Forest Lake Christian 9-0 in league

Prep Hoops Roundup
By: Mike Ray
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The Lady Falcons made it nine straight wins in Central Valley California League play with the home verdict over the Wildfires Tuesday night.


Amber Jackson and Lily Sween proved to be more than a formidable one-two punch for the winners as Jackson erupted for 26 points and Sween put up a double-double of 17 points and 17 rebounds.


Forest Lake (15-5) plays at Sacramento Waldorf on Friday. Foresthill (7-13, 4-5) was led by Makayla Lechner’s 12 points and six each from Amber Mackay and Holly Brooks.


Colfax streaks past Foothill, now 19-3

It was business as usual Tuesday night for the Colfax High girls basketball team.


Receiving 15 first-half points from sophomore guard Jazzy Owens, the Lady Falcons put 51 first-half points on the scoreboard in eventually running past overmatched Foothill, 61-22 on the Mustangs’ court.


“The Foothill coach wanted to have a running clock the whole second half and basically, we didn’t fast break,” said Colfax coach Rich Simpton after his squad built a 51-14 lead at halftime. “Foothill is struggling a bit and we’re not out to embarrass anyone.”


The win for Colfax ups its league-leading Pioneer Valley League record to 5-0 after one round of play. Overall, the Lady Falcons, the top-ranked Division IV girls team in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section, are now 19-3. Foothill, having a tough year after winning the PVL a year ago, fell to 0-17 on the season.


Owens finished with a game-high 18 points for Colfax while Stella Chavez followed with 11, Grace Bliss added 10 and Natalie Lundberg eight. Colfax plays at Bear River at 7 p.m. Thursday.


Bear River 56, Lindhurst 20

With an emphasis on defense, the Bruins rolled past the Blazers Tuesday night at Lake of the Pines to finish the first half of PVL play with a 3-2 record.


With their defense leading the way, the Bruins limited the Blazers to just three first-quarter points and five points over the entire second half.


Bear River, which led 20-3 after a quarter, was paced by Sarah Aanenson’s 18 points, 10 by Gabi Corralejo and seven from Macey Borchert. Bear River, 12-10 overall, hosts Colfax Thursday.



Foresthill 75, Forest Lake Christian 57

The Wildfires tuned up for Friday’s Central Valley California League showdown at Sacramento Waldorf by pulling away in the second half from the Falcons in a game played at Lake of the Pines.


Now 13-8 overall on the year, the Wildfires will take an 8-1 CVCL mark with them into Friday’s game with the Waves (19-3, 8-1). Foresthill won the two teams’ first meeting 75-62 Jan. 2 in Foresthill.


In Tuesday’s win, Foresthill built a 41-28 lead by halftime and then settled the issue by holding Forest Lake to just nine third-quarter points. Skyler Tuttle sparked the big third-quarter rally as he netted 13 of his game-high 29 points in the stanza. Nick Lechner followed with 10 points for the winners while Jaycie Zapata scored seven.


In last Friday’s Foresthill action, the Wildfires avenged their lone CVCL loss with a 90-64 romp over visiting Woodland Christian. All 11 Foresthill players scored in the game, paced by Tuttle’s 21 points, 17 from Elias Estrada and 13 by Caleb Medrano.