Tuesday Mar 02 2010
Colfax girls undaunted by undefeated Argonaut
By: Journal Sports Staff
At first glance the Argonaut High girls basketball team looks like an unstoppable juggernaut. The Mustangs are 29-0, coasted through the Mother Lode League and for the season they’ve scored nearly twice as many points as their opponents. But Colfax High coach Dave Campbell isn’t convinced his team’s opponent in today’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal is worthy of awe. “I’ve just told my team t heir record is no indication of the team they are,” Campbell said. “Don’t get me wrong, they’re a decent team, but they really haven’t played anybody. We’ve played a lot more high caliber teams than they have.” Argonaut will present a challenge with senior twins Lauren and Erin Godde. Lauren averages 16 points and 9 rebounds per game and Erin adds 10 per game. Junior guard Alyssa Cabri chips in 12 points a game and does an excellent job of running the Mustangs’ attack. Colfax (18-11) counters with a lineup that is balanced and unpredictable. Junior forward Michelle Walker and senior forward Cassandra Campbell lead the team scoring-wise, but guards Audrey Lewis, Kacey Capuchino and April Littlejohn are all capable of filling it up. Campbell said his team is highly motivated after making the section semifinals for the first time since 2006. “The kids are pretty driven right now,” Campbell said. “Those seniors aren’t willing to put the basketball away. If we lose that could be the last time they pick up a ball. They’re really having fun right now and I can see the ‘want’ in them.” The winner of today’s game will play for the section championship on Saturday at Arco Arena at 11:30 a.m. The Colfax girls have the longest running streak of consecutive playoff appearances in the section. The Falcons have made the playoffs for 29 straight seasons. Bret Harte had made 30 straight appearances before missing the playoffs this year.