Mustangs finish the season strong

Ends conference with 2-8 record

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Mustangs finish the season strong

Marahya Guinto forces her way through.

Marahya Guinto forces her way through.

Kelly Williams

Marahya Guinto forces her way through.

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams

Marahya Guinto forces her way through.

Raazhel Watkins, Staff Writer

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The Los Medanos College women’s basketball team hosted Contra Costa College on their Sophomore Night and last game of the season this past Friday.  

Seuvahnia Kuka and Olivia Sanabria were the only two sophomores to be announced in the pregame sophomore introductions, in the game that ended with a final score of 80-77

To start the game CCC won the opening tip ball but the Mustangs forced a Comet turnover and capitalize by scoring a layup to open up the game. The start of the game went back and forth at a fast pace and it was a fast break almost every play. The first quarter ended with the Mustangs trailing 16-25.

The Mustangs struggled to get enough stops in the second quarter and continued to trail. Seuvahnia Kuka hits a half court buzzer beating shot to spark a run and to end the first half.

Going into the second half, the Mustangs continued to trail but slowly gained momentum and started to close the gap. Kuka and fellow guard Bria Greenhouse pushed the tempo of the game and led the momentum shift in favor of LMC bringing the score to 53- 55 with the Mustangs still trailing.  

The pull out the win over the Comets to conclude their season with the final score of 80-77. The Mustangs were led by Greenhouse who had a game high of 29 points and Kuka who had 24 points and 10 rebounds.

The Mustangs finished up the year with a 6-16 record and despite the record, head coach Richard Villegas says “We could have very easily been in second place. We were very competitive and we were in every ball game.” Coach Villegas explains how proud he is of his team and that “these young ladies worked hard and never gave up.”

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