Comets smash Eagles, 66-62
Women's basketball squad keep slim postseason hopes alive
Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 17:02
A strong final push by the Eagles (16-7 overall, 9-2 in the Bay Valley Conference) was not enough to beat the women’s basketball team as it held off Mendocino College, winning 66-62 in Ukiah Friday.
The Comets (13-12 overall, 6-5 in the BVC) beat first place Mendocino dropping them to second place in the conference standings.
With the win, CCC still has a chance to make it to the playoffs, but to do it they would have to win their final three games and place third in the BVC standings.
The Comets also need Solano Community College, currently third, to lose its last two games of the season.
“It’s just a matter of taking these games one at a time and doing (our) best to win them,” women’s basketball coach Paul DeBolt said. “(I’m) not concerned about any other game except (Los Medanos College).”
The Comets next game is at LMC at 5:30 p.m. today. The Mustangs are currently in sixth place in the BVC and CCC beat them 77-57 at home Jan. 15.
Against Mendocino, CCC wanted to come into the game and limit its opponent’s 3s and foul shots, however, the Eagles still dropped in eight 3-pointers, keeping the game close.
The women’s basketball team held them off to take the big win and keep their playoff hopes alive.
Sophomore forward/guard Shanyla Love said, “It felt great to beat Mendocino. Yes (we can still make the playoffs) if we win out. We beat the number one team in our conference — we have a shot.”
CCC lost to Mendocino 70-56 on Jan. 12 in the teams’ first meeting.
“We had a solid effort overall effort (against Mendocino),” DeBolt said. “It was just one of those days — we were ahead from start to finish.”
The next three games are huge for the Comets. Getting its top scorer, freshman guard Jewel Rogers, back from a foot injury is helping the team in its effort.
“Jewel coming back makes a big difference in our scoring.” forward Joie Wyatt said.
Rogers returned from the injury on Feb. 6 in a 63-45 route of Napa Valley College.