Hawks pull away late to defeat Falcons

The Falcon women had a chance to earn their first Big 8 Conference victory on Thursday night, but Cosumnes River pulled away late to win 77-69 at CRC.  The teams went back and forth, with CRC holding a close 2-point lead to start the final quarter before pulling away.  Alma Perez led the Falcons with 23 points, while Faith Wilson added 17 points and grabbed a team-leading 13 rebounds.  Nicole Ayala contributed 15 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.