Colfax boys storm Huskies on court, 66-34

By: Mike Ray, Colfax Record Sports Editor
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After a tough go of things in their final two games at last week’s Gold Dust Tournament, the Colfax Falcons’ boys basketball team returned to familiar surroundings Tuesday night in its home opener against Sutter. In a rematch of a CIF Nor Cal Regional game from last March, the host Falcons looked more in synch than the visiting Huskies in pulling away in the second half for an easy 66-34 non-league win . Placing nine players in the scoring column and receiving big contributions off the bench, the Falcons pulled away from a 24-19 lead midway through the second quarter to lead 37-22 by halftime. Colfax then put the game away in the third quarter when the Falcons held the visitors scoreless while scoring 19 markers themselves. “It was nice to get the win and nice to have a lot of different players contribute,” said Colfax coach Mike O’Connell.”We had some guys come in and do a good job.” Helping spark Colfax’s big second quarter were Tom Baldoni, Brandon Creemin and Luke Beninga, all three who came off the bench to spell starters, and who combined to score 11 of the Falcons’ 17 second canto points. Colfax, 2-3, was led on offense by Chase Mosier’s 14 points while Creemin added 13 and Ben Buell 12. Baldoni finished with eight points while Austin Oberg netted seven. The Falcons’ scoring was completed by Beninga with five points and Joey Rooker, Robert O’Connell and Brett Fowler, all with two points each. Austin Brown added one. Colfax now heads to Pacific Grove for the Breakers Classic on Friday and Saturday. The Falcons play host Pacific Grove Friday at 8 p.m. and then meet Palma on Saturday at 1 p.m.