Hodges leads FLC girls with 31
Brooke Hodges scored 25 of her career-high 31 points in the second half of the Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team’s 90-38 home court win over Wilton Christian Tuesday.
The Lady Falcons improved to 21-1 overall and 9-0 in the Central Valley Christian League with their 19th straight win.
Hodges also tallied a team-highs in steals (five) and assists (four).
The hosts led by 18 at the half, but FLC head coach Rob Hodges wasn’t smiling.
“We just played awful in the first half. We had no intensity. We were outhustled in every aspect of the game. We had a very (intense) halftime,” he said.
The Lady Falcons took Hodges’ speech to heart. The CVCL’s top team outscored the visitors 50-16 in the second half.
Ciara Witzke finished with 11 points. Julia Hall totaled 10 points and eight rebounds.
Braeden Huusfeldt scored eight points and pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds. Katie Boddorf chipped in eight points.
FLC will play at Sacramento Waldorf 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Bear River girls trounce Granite Bay
Nicole Scott came off the bench for a career-high 19 points as the Bear River girls basketball team beat host Granite Bay 63-44 Tuesday.
The Lady Bruins (16-7 overall, 8-1 Sierra Foothill League), who needed a Briana Thomas buzzer beater to beat this same Granite Bay team on Jan. 4, controlled this game from whistle to whistle.
“We just played a really solid team game. I though it was really big coming into their house and beating them by 19 especially since we needed a last second shot to beat them at our place,” Bear River head coach Duwaine Ganskie said.
Meaghan Noud tied Scott for the team-high in points with 19. Briana Thomas chipped in 10 points.
Amy Pistone finished with six points. Cassie Smith and Chelsea Haverty tallied four points each.
Bear River will host Del Oro of Loomis 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Fans in eight grade or lower will be admitted free of charge.
Belch leads Forest Lake Christian boys
James Belch tallied a team-high 21 points – including three three-pointers – and Max Botner chipped in 18 more to lead the Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team to a 75-45 homecourt win over Wilton Christian Tuesday.
The Falcons (15-8 overall, 7-2 Central Valley Christian League) jumped to a 20-6 first quarter lead and never looked back.
“We made a lot of good decisions tonight,” FLC head coach Davin Johnson said. “We just took their spirit and made them play catch up all night.”
Taylor Lawrence finished with 11 points. Sam Koopmans totaled seven points.
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