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Miners Host Basketball Team from New Zealand

A mixture of basketball and culture at Nevada Union High School. The boys basketball team began their annual Nevada Union Invitational Tournament this afternoon (Thursday) against a team from New Zealand. That team traveled across the Pacific and played a few games in the Bay Area before coming to Nevada County. Coach Bevan Sutton says while his team gets to play a bunch of games, the trip is a lot more than just basketball…

Listen to Bevan Sutton 1

The name of the school is ‘St. John’s College’, but it is a five-year high school–grades 9 through 13, with thirteenth grade being an equivalent to our twelfth grade. The school is located in Hamilton, which is on the North Island about a two-hour drive from Auckland. Sutton has been here before. He brought his team in 2012…

Listen to Bevan Sutton 2

His team will play three games in the tournament, before going to Gilroy for a tournament and then going back home. Nevada Union won the game against St. John’s 51-37.

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