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Women’s basketball fall short on senior night

Hannah Snider, Sports Editor

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On Feb. 18 women’s basketball held their senior night game against Cal State East Bay at 5:30 p.m. in the Sports Center, the Cougars were swept away with the final score 68-81.

The night opened up with a brief ceremony honoring the two seniors on the team, Guards Dee Armenta and Ashley Jenkins.

The Cougars started off slow with the Pioneers quickly racking up points, with only four minutes left in the second period the Cougars were down 21 to 40.

However, the Cougars began to pick up the energy with the crowd rallying behind them they started to close the gap. At halftime the Pioneers took the lead 31 to 42.

Once half time ended the Pioneers picked it up once more, the Cougars pushing back and stepping up defensively full force.

Both teams getting heated and fighting for the ball the best they could, the crowd going wild and the Sports Center filling with cheers and jeers.

With several 3-pointers near the end of the game the Cougars closed the gap as much as possible, however ultimately fell 68-81.

“We got off to a slow start which is frustrating … but I was proud at how hard they fought, I thought we fought the entire game until the very end” said Coach Renee after the game.

Guard Brianna Porter led the team with 19 points and forward Savannah Camp following closely behind with 16.

Forward Kaitlyn Reina said the team’s chemistry is a crucial aspect in game play, and the constant support encourages all of the players.

“There is constant support no matter what we are down by or up by … we’ve learned to play with each other. Our chemistry off the court is really good, and just transferring that on the court we started succeeding”

The Cougars have two more games left in the season, both away; the next one will be on Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

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