Independence boys advance at Garces Holiday Tournament

Falcons defense tough in rout of Burroughs

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - D.J. Reed and Derek Check led a stout defensive effort in the team's 53-31 win over Ridgecrest Burroughs Wednesday afternoon in the Garces Holiday Hoops Challenge.

The Falcons full-court press helped give them a double-digit lead at the intermission on its way to the victory.

Independence took an 11-2 lead in the first quarter after three steals led to baskets and setting the tone for the remainder of the afternoon.

Independence takes on Fresno Washington-Union in a quarterfinal game Thursday night at 8:45.

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