Lady Falcons ready for Center challenge

By: Mike Ray
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A chance to cinch the school’s first girls league basketball championship in seven years will be at stake Thursday night for the Colfax Lady Falcons.


When the Lady Falcons (21-3, 7-0) venture to Center for a 7 p.m. Pioneer Valley League showdown with the second-place Cougars (13-8, 6-1), Colfax will be shooting for a win to clinch at least a piece of its first league title since the 2012 season.


Tuesday, playing at Pucci Pavilion, the Lady Falcons remained undefeated in PVL action by storming past Marysville, 59-10. However, Colfax coach Rich Simpton knows that the Cougars will be testy.


“They’re going to come out hard at us,” said Simpton. “They know if they can get us that they have probably a co-championship. It’s a big game.”


Colfax had too much firepower for the visiting Indians as the Lady Falcons led 34-4 at halftime before going to a running clock and taking off the fast break in the second half.


Jazzy Owens meshed 24 points for the winners while Grace Bliss supplied 16. Sara Detwiler contributed seven more while Natalie Lundberg added six.


Following Thursday’s game at Center, Colfax concludes its regular season next week with home games against Lindhurst Feb. 5 and Foothill Feb. 7. The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs will begin on Feb. 12.