Women’s basketball starts season with huge win


Fidel Ontiveros

Sabreeah Coleman takes it to the paint in the Vikings’ 87-46 win against Cosumnes River.

Austin Lemak, Staff member

Diablo Valley College Women’s basketball had an impressive win against Sacramento City College on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

The Viking defense was impressive as their full court press made it difficult for the Sac City Panthers to advance up the court.

Multiple steals helped the Vikings take control of the game. Transitions were important in the win as they moved the ball up and down the court with ease.

Before the half, the Vikings scored a steady stream of points that brought the score up to 47-22.

They continued the scoring run after half. Raeona Ford performed phenomenally beyond the arch, showing her range by making multiple three point shots throughout the game.

A steal that lead to a good finish and two points by Felicia Clarissa left her at the line to make a three-point play.

Plays like these were common throughout the night.

Power forward/center Kayla Taylor said, “We have to keep doing what we are doing and keep our eye on the prize, and that prize is state.”

The shooting for the Vikings was great as they took high-percentage shots to shoot the lead up after half.

The Vikingsspent most of their time at the line because they were in the bonus for most of the game.

Sabreeah Coleman said after the dominating win, “Our defense played well, we held them to 46 points.”

The Vikings had very few mistakes as they continued to make great passes and take open shots.

Head coach Ramaundo Vaughn said, “Our team is our own worst enemy. We can take anyone we play.” 

Tuesday’s win the Vikings improved their record to 16-4.

The next game for the DVC women’s basketball team will be against Modesto college at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27 in the DVC gym.