No. 6 Nevada Union outscored No. 17 Rocklin 19-5 in the third quarter to break open a close game and go on to post a 57-36 Sierra Foothill League girls basketball win tonight in Grass Valley.
Nicole Lierly led Nevada Union (14-3, 2-0) with 16 points. Jaimie Curtis led Rocklin (12-7, 0-2) with nine points.
The Miners will play host to Granite Bay on Friday, then play a nonleague game 5 p.m. Monday at No. 2 Oak Ridge before traveling to Loomis 7 p.m. Wednesday to face perennial SFL champion Del Oro.
In other games involving Top 20 girls teams reported to The Bee:
NO. 8 BRADSHAW CHRISTIAN 60, ENCINA 23 - Jordyn Bell had 14 points, Erika Bean 13, Briana Barnes 12 and Ashlee Jones 11 as the Pride (15-2, 5-0) downed the Bulldogs (10-9, 4-1) in a Sierra Delta League game in South Sacramento.
NO. 9 CHRISTIAN BROTHERS 66, CASA ROBLE 20 - The Falcons (11-6, 2-0) jumped to a 26-2 first-quarter lead en route to the Capital Valley Conference win over the Rams (0-19, 0-2) in Oak Park. Kira McKechnie led CBS with 18 points.
NO. 10 PLACER 47, LINCOLN 32 - Ariana Jensen led a balanced Hillgals (18-2, 3-0) attack with 10 points in the Pioneer Valley League win over the Fighting Zebras (11-9, 0-3) in Lincoln.
NO. 11 DEL ORO 56, GRANITE BAY 53 - West Point-bound senior post Stephanie Geyer recorded game highs with 15 points and 14 rebounds as the Golden Eagles (11-7, 2-0) defeated the host Grizzlies (10-9, 1-1) in the Sierra Foothill League game. Freshman Daeja Black led the Grizzlies with 13 points and senior co-captain Katrina Reeves had five points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and five steals.
COLFAX 50, NO. 15 BEAR RIVER 41 - Back-court mates Kylie Kirkland and Taylor Avila combined for 25 points to lead the unranked Falcons (12-8, 2-1) over the Bruins (17-2, 2-1) in the Pioneer Valley League contest in Colfax. Kaitlyn Reina topped Bear River with 16 points.
NO. 18 WEST CAMPUS 70, LINDHURST 25 - Veronica Mendoza had 17 points and Haley Shaner 16 as the Warriors (13-8, 3-0) coasted past the Blazers (3-11, 0-3) in the Golden Empire League game at West Campus.
NO. 19 RIVER CITY 53, UNION MINE 41 - Tori Torres' 15 points paced the Radiers (12-8, 5-0) past the Diamondbacks (15-4, 2-2) in the Sierra Valley Conference contest in El Dorado. Madison Aliff had 19 points for Union Mine.