Falcon Boys hold on, 57-53
The Colfax High boys basketball team’s shooting in the first quarter was colder than it was outside the Foresthill gym Tuesday night.
Fortunately for the Falcons, they were able to heat up their game when it counted and avoided falling to the Wildfires in what would have been the upset of the young preps hoop season.
Receiving 20 points from Garren O’Keefe and 19 from Matthew Harshman, the Falcons rallied from an early deficit and went on to post a 57-53 win over the host Wildfires.
Colfax, now 6-2 on the season, trailed 15-8 after a quarter and 23-21 at halftime.
“We started slow and it almost cost us,” said Colfax coach Terry O’Keefe. “But we were able to flip the switch on in time and rally back. Tough win but we’ll take it.”
Colfax took the lead for the first time after the Falcons outscored the Wildfires, 18-14, in the third quarter. With Will Biles contributing a couple of big three point field goals and Marc Avila nailing one of two free tosses with five seconds to go, the Falcons were able to hold on.
Kyle Detwiler added seven points to the win while Biles added six and Avila four.
Foresthill, which fell to 2-6, was led by Emerson Miles and Benji Nieves, each with 15 points.
Colfax JVs 72 Foresthill 28 – The Colfax JVs upped their second record to 5-0 with the easy road win. Nate Sawt 22 points led the way while Mason Ahrens and Robby Jones sank 12 points apiece and Anthony Lundberg added 10.
Hermann sparks Girls romp
Kyat Heimann scored 14 points to lead four different Colfax players in double figures as the Falcon girls rolled to a 55-29 non-league win over Sacramento Waldorf Tuesday night in Colfax.
Playing in the Falcons’ old gym, Colfax grabbed a 24-14 lead after a quarter before breaking the game wide open with a 17-4 second quarter points explosion.
Following Heimann in the scoring column were Annaliese Ballowe with 11 points and Kylee Bauer and Caleigh McClenahan with 10 points each. McClenahan also grabbed eight rebounds.
Colfax opens in the Del Oro Invitational today at 6:30 p.m. against Clovis High.
Colfax JVs 32 Sacramento Waldorf 24 – Jordan Rooker netted eight points and had three steals to lead the Falcon girls JV team to the win. Now 6-3 on the year, Colfax plays Woodcreek tonight at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Del Oro JV Tournament.