Lady Falcons home Friday night

By: Mike Ray
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Facing their toughest competition of the season, the Colfax Lady Falcons girls basketball team notched a 51-36 win over Castro Valley to salvage seventh place in the Emerald Division of last weekend’s West Coast Jamboree held in the bay area.

Colfax, 13-3 on the season and currently the No. 1 rated girls Division IV team by MaxPreps in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section, opened the tourney with a tough 58-52 loss to state large school power Lakeside of Lake Elsinore.

In the second round, Mission San Jose of Fremont used a stingy defense to hold Colfax scoring leader Grace Bliss to her lowest point total of the season in fashioning a 44-38 upset of the Lady Falcons.

Bliss, averaging 20.6 points per game, was held to 13 by the Fremont squad. Aliya McCord followed with nine points for Colfax while Stella Chavez added seven and Natalie Lundberg five.

Colfax bounced back on Saturday for its win over Castro Valley with Bliss, who scored 74 points in three tourney games and was selected to the All-Tourney squad, erupting for 31 points.

Colfax opens its 2019 portion of its schedule with a 7 p.m. intersectional home game Friday night against Corning. The Lady Falcons will begin their Pioneer Valley League slate Jan. 9, hosting Bear River.