Rams defeat Vikings in elite eight round


Katharine Hada

#43 Safiyyah Yasin drives to the basket in an attempt to score in 64-56 loss to CCSF on March 5.

Julianna Cardinale, Sports editor

Diablo Valley College women’s basketball lost to City College of San Francisco, Saturday, March 5 in the California Community College Championships quarter final game.

The Rams got off to a quick start in the first quarter scoring the games first 10 points. But the Vikings  forward, number 11, Jojuan Carrington stopped the Rams run hitting a tree pointer for DVC’s first points on the game.

The Vikings would go on an 11-1 run, tying the game at 11 at the end of the of the first quarter.

The Rams returned the favor in the second quarter, going on an 11-1 run of their own, bringing the score to 22-12 with three minutes remaining in the half.

Foul trouble for the Vikings allowed the Rams to extend their lead to 17 points, leaving the half time score at 34-17.

In the third quarter the Vikings started to make a comeback with Carrington leading the way. The Vikings scored 28 points in the quarter, holding the Rams to just 14 points in the quarter.

The Vikings were only down by three points going into the fourth quarter, with the score at 48-45.

In the fourth quarter the Vikings put up a good fight, but the Rams proved to be too much. The Rams started to pull away, bringing their lead to 10 points with only four minutes left to play in the game.

The Rams defeated the Vikings with a final score of 64-56.

“We got off to a slow start,” said Carrington who had 20 points in the game, “so it was hard to get the game back.”

Although this was a tough loss for the Vikings, there was still a lot of positives for this season, “I think we played a great season,” said guard Safiyyah Yasin who had 14 points on the night. “A lot of people counted us out, but we wound up making it to the elite eight and I’m proud of my team for that.”