Eagle basketball comes home to roost


The men’s basketball team will finally play in Quincy on their home court Wednesday, Jan. 8, starting at 5 p.m.

The men will be taking on the Lassen Cougars for the first conference game of the season. The following week the men will host the Redwood Corsairs at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, the Eagles will take on the Butte Roadrunners at 1 p.m.

The Eagles built up some momentum Dec. 13 and 14 with wins facing Canada, 110-76, and Shasta, 72-69, from the Santa Rosa Tournament.


Top scoring facing Canada came from FRC Eagle starters. Lucas Saleh racked up 29 points. Darius Hayden scored 19 points. Jake Rick and John Cooley each scored 16 for the Eagles.

Reserves for the Eagles also scored. Alijah Koppelman scored 9 points, Omari Preston and Kyle Lynch scored 6 points each. John Harper scored 4 points and Kevin Kable added 3.

The 14-game record for the Eagles preseason warm-up games are 5-9. The men are averaging 72.4 points per game, shooting 66 percent at the free throw line.

Lady Eagles

The women’s team will play the same opponents as the men in Quincy with their games following the men. Lassen and Redwoods games begin at 7 p.m. and the Butte challenge starts at 3 p.m.

These games mark the official start of conference play for the women as well. For the 15 preseason games, the Eagles are 8-7 overall. The women average 69.5 points per game and are shooting 60 percent at the free throw line.


Already, the Eagles had a streak, winning four games in a row Dec. 6 through 11. They beat Merritt, 85-43; Contra Costa, 85-43; Marin, 80-65; and Santa Rosa, 68-51.

San Joaquin Delta provided an opportunity to sharpen skills taking down the Eagles 82-59 and Solano did their best as well and won 73-59.