Wildfires burn Big Valley
The Foresthill High girls basketball team pulled off the biggest upset of the first round in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Tuesday night. The 13th-seeded Wildfires overcame a horrendous night at the free throw line to knock off No. 4 Big Valley Christian 48-46 in Modesto.
Foresthill freshman Sadie Stroup filled up the stat sheet with 14 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and five assists while junior Trysta Ferguson added 10 points and four steals. Megan O’Brien tossed in six points and eight boards and Cheyenne Williams contributed with six points and five boards.
The Wildfires were just 6-for-30 at the foul line.
“Megan scored two big baskets and we got some stops, got some loose balls and basically just kept possession late in the fourth,” Foresthill coach Tim Dadigan said. “We couldn’t hit our free throws, but we just wanted it a little more.”
Foresthill will face Central Valley Christian League rival Sacramento Waldorf on Thursday in Sacramento.
Del Oro 54, Galt 31 at Loomis — Junior Madeline Campbell poured in 25 points and the second-seeded Golden Eagles coasted to the second round of the Division II playoffs.
Junior Belle Obert had 11 rebounds, eight blocks, seven points and five assists as Del Oro led 31-17 at the half and outscored the visitors the rest of the way.
Crystal Sewell had 11 points while Brianna Ruiz scored seven. Campbell added eight rebounds for Del Oro, which will host No. 7 East Union Thursday at 7 p.m.
Colfax 64, San Juan 41 at Colfax — Sophomore Haley Biles finished with 12 points, the only player to score in double digits as a balanced effort carried the No. 3 Falcons into the quarterfinals.
Senior Audrey Lewis scored nine, senior Cassandra Campbell and junior Erica Heikila added eight points each and seniors Kacey Capuchino and Cathy Hinrichs finished with six points apiece.
Colfax (17-11), which led 22-8 after one quarter, will host No. 6 West Campus on Thursday. The Warriors routed No. 11 Le Grand in their opener, 50-27.