Falcons felled by Modesto
The Paris twins are as good as advertised.
Courtney and Ashley, second-seeded Modesto Christian’s pair of 6-foot, 4-inch freshmen bookends, combined for 33 points to lead Modesto Christian to a 62-45 win over No. 3 Forest Lake Christian in the Sac-Joaquin Division V basketball semifinals at Modesto Junior College Tuesday.
“They are good,” said Falcon senior guard Katelyn Gilfillan, who finished with eight points.
Rob Hodges, whose Lady Falcon squad (28-2) went into the showdown with a 26-game win streak and a second-straight trip to the section finals on the line, was happy with the defense despite the twins’ point total.
“We did everything we set out to do defensively. I can’t complain a bit,” he said. “That team averages 80 points a game, and the twins put up 50 points a game between them. I knew we couldn’t hold their team to 40 points, but I thought if we could keep the game in the 60s, the game would be up for grabs.”
Christen Cotney led the Falcons with 12 points. Braeden Huusfeldt, her younger sister Ashlee, and Brooke Hodges all scored six points in the game.
Jessica Miller, Katie Boddorf, Tracy Malone and Sachi Botner scored two point apiece for the Falcons.
FLC held a three-point lead for the first quarter, but were outscored 17-10 in the second stanza and trailed by four at the half. FLC was held scoreless in the third and trailed by 19 points.
The season didn’t end the way Hodges and the Lady Falcons wanted it to, but Gilfillan found some positives.
“This has been the best four years of my life,” said Gilfillan. “I’ve met a lot of great girls who have all become my best friends over the years. I love them all.”
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