Falcons edge Coleville in overtime
Special to The R-C
It was a winning night Wednesday when the Sierra Lutheran High School girls and boys basketball teams played at Coleville.
The Falcons and Wolves varsity girls had an adrenaline-racing game that resulted in Sierra picking up an important 21-20 overtime win. The Falcons improved their Western Division IV record to 6-2 and remained in third-place in the league standings. Coleville dropped to 4-3.
The lady Falcons started with a good lead in first quarter, but lost it by halftime as Coleville took an 11-10 lead. Coleville kept up a strong defense holding Sierra to just two points in the third quarter. The score was tied 19-19 at the end of regulation, when the game sprang into a nerve-wracking overtime. Between the fouls and free throws, the Lady Falcons were able to bring home their one-point win.
Grace Bonafede led the Falcons with nine points, 17 rebounds (12 offensive), and five steals. Brynna Hansen had five points, nine rebounds (seven offensive) and two steals.
Chloey Bolen scored six points, while Naomi Graves and Reina Childs had 10 rebounds each for the Wolves.
Sierra’s JV girls had a fast game. With a low score at halftime, Coleville led 8-7, the Lady Falcons decided to speed the pace up. Good defense and great steals led them up to a win, 23-19. Taylor Davison had seven points and three steals. Alyssa Rowe had six points, four rebounds, and eight steals. Amanda Almeida had two points, 10 rebounds, one assist, and two steals.
The varsity boys kept up their energy against Coleville and it paid off. After one quarter the score was 24-2. The final score was 62-27. Zane Warkentin had 14 points, two assists, and nine steals. Austin Stone had eight points. Jacob Rodriguez had 10 points, seven rebounds and five steals.
The JV boys also did well that night. They had a slow start, figuring things out but keeping a lead until halftime. The score starting the third quarter was 33-23. Coleville picked up its defense, just like the varsity girls did. Both teams scored nine points in that quarter, Sierra keeping its lead.
With that lead came confidence, and the Falcons went on to a 42-36 victory.