East County Sports

WOMEN: Jaguars off to first-place start

2019 COMMUNITY COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

East County Sports staff report

CHULA VISTA (1-26-2019) – A see-saw affair for one half became a rout in the second half after Southwestern College overcame a mild 30-28 halftime deficit to take out San Diego City College, 70-57, to assume first place in the South Division of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

The Jaguars’ Satera Bates collected 16 of her team-leading 24 points in the second half, including 10 in the third period when the Jaguars (11-8 overall, 2-0 PCAC) mounted a 53-43 cushion. Anthe hosts added 26 additional points in the fourth period, the Knights – one the preseason favorite in the division – suddenly finds themselves in last place at 0-2 (8-12 overall).

Along with her scoring, Bates posted 4 steals, while Maya Robinson had 6 thefts, as the defense forced the tide to turn after the intermission. For the contest, City committed 29 turnovers.

For Southwestern, Kaleese Petties added 10 points, while Sierra Simanek came off the bench to also add 10.

SDCC received 15 points from Mariah Wonders, while Elliott Nixon added 14. Both Knights grabbed 8 rebounds each as City held a 47-29 advantage on the boards, yet couldn’t over the turnovers.

Southwestern has now won three straight (and 5-of-6). City has lost four straight since beating L.A. Harbor in overtime.

No. 15 Mt. San Jacinto 72, No. 10 Palomar 64:  At San Jacinto, In a showdown for the PCAC North Division lead, the defending state champion Eagles gained the upper hand in the pennant race after Friday’s (Jan. 25) showdown between a pair of Top 20 ballclubs.

However, the victorious Eagles failed to file a game report.
The rematch is slated for Fri., Feb. 15, at Palomar Dome.

Imperial Valley 66, Grossmont 47: At Imperial, the slow-starting Lady Arabs mustered just two baskets and a pair of foul shots in the first quarter, then awoke to pour home 26 second-quarter points to finally jettison past the visiting Griffins at DePaoli Sports Complex.

Imperial Valley forward Destiny Salgado posted a rare 20-20 double-double, finishing with 20 points and 22 rebounds. Salgado also blocked three shots. Teammate Keren Hogue led the Lady Arabs with 22 points and 4 assists.

IVC moved to 10-10 overall, while Grossmont slipped to 4-13 after its 3-game win streak was snapped. The ballclubs are tied for second place in the South Division with 2-1 marks.

Desert 51, San Bernardino Valley 36: One day after the Roadrunners were informed they could set an all-time PCAC mark for most losses by a winless team, they responded to get off the Schneid with a triumph over the Wolverines.

College of the Desert (1-17 overall, 1-2 PCAC) trailed 13-6 after the first period and had just 11 total points by halftime. However, a season-best 26 points in the third quarter turned the tables. when Destiny Frazier registered 8 of her team-high 14 points.

San Bernardino Valley (4-14, 0-3 PCAC), which scored 18 points in each half, received a team-best 11 points from Emani McMeans.

MiraCosta 74, San Diego Mesa 42: At Oceanside, the host Spartans did not supply a game report.

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