Foothill High girls ' basketball team faces Richmond's Salesian Pride today

Game follows Lady Falcons' sweep of 3 games earlier this month

The Foothill Varsity girls' basketball team faces Salesian High School's Pride today, going after one of the top teams in Northern California after sweeping three games earlier this month.

On Dec. 14, the Lady Falcons were on the road against San Leandro and came away with a 65-25 win. Foothill came out strong and led the game start to finish.

Junior Audrey Goodman had 16 points, senior Caroline McMorrow had 14 points and sophomore Madison Baxter added 10 points.

On Dec. 16, the Foothill girls again turned in a solid team effort, facing Clayton Valley and in a tense game where they prevailed 54-42.

The Falcons defense paced its win in the second half after only leading by three at the half. Baxter had 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Senior forward Sophia Brown had 18 points, six rebounds, five steals and four assists. McMorrow contributed 13 points and 13 rebounds with senior guard Haley Isaacs pulling down nine rebounds.

In the third and final game of the week, the Falcons topped Heritage 61-47.

It was another outstanding all-around game with the Falcons taking control in the second half after leading by four at the half. Baxter led the scoring with 26 points.

McMorrow had 14 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, with Brown adding on 12 six assists, and three steals.


A last minute goal, good enough for a 1-0 win over Nolan Catholic of Texas, gave the Foothill varsity a perfect 4-0 mark in the Tri-Classic that took place this weekend.

The Falcons ended up playing four games in only 42 hours with just 12 healthy players.

Both teams had some good chances to score throughout the game, but it wasn't until the final 60 seconds of the game when Sarah Mirr controlled a pass into the penalty box and put it away for the win.

In their third game of the tournament Sunday, the Falcons scorched Deer Valley by a 3-0 final.

Foothill seized control of the match when Tamilyn Kwong finished off a pass from Ali Jackson near the midpoint of the opening half. Midway through the second half the Falcons found the net again with Julia Densmore finishing off a corner and Taylor Noval knocking home a ball from close range to complete the scoring.

Foothill's second game of the event was a hard fought 3-2 win over Campolindo. Foothill struck first when Kwong scored early, but Campo tied it up a short time later.

Late in the first half Ariana Nino scored off a pass from Sarah Broacha put the Falcons back on top 2-1, a lead they would take into the half. The Falcons found a measure of breathing room with Kwong's second goal off a feed from Broacha,

making it 3-1.

With about 15 minutes to go Campo narrowed the lead to 3-2, but the Foothill defense stepped up and held off the Cougars.

Foothill opened the tournament with a 4-0 crushing of Clayton Valley. Kwong (three goals) and Ariana Nino led the attack. Nino and Quinn Lombardi each had an assist.

In their other game of the week, the Falcons dropped a tough 3-1, East Bay Athletic League game to Livermore. Nino scored the lone goal of the game for the Falcons.


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