Vikings blowout Panthers and advance to the quarter finals


Katharine Hada

DVC player Jojuan Carrington (11) looks for an open pass in a game between DVC and SCC at DVC in Pleasant Hill, Calif. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The Vikings won 73 – 40.

Julianna Cardinale, Sports editor

Diablo Valley College women’s basketball defeated Sacramento City College in blowout fashion with a final score of 73-40, putting them in the elite eight in the California Community College Championships.

The game started off with slow with both teams trading buckets for the first couple of minutes.

Jojuan Carrington got off to a strong start scoring DVC’s first few points, but Carrington got into foul trouble, causing her to come out of the game for the remainder of the quarter.

In the last two minutes of the first quarter DVC found their rhythm, pulling away enough to make the score 18-8 at the end of the first quarter.

At the start of the second quarter DVC scored 12 unanswered points. DVC also held the Panthers to 9 points in that quarter.

DVC led 42-17 at the end of the first half.

DVC continued to dominate in the third quarter, but DVC got into some foul trouble, putting Sac City in the bonus with two minutes left in the quarter. This gave Sac City some life throughout the rest of the quarter.

DVC gave up more points in the third quarter than they did all game, but they still lead with a score of 61-35 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, DVC extended their lead, scoring 12 points in that quarter, only allowing Sac City to score five points in the quarter.

DVC won with a final score of 73-40.

“It was a good game,” said forward Brandy Williams who would have 16 points in the game, “we finally came back after losing to them twice this season.” 

Now DVC moves on to take on the #1 seed, City College Of San Francisco in the quarter final game.

“San Francisco is a very good team,” said head coach Ramaundo Vaughn, “They are the #1 seed for a reason, so it will be a really nice challenge for us.”

DVC looks to advance to the next round on Saturday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. at CCSF.