Falcon girls too much for Center
It was supposed to be a early-season Pioneer Valley League showdown of unbeaten teams. Instead, Colfax’s girls basketball team’s anticipated showdown with visiting Center Wednesday night turned into another Lady Falcons romp.
Using their strong defensive play as a catalyst, the Lady Falcons held the visiting Cougars to two points in each the second and fourth quarter on their way to rolling past the overmatched visitors, 63-43.
For Colfax, currently ranked seventh among Division IV schools in the state by Maxpreps, the win upped the Lady Falcons’ PVL record to 3-0. Overall on the season, Colfax now boasts a 17-3 mark.
Center had entered Wednesday’s game with a 2-0 PVL record and a respectable 9-7 overall record.
However, after playing the Falcons tough in the opening quarter where they trailed just 12-9, the Cougars were outscored over the middle two stanzas by the hosts, 41-12, and never recovered.
Grace Bliss paced the Lady Falcons attack with 21 points. Also adding strong play was Jazzy Owens, who kept the Cougars honest from the outside by netting 16 more points. Stella Chavez with six first-quarter points added eight, Aliya McCord seven, Sara Detwiler five and Emily Cerna four.
Bear River 51, Marysville 33
The Bruins used a strong fourth quarter to pull away from the host Indians and nail down the Pioneer Valley League road win. Leading just 32-26 at the end of three quarters, Bear River got untracked and out-pointed the hosts by a decisive 19-7 exchange over the last eight minutes.
Leading Bear River’s fourth-quarter surge was a pinpoint foul line shooting display as the Bruins sank 15 of 19 charity shots in the final stanza.
Freshman Jordan Foster was a key for the winners as she went 8-for-8 from the foul stripe in the fourth quarter and finished with 11 points. Grace Billingsley with four treys led the offense with 13 points and Gabi Corralejo added 12. Macey Borchert also added five key fourth-stanza points for the Bruins (11-9, 2-1).
Folsom 70, Del Oro 44
Before the start of Sierra Foothill League girls basketball league play this season, there was a general consensus among league coaches that perennial SFL power Folsom had possibly “come back to the pack” in the expected league race.
But Wednesday night in Folsom, the Bulldog girls may have defused that theory.
Holding Del Oro to just six first-quarter points and five in the third quarter, the Bulldogs built a 35-21 lead by halftime and raced home to the easy victory. Folsom improved to 16-3 overall and 4-0 in SFL battles.
Del Oro, which slips to 1-3 in SFL games, is now 18-4 overall. The Lady Eagles were led by Madison Parry and Jenna Duley with 13 points each and Natalie Moulos with 11. Parry also snared 10 rebounds.