JV boys take second at Gold Dust tourney

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A high-scoring game and two defensive struggles highlighted the Colfax JV boys basketball team, coming up with a second-place finish at last weekend’s Gold Dust Tournament in Placerville. In their opening game, the Falcons fell victim to some torrid three-point shooting by Davis in a game in which Colfax fell behind by 15 points, 53-38, at halftime. But in the second half, Colfax caught fire and was able to slow the Blue Devils down enough to rally for a wild 86-83 win. “They had 15 threes and we had one,” said Colfax coach Randy Havens. “It was an amazing game.” Colfax, which outscored Davis 48-30 in the second half, was led by Jack Baldoni’s 33 points. Kevin Zachman followed with 20, while Dave Campbell and Jordan Balser added eight points each. Cole Joyce rounded out the scoring with five. In the semi-final round, the pace slowed a bit as the Falcons topped host El Dorado, 42-31. Colfax held a 28-19 lead at halftime before both teams went cold from the floor in the second half. Baldoni’s 14 points, 13 from Zachman and seven by Campbell led the Falcons. Joyce and Balser closed the scoring with six and two points, respectively. In the finals, Colfax was matched against a physical, well-sized Div. I Amador Valley team from Pleasanton, and the Falcons put up a strong battle before falling, 48-42. Baldoni and Michael Wilson both scored 10 points each for the Falcons, while Zachman added eight. Campbell, who was named to the all-tournament team with Baldoni, contributed nine assists in the game. Colfax will open the Del Oro JV Tournament today at 5 p.m. when they play host Del Oro. Colfax is bracketed with Paradise and Bella Vista and will play at either 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Friday.