The Colfax Lady Falcons didn't rely heavily on the on the three-point field goal this season on their way to earning a top four seed in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Div. IV playoff tournament. But Tuesday night in the opening round of the post season tourney, the Lady Falcons used some pinpoint shooing from beyond the arc to help pave the way to a 63-44 playoff victory over visiting Le Grand of Merced County. With seniors Courtney Harrison and Katie Cassilagio leading the long range shooting assault, the Lady Falcons connected on seven three-point field goals and used the extra offense to help pull away from the Bulldogs who entered the game as the Southern League champions and the 13th seeded team. The win was a complete turnabout from last season's first round playoff game when No. 5 Colfax was upset by 12th seeded Amador. With the win, Colfax improved to 22-6 overall on the season and will now host 5th seeded Linden tonight at 7 p.m. in the Colfax gym. Linden, the Mother Lode League champions, posted a 64-33 romp Tuesday over Golden Sierra. Tonight's winner will earn a trip to the Div. IV semi-final round set for next Wednesday at Tokay High in Lodi. Linden is very good, said Hicks who saw the Lions play three times this season. Of all the teams not in the top four, Linden is the best. The Colfax coach was pleased with Tuesday's effort, especially with the intensity the team showed early on. I was pleased the way that the girls came out with a little fire in their eyes,' said Hicks about the win. We have a lot of the same girls who were here a year ago when we lost in the first round and I think they remembered it. With Harrison nailing four treys and Cassilagio chipping in with three more triples of her own, Colfax led 18-14 after a quarter before extending it to 35-25 at the halftime break. In the second half, Colfax then limited the Southern League champions to just 19 points while scoring 28. I thought we did a good job keeping care of the ball and playing defense on Hansen, said Hicks about Bulldogs scoring leader Jennifer Hansen who did hit her average of 18 points but collected many when the contest was already in check. Tyler Divine's 17 points, including nine in the first half, topped the Lady Falcons' offense while Harrison finished with 16 and Cassilagio netted 11. Lauren Baccala dropped in six points and a pair of sophomores, Jennifer Bozzo and Cassandra Campbell, chipped in with five and four points respectively. Also scoring for Colfax were Lauren Maurer and Ashley Broussard with two points apiece. Le Grand, which had its 15-game winning streak snapped, finished the season at 19-7. In other Div. IV playoff action on Tuesday, No. 7 Bret Harte advanced with a 60-58 win over No. 10 Vacaville Christian; No. 3 Modesto Christian topped No. 14 Calaveras, 68-33 and No. 8 West Campus tripped up No. 9 Hilmar, 50-39. Colfax had actually entered the playoffs on a downer as the Lady Falcons dropped their final Pioneer Valley League game, 32-30, at El Dorado last Wednesday. In the setback, the Lady Falcons didn't help themselves from the foul line as the team hit on just 10 of 26 free throws on the evening. The loss, coupled with a forfeit win taken from Bear Rive on Friday, enabled the Lady Falcons to finish the PVL with a 9-3 record and in second place in the final standings.