Colfax boys clobber Ripon
The top-seeded Colfax High boys basketball team overwhelmed Ripon to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs Tuesday, crushing the Indians 81-53 in Colfax.
The Falcons led 21-10 at the end of the first quarter and built on their lead each quarter as the visitors had no answer for Colfax’s size and strength inside.
Senior Ryan Salmonson poured in 21 points and added 10 rebounds and senior Justin Witt added 18 points to lead Colfax. Senior Joey Jergo tossed in 14 and nine boards while junior sixth man Chase Mosier added 12.
Colfax (24-4) advances to face No. 8 Cosumnes Oaks on Friday at home. The winner of that game will advance to the section semifinals and land a spot in the newly expanded CIF Northern California playoffs.
Del Oro 69, Sierra 39 at Loomis — The Golden Eagles cruised into the second round of the Division III playoffs even without leading scorer Aaron Hendricks.
Senior Spencer Butterfield scored 23 points and Del Oro opened up a big lead with a superb second half. Hendricks missed the game due to illness.
Senior Nick Lewis scored 10 while Jordan Broyles and Nico Ruiz tossed in seven each for the Golden Eagles (19-8). Del Oro led by eight at halftime before picking up the pace in the second half.
“We had a great second half,” Del Oro coach Geoff Broyles said. “We only had two turnovers and we were able to shut down what they were trying to do and get out and get some easy points.”
Third-seeded Del Oro will host No. 6 Center on Friday. The Cougars edged Pioneer 60-58 Tuesday night at home.
Forest Lake 43, Sacramento Adventist 40 at Sacramento — The Falcons hit the road and came away with a first-round win in the Division V playoffs.
The 10th-seeded Falcons (13-11) will face No. 2 Ripon Christian on the road Friday in a quarterfinal showdown. Ripon Christian beat Stone Ridge Christian 66-31 Tuesday night.