Lady Falcons win blowout |

Lady Falcons win blowout

Eileen JoyceForest Lake Christian's Taylor Kilgore (left) fends off Megan Booth of Woodland Christian Tuesday night.
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Woodland Christian was one of the girls basketball teams Forest Lake Christian head coach Rob Hodges thought might give his two-time defending Central Valley Christian League champs some trouble this year.

He was right – for about a quarter and a half.

FLC trailed by as many as nine points early, but blew the visitors off the court the rest of the way en route to a 67-40 win Tuesday.

“Our goal was to hold them to 30 points for the game and if you take away that first quarter we do that,” said Hodges, whose club had just won its 24th straight CVCL game. “We were down (by a bunch) at one point and if it were last year, I would have been worried. But I knew it was a matter of time before we started to play our game, so I wasn’t concerned.”

The Lady Falcons (13-3 overall, 5-0 CVCL), who committed 10 first-quarter turnovers, began to put it together midway through the second stanza.

Julia Hall’s putback with 5:06 left in the half sparked a 13-5 run as FLC tied the score at 27-27.

Brooke Hodges gave the hosts the lead for good with a 3-pointer on the Lady Falcons’ next possession.

Hodges finished with 10 points.

Brittany Allen, a freshman, totaled team-highs in points (19), rebounds (seven), steals (five) and assists (five). Lauren Jackson, also a freshman, scored nine points, grabbed four rebounds and tallied a team-best five blocked shots.

Lindsay Hayward and Chrysten Cotney combined for 15 points in the win.

FLC will play at Sacramento Country Day 6 p.m. Friday.

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