Colfax win girls jamboree
Colfax, Calif., won the 18th South Lake Tahoe Girls Basketball Jamboree for the first time last weekend.
The Falcons stopped the Ferris Saxons of Spokane, Wash., in Saturday’s finals. Two-time defending champion Beaverton, Ore., Beavers didn’t reach the semifinals, but they were without two players who attended an All-Star camp in Washingon, D.C.
“Otherwise they would have been in the semifinals,” said tournament director Les Wright.
In the semifinals, Colfax edged the Southridge Skyhawks of Beaverton, Ore., 35-34. Ferris also had a tough time making the finals, beating the Oakridge Trojans, 37-33.
New South Tahoe High coach Chris Proctor entered his young Viking squad, and it responded with three tight games Friday and Saturday.
After a tough 27-25 defeat to Westmont of Campbell, Calif., on Friday, South Tahoe opened Saturday’s slate with a 40-28 setback to North Salem of Salem, Ore.
But the Vikings didn’t become disinterested, winning their final tournament game by slipping past El Rancho, 34-31.
South Tahoe opened its five-game schedule Thursday with a 56-20 loss to Saint Patrick of Martinez, Calif., before falling to eventual semifinalist Southridge 39-17.
“They’re young and they play hard, and they know what they’re doing out there,” Wright said. “They need to develop skills, so they can score and play better defense.”