AMERICAN CANYON — The Fairfield High boys basketball team appeared to have not missed a step, rolling past host American Canyon 81-48 in Monday’s foundation game.
In their first game under new varsity coach Tony Bryant, the Falcons jumped out to a 28-9 lead after a quarter and never looked back.
Raemond Hubbard led Fairfield with 14 points, followed by Jamarae Moss with 12 and Terrence Tyson-Fairley with 11.
The host Wolves held the Falcons to 10 points in the third quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the visitors bounced back with a 20-point fourth to close it out.
The Falcons officially open the season on Thursday against Sierra at the Elk Grove Tournament.
Vanden 82, Brookside Christian 19: At Fairfield, five Vikings ended in double figures as they enjoyed an offensive explosion over the Knights.
Demetrius Reed led Vanden with 16 points, while Ben Scott had 15, Steven Burns 13 and Brandon Davis 12 points with nine assists. Nate Gibbons scored 10 points.
Vanden travels to Highlands of North Highlands on Thursday.
Prep girls basketball
Falcons rout Wolves for foundation win
AMERICAN CANYON — After a bit of a slow start, the Fairfield High girls basketball team found its footing and routed host American Canyon for a 62-34 foundation game win Monday night.
Alex Rama led the Falcons with 20 points and Taylor Caspers added nine.
“We were a little rough to start,” said new Falcons coach Mike Gilliard. “But then they started to play good defense. That was a big turnaround, and we got easy layups.”
The Fairfield defense actually held American Canyon to single digits in all but the second quarter, when the Wolves scored 13.
“It was a good game, we got some good senior leadership,” Gilliard said.
Fairfield is at Vanden Dec. 13 for its official season opener.
Armijo 72, Antelope 51: At Fairfield, the Indians roared to a 25-11 lead after the first quarter and survived some second-half foul trouble to cruise to a win in their foundation game.
Justice Robinson-Kroon led Armijo with 20 points, followed by Chloe Dawkins with 17 and Marshanique Hall with 15.
“Offensively, we were aggressive and got some easy baskets,” Indians coach Christian Stoll said. “The ball was moving pretty well for the first game of the season. Defensively, it was pretty sloppy. There’s a lot to clean up. You can tell by the foul total (31). We’ve just got to play with our feet.”
Armijo hosts Inderkum of Sacramento today at 7 p.m.