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VAQUEROS LASSO THE FALCONS FOR FIRST VICTORY OF SEASON

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By Adam Paul

EL CAPITAN 59, SCRIPPS RANCH 30

The El Capitan Vaqueros hosted the Falcons of Scripps Ranch in a tournament contest and was able to pull away with the victory for their first win of the season.

Things went back and forth between the two teams in the first quarter as the Vaqueros managed to outscore the Falcons by a slim 12-10 margin. Leading the way for the Vaqueros was Jacob Pfitzner who scored 6 points on a couple of three balls.

However the slim margin in between the two teams didn’t last as the Vaqueros clamped down on the defensive end in the second quarter and were able to limit Scripps Ranch to only 7 points. For the Vaqueros both Pfitzner and Chase Lovato with his 7 points led El Capitan to a 31-17 lead at the intermission.

El Capitan in the second half starting in the third quarter again went on the defensive end limiting the Falcons to only 4 points in the quarter while outscoring them by a score of 14-4. Leading the charge for El Capitan in the third was Pfitzner with his 8 points.

More of the same in the final period as the Vaqueros outscore the Falcons 14-9. No Falcons scored in double digits in the ballgame. “Our swarming defense and much-improved rebounding compared to our last three games was outstanding. “ said head coach Jeff Bickford.

Leading the Vaqueros was Pfitzner with 23 points including 7 three pointers. With his 7 tonight he now has 23 total on the season.  Lovato also chipped in with 13 points

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