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Forest Lake Falcons make it look simple

Eileen JoyceBrooke Hodges tosses in a layup during the Forest Lake Falcons' playoff game Tuesday.
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Annie Rodriguez looked especially nervous when she met Lindsay Hayward before Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division V girls basketball first round matchup between her Stockton Christian (9-10 overall) squad and host Forest Lake Christian.

The No. 14 Lady Eagles head coach’s eyes got real big when the 6-foot-8-inch Lady Falcon (27-1) freshman center extended her hand in the pregame introduction.



At least she didn’t have to play against her.




Hayward scored a game-high 12 points and Braeden Huusfeldt snagged eight rebounds as the third seeded Lady Falcons won, 85-17.

The Lady Falcons, who made school history last season with a berth in the section finals and NorCal State championships, will host the winner of the No. 6 Vacaville Christian and No. 11 Turlock Christian game 7 p.m. Thursday.

FLC, whose win streak moved to 25, opened the game with a 12-0 run. Stockton Christian’s Cynthia Hernandez cut the lead to nine with a three-pointer from the right wing with 4 minutes, 59 seconds left in the first quarter, but it was already too little, too late.

The Lady Falcons led by 16 points after eight minutes and took a 43-point lead into the break.

“I think we’re in about fourth gear, but it’s really hard to stay all out when you’re up like that,” FLC head coach Rob Hodges said. “I was very happy with our sportsmanship. They did everything we asked them to do as far as still running the ball like we were going to transition, but pulling up and working into the offense.”

Jaime Laughlin led FLC from beyond the arc with three treys to finish with nine points.

Julia Hall scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Huusfeldt chipped in seven points and three assists.

Katie Boddorf and Jessica Miller tallied eight points each.

Ashlee Huusfeldt finished with six points and three assists.

Chrysten Cotney added five points, four steals and three assists.


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