Men’s, Women’s Hoops Advance In Section Playoffs

Men’s Basketball

By Jonny Stone

Our 9th seeded men’s basketball team traveled down to play the 8th seed American Canyon on Wednesday night in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Playoffs. The Falcons needed this big game upset to keep their season alive. The game started off strong for the Falcons with a score of 20-14 after the first quarter with strong starts from Everett Perrot (‘18) and Andre Albason (‘18). Having a strong six point lead, the Falcons entered the second quarter with some confidence as they have often struggled to start games this year. After a good offensive quarter for the Wolves, the Falcons were down 34-31 at the half. But the Falcons were not phased, as they entered the third quarter with a lot of confidence. With great performances coming from Albason, and Brandon Wiggin (‘19), the Falcons went up 47-45 at the end of the third quarter. Unfortunately,  Albason went down with a knee injury in the third quarter and will not be returning for the rest of the season. Andre’s injury just put more oil in the fire for the basketball team. When Albason went out, the Falcons had a two point lead and they needed to hold on without their star point guard. The Falcons held a 1 point lead with 10 seconds remaining in the game when Brandon Wiggin was assessed a very questionable foul call. American Canyon tied the game and sent it to overtime. The Falcons dominated overtime and escaped this first round game with a 69-65 victory.  The Falcons play their second round of playoffs against top seeded Central Catholic tonight at 7 PM. Come out and support the Falcons as attempt to complete the upset against the Crusaders.

Women’s Basketball

By Alyce Munoz

For their second round playoff game, the top seeded Lady Falcons basketball team took on East Union and took home a big win. The first quarter started out slow and the East Union Lancers were in competition with the Falcons as they were putting up a fight for the win. By the end of the first quarter, CB was up with a 14-8 lead. In the second quarter, the Falcons kicked it into the gear and brought fire and fury to the Lancers and brought themselves up to a 20 point lead, leaving the score at the end of the half 35-15. The last two quarters went by quickly as CB added 38 point to their lead against East Union ending at a final score of 73-40. Breezy Juniel ’19 put up 23 points while Bria Shine ’20 17 points. The ladies plan on taking home yet another win in the semi-finals against Bradshaw Christian this Tuesday. You’ll be able to watch the game live on the NFHS Network.