After a good night to open the Duane Millett Tournament in Oroville last weekend, the Colfax Lady Falcons girls basketball team suffered through some shooting woes and ended up in fourth place after posting 1-2 mark for the three-day event.
“We’re having trouble with our shooting right now,” said Colfax coach Dave Campbell. “It’s definitely something we’ll be working on.”
The Lady Falcons, now 5-3 overall on the season, opened the tournament by running past Las Plumas, 64-37. A balanced Colfax attack was led by Amber Tobiasz with 14 points, Kylie Kirkland with 12, and Lindsay Biles with nine.
Topping off the Lady Falcons’ offense in the win were Raegan Lillie with eight points, Kaila Tremoureux with six, Kylie Bauer with five, and Cassie Harrison with four.
The Lady Falcons looked on the verge of upending defending tournament champion Paradise in the semi-final round, but the Bobcats used a last-second three-point play as the decider in a 44-43 win.
“We trailed the whole game but took the lead with 50 seconds to play,” Campbell said. “Paradise then hit a shot and free throw just before the buzzer for the win. It was a tough loss.”
Colfax couldn’t bounce back in the third-place game as University Prep of Redding followed 15 points each from Kristin Jurin and Savannah Fernandez to take a 49-41 win over the Lady Falcons.
For Colfax, Tobiasz was named to the all-tournament squad for her fine efforts.
The Lady Falcons will take a step up in competition this weekend as they play in the Lady Eagle Invitational at Del Oro. Colfax will face a tough opening-round game today at 5:30 p.m. when they tangle with Bishop Manogue of Reno.
In other first round games, El Camino and Woodcreek play at 4 p.m., Del Oro plays Casa Roble at 7 p.m., and Pleasant Valley of Chico meets Whitney at 8:30 p.m.
Colfax returns home next Tuesday to host Monterey Trail at 5:30 p.m. for the JV contest and 7 p.m. for the varsity.