Streak continues

Sixth loss in a row for women


The losing streak for LMC Women’s Basketball reached six with a 53-41 loss to Laney College Jan 30.

With this loss the Stangs fall to a record of 5-16 (2-9 in the conference) for the year with five games left to play.

Despite the losing streak Head Coach Richard Villegas said his team is doing the right things, but just falling short.

“We keep working; we keep playing hard like we’re doing,” he said, “The girls came up shorthanded by five again, and again gave the other team a good scare.”

In addition to the deeper bench, two players for the Eagles put the dagger in the heart of the Stangs. Laney guards Luisa Delos Reyes and Robnesha Brigham combined their efforts to score more than half the points.

Although there was a loss by double digits, the Mustangs pushed Laney in the latter part of the game, which Laney Head Coach Ron Williams had expected.

“They came out like I knew they would. They always give us problems here in the second half no matter what their records say,” said Williams, and added that the team “made young mistakes sometimes, but all in all they played with high energy, which was good.”

With playoffs likely out of the picture for the Mustangs and the losing streak wearing them down, Villegas said he wants his team to get a victory in the final five games.

“I want them to win for their mental state,” he said.

With the season winding down the Mustangs have only two more chances to triumph in front of the home crowd Saturday, Feb. 16 against Yuba and Wednesday, Feb. 18 against Napa.