Falcons roll, Bruins drop a tight one
The Colfax High girls muscled past West Campus Thursday night, booking a spot in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinals for the first time in five seasons.
Junior Michelle Walker scored 22 points and the Falcons led from the outset, cruising to a 57-38 victory over the Capital Valley Conference champions in Colfax.
Senior Cassandra Campbell added 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the third-seeded Falcons (19-11). Senior Audrey Lewis was also stellar, contributing eight points, 10 boards and six assists.
“We didn’t want to get in a running game with them,” Colfax coach Dave Campbell said. “We ran our halfcourt sets all the way through and got a lot of good looks inside for Walker. Defensively we kept the ball out of the post and that was a key for us as well.”
Colfax will face Argonaut in Tokay on Wednesday with the winner advancing to the section final at Arco Arena. Wednesday’s game time will be announced in the coming days.
Christian Brothers 56, Bear River 55 at Sacramento — The Bruins’ season came to a heart-breaking end in the Division IV quarterfinals.
Bear River, the No. 5 seed, led the fourth-seeded Falcons 42-28 at the half and 52-40 after three quarters before the home team stormed back in the final frame, hitting the go-ahead free throw with two seconds left.
Riley Pearson scored 13 points for the Bruins. Jenn Meylor added 12, Lindsey Harter scored 10 and Kelsey Uno added four assists and three steals. Harter grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
Meylor’s three free throws in the fourth were the Bruins’ only points in the quarter.
The Bruins finished the season 20-8.
Sacramento Waldorf 57, Foresthill 55 at Sacramento — The 13th-seeded Wildfires nearly upset their way to the first section semifinal in school history. The No. 5 Waves held on as Foresthill finished the season 11-9.
Jesse Anderson, the Wildfires’ lone senior, scored 12 points and added two steals despite playing with a torn ACL. Junior Trysta Ferguson had 16 points and six rebounds, freshman Sadie Stroup added eight points and 10 boards while junior Megan O’Brien tossed in nine points and seven rebounds.