Eagles come back during second half, beat Comets
Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 15:02
The women’s basketball team blew an early lead and was eventually blown out at the hands of Laney College (11-10 overall, 8-1 Bay Valley Conference) 77-57 on Feb. 1.
Laney beat Contra Costa College for the second time this season — the first being a 65-64 victory in San Pablo on Jan. 8.
The Comets (11-12 overall, 4-5 BVC) had the momentum on both sides of the ball early in the first half forcing Laney to miss shots. However, the Eagles’ six 3-point shots kept the game close.
“They made six three’s on us in the first half,” coach Paul DeBolt said. “They kept scoring on us and we couldn’t stop them.”
Laney added five 3-pointers in the second half. The Comets had an offensive meltdown only scoring 14 points in the second half and missed easy fast-break point opportunities.
“The other team scored some quick 3s and had some good fast breaks on us,” freshman forward Joie Wyatt said. “Everybody gave up a little bit.”
Sophomore forward Shanyla Love said, “We left them wide open and they were hitting a lot of 3s.”
She also said they are lacking leadership and they broke down as a team.
The Comets made only four 3-pointers compared to Laney’s 11 and all of them were made by CCC freshman guard Marquisha Jelinek.
CCC also struggled at the free-throw line.
“We were 8-17 from the free-throw line,” DeBolt said “And we lost our composure a few times during the game.
The more it looked as if the Comets were gaining momentum the Eagles would stop it with a 3-pointer.
DeBolt said that the 41 points allowed against Laney is the highest point total his team has given up in the first half all season long.
“There were a couple of stretches where we couldn’t stop them and that hurt us,” he said.
The Comets are currently fourth in the conference standings with five games to play.
CCC’s next game is at home against Napa Valley College (7-13 overall, 4-5 BVC) today at 5:30 p.m. The Storm is currently fifth in the conference standings. Napa beat the Comets 36-24 in Napa on Jan. 10.