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Colfax girls take DO consolation at invitational

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After a tough opening-round loss to the eventual tournament champion, Colfax High’s Lady Falcons rebounded for a pair of wins to take consolation honors at last weekend’s Lady Eagle Invitational girls basketball tournament played in Loomis.

In the fifth place trophy game on Saturday, Colfax received balanced scoring to turn back Woodcreek.

Colfax, now 8-4 on the season, defeated Whitney in a second-round game on Friday, 61-46. The Lady Falcons led 30-22 at halftime and then pulled away in the second half when clamped down defensively on the Wildcats.

Raegan Lillie, who was an all-tournament selection, tallied a season-high 19 points to lead the win. Kylie Kirkland also added spark to the victory by tossing in 13 points. Lindsay Biles chipped in with eight markers, while Kaila Tremoureux added seven.

In the opening round, Colfax ran into a hot-shooting Bishop Manogue team that jumped out to a big first quarter lead and then held off the Lady Falcons. The Miners, the third-rated school in Northern Nevada, blistered the hoops with some uncanny floor shooting to hand the Lady Falcons the first-round loss. Hitting five treys, Manogue shot out to a 22-6 lead after a quarter and then held off the Lady Falcons the rest of the way.

“They shot the lights out in the first quarter,” said Colfax coach Dave Campbell, whose team fell to 6-4 on the season. “We won the last three quarters but we dug ourselves too big of a hole.colfax