After trailing for most of Thursday night's game against Skyline College, the San Bernardino Valley College women's basketball team clawed its way back into the game and took the lead in the opening minute of the fourth quarter.
Unfortunately, it didn't last long.
The Trojans went on a 7-0 run after the Wolverines took a 39-38 lead, and Skyline held on from there, beating SBVC 53-44.
After a tight first quarter, the Wolverines went cold in the second 10 minutes, making only two of 12 shots from the field to go into the half trailing by seven. SBVC picked up the pace in the third, making 53.8 percent of their shots from the field, outscoring Skyline 15-11 to cut the defecit to four.
But after SBVC took the lead, the Trojans clamped down on the Wolverines, and worked their offense to find holes in the SBVC defense. The Trojans also made their free throws, going 11-for-15 from the charity stripe, in contrast to SBVC, which was 5-of-11 from the free throw line. The Trojans also outrebounded SBVC 31-24.
SBVC's Destiny Alexander led all scorers in the game, pouring in 20 points on 9-of-19 shooting. Julianna Sanchez added seven points and six assists, while DeAnne Pinota had seven points off the bench.
The Trojans were led by Olga Faasolo, who had 13 points and nine rebounds. Emilia Dougherty had 11 points, while Ani Uikilifi had 10 rebounds.