Placer JV boys nearly pull off big win vs. Foothill

By: Journal sports staff
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The Placer junior varsity boys basketball team nearly knocked off the top dog in the Pioneer Valley League Friday night. 

The Hillmen led by eight points with three minutes to go but couldn't seal the deal in a 56-51 loss to the Foothill Mustangs at Earl Crabbe Gym. 

Placer (10-9, 2-3) was led by Derek Haney (21 points) and Justin DiRuscio (18).

Foothill improved to 5-0 in league play.