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Women's Basketball: Bear Cubs get second straight win

#24 Cammie Barsuglia

SRJC 64, Cosumnes River College 48

             The Bear Cubs (6-9, 2-4), playing a home game for the third time in eight days, hosted the Cosumnes River Hawks (1-12, 1-4). Brookelyn Larkin scored the first basket of the contest after 67 seconds. Jenny Eggers made two consecutive baskets, and then Larkin drove through the key and banked in the ball. Angel Bernardi pulled down an offensive rebound and scored the putback. Six seconds later Larkin scored again for a 6-6 tie. Over a minute later Jenny Eggers went to the free throw line and made both to begin an 8-0 run. Trina Shaner made her first 3-pointer with 2:44 on the clock and one free throw a minute later. With 1:06 left the Hawks sank a field goal. Two free throws by Madeline Strom and one by Larkin made the Bear Cubs' lead 16-13 by the end of the quarter.

            Jenny Eggers started the scoring in the second quarter with a 2-footer, and Destiny Grayer made one free throw before Larkin scored on a drive with 7:26 on the clock. Kylie Oden responded with a 3-pointer and two possessions later Jenny Eggers made a basket on a post move. Larkin scored the Hawks' final field goal of the quarter at the 4:52 mark. During the remaining time Gaby Roldan made one free throw, Madeline Strom made two field goals in a row, and DJ Hayes bounced in a 15-footer to end the half with a 31-17 lead.

            The Bear Cubs missed their first three shots of the third quarter then made their next six, including a 3-pointer and two post shots by Jenny Eggers, to jump out to a 44-22 advantage halfway through the period. Shaner scored the next five points on a 3-pointer and two free throws in a minute and a half. Gaby Roldan scored on a putback with 2:34 on the clock, making the score 46-27. The Hawks ended the period with eight unanswered points to cut their deficit to 35-46.

            To start the fourth quarter Kylie Oden scored on a cut to the basket and pass from Angel Bernardi. Larkin made one free throw on their first possession. Bernardi rebounded Jenny Eggers' miss and banked in the putback over a defender. Shaner responded with her fourth 3-pointer of the game. Oden swished a deep 3-pointer, Larkin hit a shot in the middle of the key, and then Oden drained her third 3-pointer to extend the lead to 56-41 with 6:43 on the clock. Over two minutes later Mireya Lopez dropped in a shot from in front of the hoop. The Hawks made one free throw, and Larkin scored on a drive to get to 44-58 with 2:41 remaining. Then Mireya Lopez again scored from inside 17 seconds later. With 1:01 left Madeline Strom sank a 6-footer from the right side. Shaner hit an outside shot, Mireya Lopez scored again, and Larkin penetrated and banked in the shot to complete the scoring in the Bear Cubs' 64-48 win.

            The Hawks only had six eligible players and three of them scored. Larkin led with 26 points, Shaner finished with 17, and Erica Oswald, who just joined the team, contributed 5 points. Britta Irvine suffered a reoccurrence of concussion symptoms in Tuesday's game and had to sit this one out.

            Jenny Eggers led the Bear Cubs with 19 points and 9 rebounds, 7 of them offensive. Kylie Oden made all 4 of her 2-point shots and 3 out of 12 from behind the arc for 17 points. Mireya Lopez and Madeline Strom scored 8 points each, Gaby Roldan 3, DJ Hayes 2, and Destiny Grayer 1. Kylie Oden and Angel Bernardi each pulled down 8 rebounds. Destiny Grayer passed for 5 assists. Kylie Oden made 5 steals, 4 assists, and blocked a season high 7 shots.