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Girls Hoops

Placer’s Madigan beats Bear River with half-court heave

By: Journal Sports Staff
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In a defensive battle at Earl Crabbe Gym Friday night, Placer High senior Shelby Madigan provided an offensive highlight that she will remember the rest of her life. Madigan drilled a half-court shot as the final buzzer sounded to give the Lady Hillmen a 34-31 victory over rival Bear River. “She got it with about six seconds left, dribbled up and let it go at halfcourt,” Placer coach Scott Barry said. “It was nothing but net.” Placer trailed by nine points at halftime, but stormed back with a 17-point fourth quarter to win its Pioneer Valley League opener. Madigan finished with a game-high 13 points and 11 rebounds. Kayla Reeves scored seven while Bailey Bill scored four and grabbed nine rebounds for the Lady Hillmen (3-10 overall). Talore Spencer scored 12 to lead Bear River (10-6 overall, 1-1 PVL). Melanie Fry scored six. Kennedy 53, Del Oro 48 at Sacramento — The Golden Eagles’ record was blemished for the first time this season as they fell to the Cougars on the road in a non-league clash. Kennedy (8-6) used a 17-9 run in the second quarter to take the laed and held the slim margin throughout the second half. Del Oro (12-1) got 14 points and five assists from Sam Hodge. Courtney Nolen added 13 points, nine rebounds and five blocks while Belle Obert had seven boards, four blocks and two steals. On Friday night, Del Oro beat Woodcreek 50-36, led by Madeline Campbell, who scored 13. Nolen added 11. Golden Sierra 64, Lindhurst 45 at Olivehurst — Junior Claire Dougherty poured in 23 points and the Grizzlies used a second-quarter run to cruise past the Blazers in their Golden Empire League opener Friday. Jaiimey Danielson-McKeague added 18 points and Jessica Blair tossed in eight for Golden Sierra (5-10 overall). Vacaville Christian 62, Forest Lake 34 at Lake of the Pines — The Falcons fell to 1-1 in Central Valley Christian League play and 7-7 overall with a home loss Friday. Lindsey Engbrecht and Laura Ritchart scored 10 points apiece for Forest Lake, which was without senior Kayla Campora. Emily English grabbed 10 rebounds and Engbrecht added five assists. In junior varsity play Forest Lake fell to Vacaville Christian 38-34 despite 11 points from Maggie Aubuchon and nine from Madeline Zea. Sterlich Marich added five steals, six rebounds and four assists while Hannah Masterson pulled down seven rebounds.