Christian Brothers High School – Sacramento, Athletics
Highlights for the week of December 8th – 14th
Varsity Girls Basketball:
On Friday 12/8 the Lady Falcons took on St Ignatius High out of the Bay Area in the Roseville Elite Tournament. The lady falcons came out strong and continued that fire throughout the game winning 72-59. Leading the charge was Brianna Juniel with 21 points! Bria Shine with 15 points, Laney Prichard chipped in 9 points and Zori Miller with 8 points.
On Saturday 12/9, the ladies took on a very tough and athletic Inderkum team. The Falcons struggled early to contain Inderkum’s star player who led the surge with 27 points in the first half that had CB down at halftime 39-41. In the second half the ladies came out strong, amped up the defense, Brianna Juniel, kept their star to 4 points in the second half, while putting up 21 points. Money Brown put up 17 points with Bria Shine chipping in 14 points. The ladies showed a lot of mental toughness and composure and pulled out the victory, 65-58 and improves to a 5-2 record.
After a tough schedule and some much-needed rest, the ladies will open up in the Oakridge Trojan Tossup Tournament on 12/21 against Inderkum. Go Falcons!!!!
JV Girls Basketball:
The JV Girls’ basketball team began the month of December in Shingle Springs at the Battle in the Foothills Tournament. The team faced competitive matches against Ponderosa, Union Mine, and Granite Bay. Although they fought through the tournament with a few injuries and limited players, the girls made it to the championship game on Saturday against Granite Bay. It was a close match as the Falcons were neck and neck with the Grizzly Bears, however fatigue and injuries seemed to hurt Christian Brothers in the end. The Falcons are preparing for the Oakridge Tournament at the end of the month before kicking off the regular season in January.
Freshman Girls Basketball:
The freshmen have been busy studying for their finals. No games?
Varsity Boys Basketball:
Tuesday December 12 Monterey Trail 59 Christian Brothers 39. The Brothers Varsity team came out flat in their home opener and couldn’t gain momentum in their loss to the Mustangs. The Falcons shooting which had been a strength in their first 2 games was a weakness in this game shooting only 29% from the field. Senior Everett Perrot led the team in scoring and rebounding with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Thursday December 14 Christian Brothers 58 Nevada Union 43 The Brothers Varsity responded well to their first loss of the season with their best defensive effort of the season. Nevada Union’s leading scorer was held scoreless in the second half thanks to great defense by Junior Brandon Wiggin and Senior Jacob Tucker. Senior Will Warner led the team’s offense making five three pointers and leading the team in scoring with 20 points. Senior Andre Albason had 10 points 4 assists and 3 steals and Senior Everett Perrot led the team with 15 rebounds. Brothers advances to the semifinals of the 53rd Annual Mel Good Classic Friday night at 7pm vs Rocklin.
JV Boys Basketball:
The JV Falcons played their home opener against the very fast Mustangs from Monterey Trail on Tuesday. The boys got down early but fought their way back again and again. The speed was too much to overcome and we lost by double digits. However, yesterday we began play against Will C. Wood in the Davis Tournament. We started our fast with great team defense. This continued throughout the game. The Wildcats played us tough to the end but the young Falcons came up clutch late in the game to seal the victory. It was a great team win! We play the winner of Chico or Bethel tonight at 6:30 in the second round. We will again come out defensive minded and look to build on our last victory. Thanks, and go Brothers!!
Freshman Boys Basketball:
The Freshman Falcons played another tight game on Tuesday, Dec. 12 against Monterey Trail in our home opener. Dylan Delucchi hit a game-tying three-pointer with just under a minute to go, but unfortunately the freshmen were unable to take a lead and ultimately fell 45-42. The boys were back at it again on Thursday night, but were unable to get a win against Rocklin to start the Rocklin Tournament. They will play on Friday and then twice on Saturday looking to get back into form. Despite the losses the team has played well and continues to share the ball and scoring with no less than eight falcons scoring in each of the team’s first seven games.
Varsity Girls Soccer:
This past Tuesday The Lady Falcons traveled to Capital Christian for a chilly evening match. In the first half junior Annemarie Barbour found the back of the net on a set piece which made the score 1-0 at half. Second half the Falcons came to life and scored 3 goals. Seniors Emma Thompson and Caeley Kelly scored a goal each and junior Maci Bakarich sealed the victory with the last goal. Final score Falcons 4 – Capital Christian 0. Next up a home match against powerhouse Carondalet on Saturday 12/16. Kick off time 1:00pm.
JV Girls Soccer:
Our JV Soccer girls have been busy studying for finals. They take on Carondalet tomorrow morning at 11 am.
Varsity Boys Soccer:
CB’s men’s soccer team participated in the Inderkum Tournament last weekend, starting the event on Friday with a solid win over a scrappy Rio Linda team 2-1. Goals were scored by Jarod Enos and Dominic Poletti. On Saturday however, the Falcons came up short on both of their games. In the morning, the team lost a heartbreaker to Lincoln 1-0, even though we controlled the game and dominated all the statistics except for the important one (goals). The evening game was more of the same. The team played pretty well, but tired legs and a lack of finishing did the team in. The final score was 2-1 in favor of Inderkum. The lone goal was scored by senior Zac Lau. On Tuesday, they took on Jesuit and lost a close game 2 – 0.
JV Boys Soccer:
Our JV boys’ soccer team only game of the week was against our rival school Jesuit HS. Our boys got off to a quick start creating a couple of a great scoring opportunities but were unable to capitalized. The first 20 minutes of the game were played relatively close as both teams went back and forth until Jesuit found the back of net around the 20th minute. Our boys continued to play aggressively but found ourselves down 2-0 at halftime.
The 2nd half was pretty much the same, the boys continued their hard and aggressive play and creating scoring opportunities. Unfortunately, the boys great effort didn’t pay off at the end, losing the game 4-0. The coaching is proud of boys for the way they played, they fought and fought, never giving up until the final whistle.