Rio Roundup

Men’s Basketball Vs Rio

The Falcons entered Thursday night’s match up against the Rio Raiders with a lot on the line. Senior night, League Championship, and a top three seed was all in place for the Falcons. This could have been the biggest win of the season for the boys but Rio had other plans. The first quarter woes didn’t effect CB’s this time as they quickly grabbed a 17-13 lead at the end of the first. The falcons looked undersized compared to the Raiders but their quickness and tenacious defense proved too much for Rio to handle in the first quarter. The Raiders then took advantage of CB’s second unit be outscoring them 24-10 in the second quarter to go up 37-27 at halftime. Breaking the falcons press defense and bombarding them with second chance opportunity threes seemed to be difference in the second quarter for the Raiders. Seniors Andre Albason and Everette Perrot took over the game in the second half trying desperately to get the Falcons back into this game. Cutting the lead down to five but the size difference seemed to be too much of a factor and Rio was able to increase their lead to 53-41 at the end of the third. The comeback kids never gave up hope as they came up with big plays down the stretch but Rio was able to counter whatever the Falcons did with a big play’s of their own. As CB was playing with some with some foul trouble, Andre had four fouls and couldn’t play majority of the fourth quarter. Which was detrimental for the Falcons since the senior was having a big senior night with 24 points. The clock hit double zero and the Falcons went had their big night ruined. A league Championship looks out of reached but their hopes for a section title hasn’t changed.

 

Mes Soccer Vs RIO

On February 9th the Christian Brothers Falcons Men’s Varsity Soccer team faced off against the Rio Americano Raiders in the Falcon senior night. After the senior festivities celebrating the six talented boys on the team, the Falcons immediately got to work to get back at the Raiders  for their previous match, in which the Falcons fell hard to the Raiders with a score of 4 to 0. The boys were energized to fight back, and once the match began, the two competing forces were fairly matched. The boys were able to keep the Raiders from pushing past their solid defense, but they could not convert this stellar defense into a successful counter. The first half was basically a stalemate, until a late Raider penalty kick luckily struck the back of the CB goal. Though Head Coach Jacob Hunley ’96 gave some good feedback and inspiration to the Falcons at halftime, the boys could not convert their energy into goals. Within the first few minutes of the second half, the Raiders made a successful strike against the Falcons defense, putting our boys down 2-0. As the second half continued, the boys lost a substantial amount of energy and lost their speed against the Raiders. With more successful strikes from Rio and failed counters from CB, the match ended with a Rio victory of 4-0. Though our boys were previously thought to have secured their playoff place, it is now in limbo. Their playoff future will be determined by a match between Rio and Vista. The best of luck to our boys if they continue into their playoffs.

Women’s Soccer Vs Rio

After a dominating senior night, the women’s soccer

team entered their last league game confidently against the Rio Americano Raiders. The girls hoped to redeem themselves and to come out with a win previously losing to the Raiders one week ago. The first half was scoreless because of Senior Hailey Green ’18 and Annemarie Barbour ’19 having amazing defensive games blocking everything that tried to get pass them. Senior Emma Thompson ’18  offensive chances up the right sideline.  After a hard fought game, the Falcons came up short dropping the game 1-0. Senior Emma Brueckner called her last league game, “one of the best games we’ve had all season and I’m so proud of us”. As they prepare for play offs, they will be practicing every day next week, and “will be working on more dynamic runs as well as finishing the game strong in general”. Good luck to our girls in play offs and make sure to come out and support!