Warkentin scores 20 for Falcons in loss
A 19-4 run through the second quarter Tuesday night was the difference in Loyalton’s season-opening 62-45 victory at Sierra Lutheran.
Loyalton, the defending Pioneer League champion in Northern California led 29-18 at halftime. The Grizzlies pushed their lead to 47-26 after three quarters.
Sophomore Zane Warkentin scored 20 points for the Falcons, while Bret Walker added eight points.
The Sierra Lutheran girls opened their season with a 32-23 loss at home against Loyalton.
Grace Bonafede scored seven points to lead the Falcons offensively. Aleyna Gilson contributed seven rebounds, Clare Davison six steals and Brynna Hansen three steals.
Loyalton led 7-5 after one quarter and 17-12 at halftime.