SRJC 64, West Hills-Lemoore 41
Sadie Irvine scored eight points on two 3-pointers and a field goal in the first 3:24 of the second quarter to help widen the gap to 25-7. The Bear Cubs didn't score a field goal again until Jenny Eggers' basket with 1:54 on the clock, which made the score 28-11. La Donna Saint Louis completed a 3-point play, Jenny Eggers sank another field goal, and Angel Bernardi scored on a drive with three seconds left to go into halftime with a 35-16 lead.
Zaina Depina and Sadie Irvine hit back-to-back 3-pointers to begin the third quarter. The Bear Cubs missed their next five shots before Hayley Louzao and Jenny Eggers scored consecutive field goals for a 47-22 lead with 4:08 remaining. The Eagles went on an 8-0 run before Tiffany Salinas made a successful drive to the hoop with 42 seconds on the clock. By the end of the period, the Bear Cubs were ahead 49-30.
The Eagles scored a field goal first in the fourth quarter with 9:14 on the clock. On the Bear Cubs' next possession Jenny Eggers drew a shooting foul and made both free throws. Then their next time on offense, Jenny Eggers put up a shot near the basket under pressure. She made the sot and the and-one free throw for a 54-32 lead with 8:08 to play. Meme Nicolis scored the next two points of the game on an 8-foot shot with 5:45 to go. The Eagles added a field goal, two free throws, and a 3-pointer during the time when the Bear Cubs only score was a 2-footer by Tiffany Salinas with 4:27 left. The Eagles hit a 3-pointer and a field goal in the final minutes of the game, while Tiffany Salinas made one free throw, Hayley Louzao dropped in a 3-pointer, and Meme Nicolis a field goal.
The 64-41 win advances the Bear Cubs to the consolation final where they face Mendocino College. Mendocino overcame a 10-point deficit in the third quarter to defeat College of the Redwoods 61-59
Each of the Bear Cubs contributed with points, assists, rebounds, and/or steals. Sadie Irvine and Zaina Depina each made three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. Jenny Eggers made four field goals and three free throws for 11 points. La Donna Saint Louis added 9 points, Hayley Louzao 6, Tiffany Salinas 5, Meme Nicolis 5, and Angel Bernardi 2. Tiffany Salinas led in rebounding with 6. Zaina Depina had 4 steals and Destiny Grayer 4 assists.