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By Jeff Pack
Staff Writer 

Fallbrook girls basketball seeded No. 7 in CIF Div. 3


Last updated 2/21/2020 at 1:32pm

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Fallbrook Lady Warrior Elley Ahrend shoots a jump shot against a Mission Vista during the Feb. 14 varsity girls basketball game.

Fallbrook High's varsity girls basketball team was seeded No. 7 in the CIF San Diego Section Division 3 CIF Playoffs and were slated to host a first-round playoff game Wednesday, Feb. 19, after press deadline.

The Warriors were matched up with No. 10 seeded Madison and if they won, would go on to play the winner of No. 2 Helix and No. 10 Mar Vista.

Depending on how things shook out, the Warriors would go on the road to face Helix or stay home to take on Mar Vista Saturday, Feb. 22, in a quarterfinal matchup.

Head coach Jessica Ramirez' Warriors finished with a 17-10 overall record while posting a 6-4 Valley League record, good enough for third place in the league.

The Warriors entered the postseason coming off a 58-43 loss Friday, Feb. 14, to league champion Mission Vista who ran the table in the Valley League going 10-0 and earning a No. 5 seed in the Division 2 playoffs.

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Fallbrook's Kate Calhoun shoots a 3-pointer against Mission Vista. The Lady Warriors lost the game 58-43.

The Warriors fell behind early, trailing 13-6 at the end of the first quarter and 30-20 at the half. The Timberwolves extended their lead to 15 points by the end of the third quarter and each team scored 13 in the final frame to end the scoring.

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Warriors avenged an early league season loss to San Pasqual by flipping the score on the Golden Eagles with a 54-48 win on the road.

The Warriors lost the first matchup 64-56 at home Jan. 21 and Ramirez' team has shown improvement since then, winning four of their last seven games.

Though they trailed early, the Warriors exploded for 18 second quarter points while limiting the home team to just 6. Leading 29-18 at the half, the Warriors poured in 15 points in the third and led 44-32 heading into the final frame.

San Pasqual came out firing, scoring 16 in the fourth, but the Warriors tacked on another 10 to come away with the 6-point win.

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