photo by Ken Bristow

The fourth grade Scripps Ranch Girls All Star basketball team, the Falcons, had started out the season with a rough start. After losing 23-25 to Northern California’s team Foothill in the first game of the National Junior Basketball Tournament (NJB), the Scripps Ranch Falcons decided to fight through the following games. The girls recently battled it out against Foothill in the final NJB game, tying in the last two minutes of the game. The Scripps Ranch Falcons, however, emerged victorious winning 33-32.


The champion team consists of Mia, Avarie, Kaitlyn, Lance, Audrey, Bryce, Elyse, Clare, Amelia, Sierra, Katrina, and coaches Rene Raagus and Lance Taschner. For more information about the Scripps Ranch Girls Club Basketball program, contact