Falcons Fall Short In Double OT CAL Classic

Another CAL matchup, another typical CB basketball game — a slow start, but a great double-digit comeback in the second half. The Falcons faced the Vista del Lago Eagles Thursday night in Folsom with a lot on the line; the Falcons could extend their lead in the league standings by two games with a win. Vista started off the game strong and completely dominated the first quarter. Another slow start by CB would prove to be pivotal later in the game, as the Falcons trailed 13-2 after the first quarter.

Vista continued to push the gas pedal early in the second quarter, and they jumped out to a commanding 25-5 lead. However, CB began to turn things around after being down 20 in the second. Brandon Wiggin (’19) scored the first 7 of 9 CB points in the quarter as he began to lead the comeback. Will Warner (’18) added a couple of late threes, and the Falcons only trailed 36-21 at halftime. The Falcons started out slow in the 3rd quarter but eventually the picked it up and pulled within 13 late in the 3rd. After more heroics from Warner, the Falcons only trailed 58-52 with a couple minutes to play in the game.

Warner hits another clutch three.

A Vista turnover and a Falcons bucket brought it to a one possession game. With 16 seconds to play and CB trailing 63-60, Warner’s number was called once again. Warner drained a step back three with a defender right on him and the game was tied at 63 apiece. Vista got off a final shot but it wasn’t even close, and the game was headed to OT. CB won the tip and senior Andre Albason drove right down the lane and finished through contact to make it 65-63 Falcons. The first OT session went back and forth, and Vista trailed by 3 with 21 seconds to play. Vista’s junior power forward found himself wide open from five feet beyond the arc, and he didn’t let this opportunity slip away. He drained a three to tie the game at 69 with 15 seconds to play.

Wiggin took the last shot but it fell short, and we were going to a second OT. Albason scored the first points of the OT again, but Vista responded. The second OT went back and forth, and Vista had the ball with 33 seconds left and the game tied at 75. Vista’s junior shooting guard connected on a deep 3, giving them a 78-75 lead. A Warner three was off the mark and CB fouled Vista, and they made both free throws to secure a 82-75 win for Vista 82. The Falcons fell to 6-1 in CAL play, and the Eagles go to 4-3 in the CAL. CB will be back in action tomorrow night in Holy Hoops at Jesuit in Carmichael. Come out and support our boys tomorrow night!