SRJC 52, San Jose City College 64
Stephens scored again to start the second quarter, which marked the beginning of a 7-0 Jaguar run. The Bear Cubs recorded their first points of the period on two free throws by Destiny Grayer with 5:59 on the clock. By the time the Jaguars scored their last points of the quarter at the 2:05 mark, they were ahead 33-24. Again the Bear Cubs rallied to score six points on three consecutive field goals--two by Jenny Eggers and the last by Tiffany Salinas with 31 seconds left--to make the score 30-33.
The Jaguars started the scoring in the third period with a 3-pointer. Sadie Irvine answered with a field goal, then Stephens sank two in a row over defenders to stretch their lead to 40-32 with 8:10 left. A field goal each by Ashley Hart, Salinas, and Eggers still left the Bear Cubs behind 38-45 with 3:25 remaining. The Jaguars made five free throws before the quarter ended, and Angel Bernardi scored on a drive with 17 seconds to go to make the score 40-50.
Stephens' successful one-handed shot over a defender in front of the basket came on the Jaguars' first possession of the fourth quarter. The host team added one free throw before La Donna Saint Louis' 3-point play at the 8:47 mark made the score 43-53. The Jaguars sank their final basket of the game with 8:20 remaining to extend their lead to 55-43. The Bear Cubs scored the next six points on three free throws by Jenny Eggers and one field goal and one free throw by Zaina Depina, to pull to 49-55 with 3:04 to go. But the Bear Cubs were unable to get any closer and were forced to foul in the final minute. The Jaguars made 9 out of 10 free throws, while the Bear Cubs were only successful on Sadie Irvine's 3-pointer with 43 seconds to play, resulting in a final score of 52-64.
The Jaguars shot extremely well, making 21 out of 46 shots (46%). The Bear Cubs only made 20 out of 73 shots (27%). At the free throw line the Jaguars made 18 out of 25 (72%). The Bear Cubs made 82% of their free throws, but they only took 11, making 9 of them. Four Jaguars scored in double figures, with Jhaina Stephens leading with 20 points.
Three Bear Cubs scored in double figures: Jenny Eggers 11, Tiffany Salinas and Sadie Irvine 10 each. Zaina Depina tallied 8 points, Ashley Hart 6, La Donna Saint Louis 3, and Destiny Grayer and Angel Bernardi 2 each. Irvine and Hart each pulled down 7 rebounds. Grayer passed for 3 assists.