Coach’s Box 12/21

Falcon’s Sports News


Quote of the day:

“Don’t aspire to be the best on the team. Aspire to be the best FOR the team.”


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Women’s Freshman Basketball

On Thursday afternoon, The Frosh Lady Falcons entered the winners bracket of the Oakridge Tournament with a win over Rocklin 28-25.  There were outstanding performances by LATAVIA PURDY ‘22 , who had 13 points and CLARE CAMASURA ‘22 , who had 9. Outstanding defensive efforts were from OLIVIA CEPEDA ‘22 , ERIN WILLIS ‘22 , ERICA WILLIS, ‘22 and COLUMBA EFFIONG ‘22 who had several rebounds and steals in the last two minutes of the game. Great job ladies!

Women’s Junior Varsity Basketball

In the past week the girls JV team took another 3rd place title in the Oak Ridge JV tournament, going 2 and 2 for the week. On Monday, in a nonleague game, the team lost to undefeated Cosumnes Oaks, 49-25, as the team failed to solve their press.  In the first game of the Oak Ridge tournament, the Lady Falcons, playing shorthanded without 2021 sophomores Liz Cotillo, Avery Omega and Demi Dupavillion due to injury and sickness, 2022 Freshmen, Julia White, Kendyl Chin, Sarai Rice, Jenae Wells, Abby Fox and Carley Hunt along with 2021 Sophomore Kylie Lapsley, playing in her first game, put in a total team effort to defeat the defending champion Miramonte Matadors 46-38.  Unfortunately, in the last minute of the game, starting point guard, Jenae Wells 2022, landed awkwardly on her foot and ankle, causing a slight fracture, and will be out for two to three weeks.  In the semifinal game, the Lady Falcons, had to again face Cosumnes Oaks.  Playing without their starting point guard and still without the sophomores, Kendyl Chin stepped up and playing out of position, handled Cosumnes Oaks’ press much better with a strong performance in the first quarter.  With the score tied 8-8 in the second quarter, the Wolfpack could not miss from the three point line and proved too strong for the Lady Falcons, losing to the eventual tournament champions, 42-24.  Sarai Rice 2022 and Carley Hunt 2022 led the team with 8 points each.  In the third place game, playing with only five players, were led by outstanding performances from Sarai Rice, 2022, with 22 points, and Demi Dupavillion, with 15, in a 50-38 victory, claiming the third place trophy.  Freshman Julia White 2022, playing outstanding defense with over 20 blocked shots in the tournament, was named to the all-tourney team.  The team is now 8 and 3 overall going into the Rocklin tournament starting this Thursday after Christmas.

Women’s Varsity Basketball

The Falcons had a home on Monday against Cosumnes Oaks. The falcons trailed in the first half as Cosumnes Oaks hit 7 three pointers. However, Christian Brothers would rally together and come back to beat Cosumnes Oaks by a score of 49-48. Chance Sims ‘19 led the team with 15 points. Bria Shine ‘20 added 11 points.


Next the Falcons traveled to Oak Ridge for the Trojan Tossup Tournament beginning on Thursday. They were matched up with Pleasant Grove. The Falcons would take an impressive lead going into half time with a score of 30-7. Donnelli Allen ‘22 would lead all scorers with 25 points with 4 three pointers. Bria Shine ‘20 would add 10 points followed by Chance Sims ‘19, Karli Cooper ‘22, and Anna Vishaj ‘20 with 8 points apiece. Christian Brothers would win by a score of 64-20.


Christian Brothers improves to an overall record of 6-2. The Falcons will advance in the tournament to play the hosting team, Oakridge on Friday 12/21.

Men’s Freshman Basketball

The Freshman boys basketball team (9-1) had another strong week with wins over Cristo Rey and Whitney, both in non-league contests.  On Saturday, Dec. 15 the freshman team cruised to a 74-7 victory over Cristo Rey.  The Falcons were led by Cooper Rapton ’22 (17 points), Jake Elorduy ’22 and Miles Mendis ’22 (8 points each).  On Wednesday, Dec. 19, the freshman took on a very strong Whitney team.  Despite struggling for much of the game to play with their normal energy and speed, the freshman were able to battle for a 51-49 win thanks to clutch free throws by Donovan Chock ’22.  John Marengo ’22 (12 points) and John Piegaro ’22 (10 points) led the team offensively, while Ezekiel Jackson ’22 and JJ Hays ’22 gave the team quality defensive minutes off the bench.

Men’s Junior Varsity Basketball

The boys JV basketball team had a split week this week they played a tough Whitney high school team losing the game in a tough contestant battle then they came back on Friday to face a Laguna Creek team struggling to find its way to the falcons handed the handle them handily and walked away with a 30 point victory the Falcons will enter the McClatchy tournament next week I hope everyone has a merry Christmas

Men’s Varsity Basketball

December 14, 2018 vs Patterson, 3rd Round of Mark Gallo Invitational Christian Brothers 48 Patterson 60: The Falcons jumped out to a 21-10 lead after the first quarter but then struggled to score as they saw their lead and the victory escape them as they shot 27% from the field & 55% from the free throw line. Brandon Wiggin ’19 had 8 rebounds to go along with his 8 points and Ryan Toschi ’20 had 12 rebounds to go along with his 10 points.

December 15, 2018 vs Ripon, 4th Round of Mark Gallo Invitational Christian Brothers 65 Ripon 56: The Brothers Varsity Team put together their most complete game of the Tournament and came away with a nine point victory vs a good Ripon Team. The Falcons forced 26 turnovers and capitalized with 25 points off of those turnovers. The Team shot 47% from the floor, 57% from the Free Throw line, had a total of 15 assists and only 10 turnovers. Anthony Zavala ’19 led the team with 5 steals to go along with his 17 points & 4 assists. Ryan Toschi ’20 led the team with 18 points and 5 rebounds and Brandon Wiggin ’19 had 5 assists to go along with his 5 points and 3 rebounds.

Overall Record: 3-7

League Record: 0-0, League Opener Jan. 2 @ Del Campo

Next Game: Thu. Dec.. 27 3:30pm vs Bullard (Fresno) at Sacramento Charter High School St. Hope Elite Basketball Tournament

Men’s Junior Varsity Soccer

The JV Men’s Falcon soccer team ran out of time, but not effort or desire, in a 2-2 tie with rival Rio Americano on Tuesday night at an away game.  The Raiders struck like lightning just 35 seconds into the game to up 1-0.  Rio had the better of the play for the first half but CB started making subs and began to unlock the Rio defense.  Just before half time, sophomore Kenrick Dawson ’21 muscled his way through two defenders in the middle of the penalty area and ripped a ball right past the keeper to make it 1-1 at half.  Then the second half started like the first, Rio struck again early to go up 2-1.  CB looked fresher as the game wore on mainly due to consistent substituting keeping the players fresh.  Midway through the second half CB had finally solved the Rio defense and began a series of attacks with Kenrick Dawson ’21again scoring, this time from the right wing on a ball that was struck so hard it hit off the keepers gloves and then in at the 50 minute mark.  Rio literally had to hang in and fight as CB kept producing opportunities.  The whistle blew and the game tied 2-2…with a few more minutes CB may have gotten through-but a good tie against  a very talented Rio squad. Overall great team play.


Our next game will be January 8, 2019 at El Camino HS.


League Record – 0-0-1

Overall Record- 1-1-3

Men’s Varsity Soccer

Men’s varsity soccer splits against Capital Christian and Rio Americano

Last Thursday, Men’s varsity soccer turned in a 7-0 win against Capital Christian at Hughes Stadium. Teamwork spread scoring between Declan Simonovich ’19 and Colin Quinn ’20, with 2 apiece, and one each for Zach Martin ’19, Chase Gallup ’19, and Hunter Dierlam ’20. Hunter, Tyler Valerio ’21 and Caleb Quinn ’20 providing assists.  It was great to have KBFT and students cheering on the team.

On Tuesday night, the Falcons took on league leader Rio Americano in an 7:45 p.m. match-up at Del Campo high school. CB dominated the field with intensity and aggressive ball-handling during the first half, taking shot after shot, and were trailing by only one at half-time. However, the Falcons were unable to shut down Rio’s offense in the second half, to end up 0-3 when the final whistle blew.

CB’s overall record stands at 5-5. The Falcons are 2-1 (3rd place) in Capital Athletic League play, with three CB players leading the league stats: Zach Martin ’19 (8 goals), Hunter Dierlam ’20 (4 assists), and Ben Kessler ’19 (15 saves) (includes non-league games).  Hunter ranks 2nd (6 goals).

Come out for the annual men’s Alumni Soccer Game on Saturday at CB at 1 p.m