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Women's Basketball: Big 8 opponent Sierra College too much for Bear Cubs

#0 Trinity Hawkins dribbling down court

SRJC 56, Sierra College 94


            In the Consolation Final of the CCSF Golden Gate Classic, the Bear Cubs (5-7) had to face a Big 8 foe, the Sierra College Wolverines (10-3). The Wolverines' Kailee McCarrick swished a 3-pointer 12 seconds into the contest and put in a field goal just under a minute later. Kierra Johnson got the Bear Cubs on the scoreboard on a 2-foot shot at the 8:05 mark. The Wolverines made another 3-pointer 50 seconds after that, and Kassi Agapoff scored a layup after breaking the full-court press. Kierra Johnson scored the same way with 5:48 on the clock to make the score 6-12. The Wolverines recorded 10 unanswered points before the Bear Cubs' 7-0 run on Hanna Morris' two free throws, Trinity Hawkins' 4-footer, and Morris' 3-pointer with 55 seconds left to get the score to 13-22. The Wolverines finished off the quarter with two consecutive 3-pointers to surge ahead 28-13.

            The Wolverines scored the first 13 points of the second quarter. Meanwhile, the Bear Cubs missed six shots before Amaya Macandog's press breaking layup and subsequent spin shot at the 3:53 mark made the score 17-43. The Wolverines put in another 3-pointer, and then Lani Lincoln drained a deep 3-pointer. During the remainder of the period, the Wolverines added a putback and McCarrick's 3-pointer, while Lani Lincoln made two free throws to get the halftime deficit to 22-51.

            The Bear Cubs started the third quarter with a 7-0 run in less than two minutes on two free throws by Trinity Hawkins, Lani Lincoln's 3-pointer, and Kierra Johnson's drive. The Wolverines tacked on a field goal and two free throws before Hanna Morris scored a layup after breaking the press with 6:49 on the clock. The Wolverines responded with a 13-0 run before Kierra Johnson scored on a drive and drained a 3-pointer two possessions later at the one-minute mark. A Wolverine field goal and a 3-pointer by McCarrick at the buzzer widened their lead to 73-36 by the end of the quarter.

            Hanna Morris dropped in the first field goal of the fourth quarter on a one-handed 6-footer along the baseline and Amaya Macandog scored on a drive the next time down. The Wolverines scored two field goals and a 3-pointer. The Bear Cubs tallied the next five points on Trinity Hawkins' two free throws and Lani Lincoln's 3-pointer with 4:50 on the clock. Following a Wolverines' field goal, Lincoln flipped in an 8-footer. Kierra Johnson scored Bear Cubs' next 7 points on a pair of free throws, a 3-footer, and a 3-point play with 1:08 left to get the score to 54-90. In the final minute, the Wolverines put in two more field goals and Lizbeth Zavala dropped in a runner from 10 feet, for a final score of 56-94.

            The Wolverines just had too many shooters and passed the ball quickly for the Bear Cubs' tired defenders. The Wolverines made 32 out of 72 shots (44%), including 18 3-pointers. The Bear Cubs again had too many turnovers and only got off 49 shots, of which they made 20 (41%). Kailee McCarrick, who was selected All-Tourney, finished with 38 points, including 9 3-pointers.

            Kierra Johnson led the Bear Cubs with 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Lani Lincoln sank three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. Hanna Morris contributed 9 points, Amaya Macandog and Trinity Hawkins 6 each, and Kassi Agapoff and Lizbeth Zavala 2 apiece. Kassi Agapoff passed for 4 assists.