Women's Basketball fall in AVC Tournament Championship Game

Women's Basketball fall in AVC Tournament Championship Game

LANCASTER - The College of the Sequoias women's basketball team fell to Mt. San Antonio in the AVC Tournament championship game, 87-54 on Sunday.

The Giants (13-3) earned their way to the championship game with strong performances on Friday and Saturday.

COS took down Barstow 81-31 on the first day of the tournament. Sequoias held Barstow to just 8 points in the second half.

The Vikings committed 38 turnovers and COS took advantage, scoring 50 points off of them.

The Giants scored 46 points off the bench with Freshman guard Isabella Jimenez leading the charge with 17. Jimenez was a perfect 6-6 from the field, including 5-5 from the three-point line.

On Saturday, COS defeated tournament host Antelope Valley College, 74-35.

COS outscored the Marauders 25-3 in the first quarter, and ended the quarter on a 23-1 run.

Sophomore power forward Dojahnae Senegal had a double-double with a team-high 10 points and 11 rebounds.

In their fifth straight tournament final, the Giants could not find their shooting stroke, shooting only 34.8 percent from the field.

Senegal was the lone bright spot against Mt. San Antonio. For the second straight game she had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

COS head coach Ray Alvarado made no excuse on why his team did not win.

"Simply put, they played at a championship level and we didn't," Alvarado said. "That lies on the head coach, so I have to do a better job."

Sophomore guards Alyssa Gonzales and Imari Russell were selected to the All-Tournament team.

The Giants will have a break and start conference play Jan. 7 at Taft.