FLC men’s, women’s basketball teams take two at Modesto

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The FLC men’s basketball team survived a night of mediocre outside shooting to win their second consecutive game, as they defeated Modesto, 87-73, on Tuesday night in Modesto.  

Luckily for the Falcons, Matt Lyon (22 points, five 3-pointers) and Isiah Maun (18 points, four 3-pointers) stepped up and carried the outside scoring load. The Pirates actually led the game by seven points midway through the first half, but a 14-0 Falcon run put the visitors ahead to stay. A six-point halftime lead (39-33) continued to expand during the second half but never got to the comfortable stage, as the Pirates kept fighting back.  Nevertheless, Coach Bill Benford was able to find playing time for his entire roster, as the Falcons pulled away to win by 14.

                Big 8 Standings – Men                                  

                Delta                                  6-1

                Santa Rosa                        5-1

                Cosumnes River               4-3

                tie: American River          3-3

                        Folsom Lake              3-3

                        Sacramento City      3-3

                        Sierra                          3-3

                        Diablo Valley             1-5

                       Modesto                     0-6


Women’s basketball

Utilizing a balanced scoring attack and a red-hot first half that saw them grab a 44-20 lead, the FLC women’s basketball team coasted to victory on Tuesday night in Modesto, 82-46. 

After jumping in front 23-8 in the first quarter, the Falcons were never challenged, as four players scored in double figures and two more were just a point away. Sophomore Alma Perez recorded a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds despite being used sparingly in the second half. Freshman Diana Subina had 13 points, while sophomore forwards Megan Macheel and Nicole Ayala each scored 10. The Falcons won by 36 despite resting leading scorer Shay Boley (inflamed knee from last Friday’s game) for almost the entire game.

               Big 8 Standings – Women


                Diablo Valley                      6-0

                Delta                                     6-1

                Sacramento City               5-1

                Santa Rosa                          3-3

                Sierra                                    3-3

                Folsom Lake                       2-4

                Cosumnes River                2-5

                American River                  1-5

                Modesto                             0-6