The Colfax High Lady Falcons, figuring the need to ratchet up their game a step for this weekend’s Lady Eagle Invitational at Del Oro, got a leg up on things Tuesday night at Casa Roble.
Using continuous defensive pressure, great floor vision and a dominating inside game, the Lady Falcons flew past Casa Roble, 57-31, on Tuesday night.
Ending a two-game loss skid, the Lady Falcons (6-3) swarmed the Rams (0-7) on the defensive end, routinely picking off errant passes and playing tight half-court pressure.
Fresh off earning all-tourney honors last weekend in Oroville, Amber Tobiasz fueled Colfax’s win with 16 points, 14 rebounds and 10 steals to cap off a stellar night.
“Amber is a returning varsity player and she brings a lot to the table,” said Colfax coach Dave Campbell said. “She brings a lot to the court. She has a nose for the basketball. She sees the floor very well defensively as well as offensively.”
Also providing energy to Colfax’s attack was senior Kaila Tremoureaux, who led the early scoring with 10 points in the opening quarter as Colfax took a 20-9 first quarter lead.
The Lady Falcons, leading 35-19 at the half, outscored Casa Roble 22-11 in the second half with a continuing swarming defense and full-court play on offense.
“In the second half, I thought we settled down a little bit and took care of business,” Campbell said.
Three Falcons finished in double figures as Tremoureaux scored 11 and junior Reagan Lillie added 10.
Colfax opens the Lady Eagle Invitational at Del Oro today at 5 p.m. versus Manogue of Reno.