Tuesday night’s game at Cosumnes River College looked like a chance for the Folsom Lake College women's basketball team to get a road win, but the host Hawks made two crucial free throws with one second left to win, 71-70.
Alma Perez led the Falcons with 16 points and Shay Boley added 15 and collected a season-high 14 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the Hawks. The loss drops the Falcons (7-12 overall, 3-7 Big 8) into a tie for sixth place in the Big 8 with CRC.
A poor shooting night doomed the fate of the Falcons on Tuesday, as they lost at Cosumnes River, 83-56. The Falcons made just 28 percent of their shots and 19 percent (4-of-21) from beyond the three-point line.
With the Hawks hitting 53 percent (9-of-17) of their threes, it made for a long night for the visitors. Sophomore Zethan Dumpson was the only Falcon in double figures with 19 points, while Isiah Maun grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and added five steals. The Falcons (9-13 overall, 4-6 Big 8) hope to bounce back on Friday night at Diablo Valley (7-12, 3-7).
After losing two-of-three doubles matches on Tuesday afternoon at Modesto, the Falcon men rallied to take four of the six singles matches and come home with a narrow 5-4 victory over the Pirates. Stephen Morley and James James combined for the Falcons’ lone doubles win, and then each won their singles to lead the Falcons to the victory. The Falcons will host Fresno in their next match on Tuesday, February 5 at the FLC Tennis Complex (1 p.m.)
#1 Morley/James won 8-5 #1 Stephen Morley won 6-4, 6-2
#2 Alves/Rollag lost 4-8 #2 Daniel Alves won 6-2, 6-1
#3 Sedgewick/Dimitrov lost 6-8 #3 James James won 6-3, 6-4
#4 Justin Rollag lost 2-6, 1-6
#5 Josh Pechal lost 2-6, 2-6
#6 Bryce Gehlbach won 6-4, 6-3
The host Pirates jumped out to a 3-0 lead as they swept the doubles, then continued their dominance while winning five-of-six singles matches for a final score of 8-1 over the Falcons on Tuesday afternoon in Modesto. Kelly Bruner was the lone winner for the Falcons at No. 2 singles, winning 7-6, 6-2. The Falcon women will travel to Visalia to take on College of Sequoias on Friday at 1 p.m.
#1 Snarr/Bruner lost 2-8 #1 Mallory Snarr lost 6-7, 1-6
#2 Singh/Gardiner lost 3-8 #2 Kelly Bruner won 7-6, 6-2
#3 Ford/Riley lost 2-8 #3 Esha Singh lost 5-7, 4-6
#4 Alora Gardiner lost 4-6, 4-6
#5 Sierra Riley lost 0-6, 1-6
#6 Rebecca Ford lost 3-6, 2-6
The Falcons opened their 2019 season with two losses to Shasta College on Wednesday afternoon at Falcon Diamond, falling 11-2 in the opener and 7-1 in the second game.
After allowing seven runs in the first two innings of game one, the Falcons seemed to shake the jitters and played much better softball. Freshman right fielder Valerie Garcia had two hits and drove in both Falcon runs in the fourth inning. The Knights tacked on four runs in the final inning to put the game out of reach.
In game 2, the Knights used the same formula for success as they tallied five, first-inning runs, and then limited the Falcons to just four hits over seven innings. Two of those hits were off the bat of Araya Corral, including a booming triple to right-center in the fourth inning that led to the Falcons’ only run.
With the season opener behind them, the Falcons will play a doubleheader at Solano (Fairfield) on Saturday, weather permitting.