Lady Falcons eye title bid
The Colfax High Lady Falcons took high hopes into Wednesday night’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. IV semi-final round game at Tokay High in Lodi against a highly-touted Bradshaw Christian team.
“We’ll have a big challenge ahead of us but I think the girls will be ready,” said Colfax coach Dave Campbell on matching up against the Pride with a trip to Sleep Train Arena and the Div. IV finals on the line. “Bradshaw is a good team so we will have to play well,” Campbell said.
Win or lose on Wednesday, Colfax, 20-9, has already qualified for the CIF Northern California regional tournament that will begin next week with games at home sites. Check colfaxrecord.com on Sunday afternoon for regional game pairings and times.
Colfax’s girls were able to reach Tokay by overcoming a 31-point scoring spree by standout Liberty Ranch guard Selina Moore. Colfax used a 24-point fourth quarter as its impetus in handing the No. 10 seed Hawks a 63-53 setback last Thursday in Colfax.
Colfax, now 20-9 on the season, followed a steady one-two-three effort from Kaila Tremoureaux, Amber Tobiasz and Raegan Lillie to break free from a 39-39 deadlock after three stanzas.
“We didn’t want to have any regrets tonight,” said Lillie, who scored 12 of her 14 points in the second quarter to help bring the Lady Falcons back from an 18-11 second quarter deficit to a 31-25 halftime advantage.
“We needed to pick up our energy level after we got behind and I think we realized that we didn’t want our season to end tonight,” Lillie said. “We’re happy to be moving on.”
Tremoureaux led the Lady Falcons with 18 points, including eight in the pivotal fourth quarter, while Tobiasz added 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Also playing key roles for the Colfax girls were Kylie Kirkland, who connected on a key 15-footer at the 1:21 mark that put Colfax up 56-49, and Taylor Avila, who netted six of her game total eight markers in the final eight minutes.
Moore, who didn’t play in Colfax’s 52-20 win over the Hawks in the Galt Tournament back in December, more than made her presence felt in this meeting. The sturdy 5-foot-9-inch guard hit on 11 field goals with one trey and was a perfect eight for eight from the line.