Coach’s Box 12/14

Falcon’s Sports News

 

Quote of the day:

“Successful programs consist of people working hard, working together, while never worrying about who gets the credit.”

Don Meyer

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Women’s Freshman Basketball

The Lady Falcon’s Freshmen Team ended their Rocklin Tournament with a win against Mesa Verde 36-20. There were outstanding performances from Clare Camasura ‘22 (18 points), and Latavia Purdy ’22, (12 points). Erin Willis ‘22, Erica Willis ‘22, and Olivia Cepeda ‘22 all contributed with solid defensive efforts.

Women’s Junior Varsity Basketball

The Lady Falcons participated in the Robby Nakamura Holiday Class at Kennedy High School last weekend.  They kicked the first game off against Mira Loma on Thursday and defeated the Matadors with great team work.  The following game was a tough match-up against Del Oro on Friday.  Although the Falcons started the game with good defense the Eagles’ full court pressure was too much for the Falcons. CB fell short and faced the host Kennedy in the semi-finals.  The semi-finals game against the Cougars was a great match-up.  The Lady Falcons had some difficulty with foul trouble however was able to rally through as a team and beat the Cougars.  It was a close game that tested the Falcons’ ability to push through towards a win.  CB will face another great match-up against Cosumnes Oaks on Monday evening.

Women’s Varsity Basketball

The Varsity Lady Falcons took on Nationally ranked Powerhouse Arch Bishop Mitty 12/8. Unfortunately Mitty proved to be too much for the Falcons, but a great lesson being able to play competition of that caliber. Donnelli Allen ‘22 led the way with 10 points, followed by Chance Sims ‘19 with 6 points, Bria Shine ‘20 chipped in 6 points. The ladies will take on Consumes Oaks on 12/17 at CB 7pm. Come out and support your Falcons! Current record: 3 wins, 2 losses.

Men’s Freshman Basketball

The freshman boys (7-1) had another great week of basketball capped off by their first tournament victory on Saturday, Dec. 8.  On Friday, Dec. 7, the freshman were challenged by a very well coached and strong Oakmont team.  The first half was very close, with neither team really commanding control of the game, leaving the score 33-32 in favor of the Falcons at the break.  Brothers used very strong defense in the second half, allowing only 16 points to take control and earn a 55-48 win and a berth in the Mesa Verde Tournament championship.  Parker Spellacy ’22 (13 points) and John Marengo ’22 (10 points) led the team offensively, while Mike Wiggin ’22 and Donovan Chock ’22 helped shore up the defense.  The championship game pitted CB against Rocklin.  CB again had a tight first half, going into the break tied 33-33, but outscored the plucky Thunder 41-27 in the second half, pulling away for a 64-50 win and a championship trophy.  Marengo led all scorers with 21 points, including 13 in the 3rd quarter and was named tournament MVP.  Spellacy was named to the All Tournament team.  Wiggin, Chock, John Piegaro ’22, Avante Lee ’22 and Ryan Rodriguez ’22 all took turns dominating the second half and helping the Brothers extend their win streak to four. The freshman team will try and extend that win streak when they take on Cristo Rey on Saturday, Dec. 15.  The game will be played in the Ron Limeberger Gym at 10 am.

Men’s Junior Varsity Basketball

Boys JV basketball are coming off a tough lost against Rio Linda in the Les Curry Tournament at Davis High School. 47-49.  They look to bounce back against Center High School tonight at 5pm, to even up their record to 4-4.

Men’s Varsity Basketball

Friday December 7 Christian Brothers 73 El Dorado 65: Brothers Varsity beat a physical Cougar team to earn their first home win of the season. The Falcons has 20 Assists as a team as 4 players scored in double figures: Michael Moreno ‘21 (19 points), Ryan Toschi ‘20 (16 points), Luke Jones ’20 (15 points) and Angelo Butler ‘20 (11 points). Shahkai Nichols ‘20 had 5 rebounds and played a great game off the bench.

Tuesday December 11 Christian Brothers 67 Gregori 83: In the opening round of The Mark Gallo Invitational at Central Catholic High School in Modesto, the Falcons fell to a talented Jaguar Team from Modesto. The Falcons played a great first 12 minutes, but a late run by Gregori at the end of the second half and a run in third quarter were too much for Brothers to overcome. Turnovers and excellent three point shooting by Gregori was the difference. Ryan Toschi ‘20 was the leading scorer with 16 points and Solomon Orr ‘20 led the scoring off the bench with 7 points

The Falcons continue their play in The Mark Gallo Invitational with games on Friday Dec 14 and Saturday Dec 15. Go Brothers!

Men’s Junior Varsity Soccer

The soccer gods were smiling on the JV Men’s soccer team on Tuesday, November 11,2018…for most of the game.  At the Vista Del Lago lit field, on a cold night, the Falcons played to a 1-1 tie in a wide open shoot out from both teams.  Vista saw their shots bounce of the post, bounce off the cross bar…and they miss-fired on some very good looks.  CB though converted when the opportunity arrived.  In the 31st minute of the first half Lorenzo Gonzalez (’21) took a high bouncing ball, settled it cleanly and then ripped a ball to the near post to give CB a 1-0 lead that held through halftime.  Both freshman CB keepers, David Arias ’22 and Andre Tabunda ’22 played remarkably.  There were lay out dive saves, punch saves and sliding saves…but with the game winding down…the good fortune disappeared.  Vista’s Keeper punted out a saved shot on goal that bounced 15′ in the air past midfield and completely over the defense.  In a 1v1, the Vista striker finished and they tied it up in the 76th minute. Final score: 1-1.

Up next is our league opener against tough rival Rio Americano on Tuesday night.

Record 1-1-2

Men’s Varsity Soccer

The men’s soccer team competed in the Rocklin Invitational last weekend, winning two games (vs River Valley and Chico) and losing two (Rocklin and Bella Vista). The boys rebounded from the weekend with two league wins this week vs Capital Christian (7-0) and Sac High (10-0). The competition will get much more difficult next week, when the Falcons travel to face-off against the Rio Americano Raiders on Tuesday. This looks to be battle of two of the top teams in the Capital Athletic League. The Falcons have had a number of players contributing to the recent run of attractive soccer. The defense has been anchored by Ben Kessler ’19 in goal, along with defenders Cole Mellor ’21, Clark Jacobson ’20 and Tyler Valerio ’21. The offense has been spear-headed by Zach Martin ’19, Hunter Dierlam ’20, RJ Dore ’20 and Declan Simonovich ’20. The Falcon’s midfield has been solid all year, with stand-out play from Dominic Poletti ’19, Diego Seuthe ’19 and Jose Regalado ’21. Come out and support your Falcons this week as they travel to Del Campo to face off against Rio Americano on Tuesday at 7:45pm.

Current record: 5-4 (League: 2-0).

Women’s Junior Varsity Soccer

No games this week. Next game: Tuesday (12/18) vs Rio Americano at 5:30.

Women’s Varsity Soccer

The women’s varsity soccer team has been on a roll as of late. After some solid performances last weekend in the Rocklin Invitational, the Falcons began league play with two convincing wins against Sac High (9-0) and Capital Christian (4-0). The girls are playing some entertaining futbol, combining crisp passing with an organized defense (only 5 goals against after 9 games). The team has had some impressive outings in the last few contests, including two draws against St. Francis and another against Whitney. On Tuesday, the girls will face-off against league-rival Rio Americano (last year’s league champion). This will be a highly-competitive match, and will likely factor into who wins the Capital Athletic League. Come out and watch your Falcons at Sac City College this Tuesday. Current record: 5-1-3 (League: 2-0).

 

ATHLETIC EVENTS OF THE WEEK

 

Women’s Basketball Vs Cosumnes Oaks

Monday @ 5:30/7:00

 

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Women’s Soccer vs Rio Americano

Tuesday @ 5:30/7:00