Highlights for the week of February 22nd – March 1st
Varsity Girls Basketball:
The lady Falcons took on Bradshaw Christian in the third round of the D3 section playoffs. A win here, would solidify their spot in the championship game. Christian Brothers came out strong against a 6-man Bradshaw Christian Team leading the first quarter 15-9 and going into the half 29-17. Although Bradshaw’s bench wasn’t deep and even being down by 18 at one point, they never went away, they battled, made some good plays and knocked down some heavily defended shots! The lady falcons didn’t flinch and never wavered. They maintained composure with each run Bradshaw made. Eventually, the tough defense would prove to be too much for an undermanned Bradshaw Christian. CB locked in the win with a score of 65-55. Brianna Juniel leading all scorers with 23 points, Bria Shine with 19 points and 20 rebounds, followed by Monet Brown who knocked down 9 and had a game clinching steal and bucket with a little over a minute left on the clock! These ladies will now defend their section title against River Valley this Saturday March 3rd, 2pm at the UOP in Stockton! Let’s go Ladies! Bleed Blue!!!!!!
Varsity Boys Basketball: Christian Brothers 33 Central Catholic 53. The Brothers Varsity team traveled to number one seed Central Catholic Raiders in Modesto and came up short in their upset bid. The Falcons played great defense all night but poor perimeter shooting was too much to overcome. The Falcons led after the first quarter, were down 1 at halftime and down by 3 going into the 4th quarter thanks to team defense led by Junior Brandon Wiggin and Senior Everett Perrot. Junior Anthony Zavala led the team in scoring with 13 points.
The game marked the final game for our 7 seniors Will Warner, Matt Schneider, Jacob Tucker, Jeremiah Thetford, and Everett Perrot. Seniors Andre Albason and Cameryn Walker were out due to injuries. Thank you to each player for their dedication and drive to make our program the best it can be.
The team battled through adversity all year and truly became a family on and off the court. The Seniors taught the underclassman valuable lessons to carry on the excellence of this program. The team finished 2nd in the Capital Athletic League and made the playoffs for the 5th consecutive season. The Falcons road playoff win was the first road playoff victory since 2013. Seniors Andre Albason and Will Warner were All League Selections.
Varsity Baseball: No games this week. Rainouts.
JV Baseball: No games this week. Rainouts.
Freshman Baseball: The CB Freshmen baseball team opened the 2018 season with 10-0 victory over Cosumnes Oaks. Gabe Maya and George Rios each pitched three one hit innings to combine on the shut out. Peter Genus had two hits while Justin Douglas and Anthony Murphy each had a triple.
Men’s Varsity Golf: The boys match on Monday was rained out.
Men’s JV Golf: Great first match. Though we lost to Davis 233 to 197 we played well. John came in with the best score of 42 on a very wet and cold day on a new course for most of the players.
Women’s Lacrosse: JV women’s lacrosse started the season off strong against College Park High School, despite having only 4 returners on the team. At the end of first half the team was at a close 5 to 6 lead. After returning from half time, JV Lax kept their lead starting off the second half with an assist from Sarah Louie to Maggie Melarkey. JV women’s lacrosse ended the night on top, with a score of 8 to 9.
Varsity lost a close contest to College Park 10-11. The team was down by 4 at half time and worked together to tie the score. Even stripping the ball from the opposing goalie and scoring. They went on a run of winning 5 consecutive draw controls. Goals were scored by Lily Witry, Mia Nieves, Kate Donovan, Ashlinn Phipps, and Jules Fuhs. The team moved the ball through the midfield exceptionally well, and won nearly every groundball fight. College Park scored in the last 30 seconds of the game to win. The Falcons look forward to hosting University High School on Friday.
CB Rugby – (Saturday 2/24/18) The Falcons hosted the Spartans of SacPal
JV – With poor defense and missed tackles, the Falcons found themselves down 15-0 early in the first-half. The Falcons however would show some resiliency as Ramu Lotima would get the Falcons on the board with a strong run that ended in the Spartans Try-zone. (15-5). The Spartans answered with another Try and pushed their lead (20-5). The Falcons would close the gap before halftime as Patrick Pierson broke through the Spartans defense for a Falcons Try. Brandon Guillen would start the Falcon’s off in the second-half as he pushed his way over the Try-line for the score (20-15). However, it was all Spartans the second half as they scored 22 unanswered points beating the Falcons by the final score of 42-15.
Varsity – The Spartans scored in the 10th and 14th minutes of the match and took an early 12-0 lead. The Falcons would push back as their Forwards ran aggressively in the center of the field and were awarded a penalty Try (12-7). The Spartans would answer with 3 more Trys taking a 27-7 lead in the First-Half. Just before half, Mitchell Berger would get a Try and a conversion to go into halftime 27-14. The Spartans would score to start the second-half and take a commanding 32-14 lead. But the Falcons showed tenacity as Mitchell Bergerscored three more Trys and Anthony Richardson added one of his own to pull the Falcons within 4 (40 – 44). That was as close as the Falcons would get as the Spartans would get a late score and win the game 49-40.
Next Up – Jesuit (3/2/18 @ Jesuit (JV @ 11:30am and Varsity @ 1:30pm)
Varsity Softball:On Tuesday, The Lady Falcon varsity kicked off their season with a 5-4 win over the visiting Liberty Ranch Hawks. Winning pitcher, Sr. Abby Burkholder gave up only 5 hits while striking out eight in 7 innings. The falcons pounded out 9 hits, lead by Jessica Hennelly (3X3 with a double and Cece Sidley (2X2 with a double and 2 RBI’s.
On Wednesday the Falcons traveled to Kennedy to face the Cougars and came away with a 13 – 5 victory. Winning pitcher Cece Sidley struck out 10, while giving up only one walk and 5 hits. The offence was very prolific. Giana Hays, 4X5, 2 RBI; Jessica Hennelly, a triple: Macy Mendoza two doubles and two RBI; Catcher Hannah Gruber, 2X2 and Gina Matista 3X4 and scored 4 times. Karina Brouwer had a stolen base.
Record Varsity 2-0; JV 1-1
JV Softball: The Lady Falcons JV softball team went on the road to take on Kennedy High School in a non-league matchup. It was a close game early on with Kennedy jumping ahead 4-1 after 2 innings. The Falcons regrouped and composed themselves in their top half of the inning. Errors by Kennedy and aggressive base running from the Falcons contributed to 17 runs being scored. Key hitting from freshmen Ysabel Moreno (grand slam HR) and Victoria Fenner (2-3, 2B). Sophomore Nancy Chavez also contributed a couple of clutch hits during the inning. Starting sophomore pitcher Abigail Chapuis dug deep in getting the win. Victoria Fenner closed out the final innings to secure the victory. Great bounce back game from the tough loss to Liberty Ranch the day before. Good job Lady Falcons softball! Final score 20-4. Record 1-1
Men’s Tennis: The men’s tennis team took on Florin and won 6 – 5.
Track: The 2018 Falcon track team attended its first relay invitational of the year held at Cordova HS. There were 29 schools attending and the Falcons took a fair share medals. Freshman Malia Gay placed 4th, Junior Nevin Afong 5th, and Isaiah Jimenez won the 3200m race. Falcon Girl hurdlers Caroline Duncan, Mariah Escobar, Audrey Jeffers, and Kayla Piegaro placed 4th in the shuttle hurdles. Frosh/Soph boys Jonathan Stenger, Clayton Ketcher, Kaylen Walker and Brett Petkus won the 4×100 relay and 4×200 relays. Jonathan Stenger, Clayton Ketcher and Kaylen Walker won the long jump. Varsity distance medley team comprised of Patrick Wiseman, Nick Mederios, Nevin Afong and Isaiah Jimenez placed third. Next meet is the HOLY SPIKES March 7 at Jesuit.
Men’s Varsity Volleyball: Brothers men’s volleyball kicked off preseason action this week with two wins over Kennedy (26-24/25-19/19-25/25-19) and Oak Ridge(25-23/22-25/21-25/25-22/15-12). On Friday the falcons took on the cougars in the first home match of the year. Seniors Cesar Borrego and Miguel Trujillo both racked up the kills with 11 and 12 each. This past Wednesday the team headed up to Oak Ridge to battle it out against the Trojans in a 5-set victory. Senior Jack Milliken kept his team in the game with the biggest point-to-error gap, including 9 kills and a flawless service record. The Falcons’ next home match is Wednesday against Sheldon. Come out and support Brothers volleyball!
Men’s JV Volleyball: Christian Brother JV volleyball started the season off against Kennedy High School last Friday. The Falcons won both sets by the score of 25-23 to take the victory in 2 sets against the visiting Cougars. Freshman setter, Sam Ratliff led the team with 8 aces in the match. Daniel Larsen-Anderson paced the Falcons in kills with 6. On the last day of February, the Falcons traveled to Oak Ridge high school to take on the Trojans. During set 1, the Falcons took an early lead and took the set by a final score of 25-14. Set 2 was tighter, but Christian Brothers was able to pull out the set with a 25-23 victory, resulting in a 2-0 victory. Nathan Hatch and Riley Piccione lead the offensive attack combining for 5 kills. Next week, Christian Brothers travels to Davis High School on Monday and returns for a home game against West Campus High School on Wednesday.
GAMES OF THE WEEK
Women’s BB vs. River Valley – Section Championship
Saturday, March 3rd, 2pm
University of Pacific – Stockton