By John M. Sherrard
(Livermore, CA) With a huge second quarter, 24-point scoring spree, the Mt. SAC Women's Basketball team defeated Foothill College, 58-46, in the California Community College Athletic Association State Quarterfinals Friday afternoon at Las Positas College.
The states' top-ranked team improves to a state-best 31-2 record and will play Ventura, who advanced after defeating City College of San Francisco quarterfinal game.
After trailing by a basket, 12-10, at the end of the first quarter, the Mounties started the second quarter on a 15-2 run halfway through the period and built up a 16-point halftime lead, 34-18.
Each team scored 10 points in the third quarter as the Mounties maintained their 16-point lead, 44-28, heading into the final quarter.
However, Foothill mounted a late comeback in the final quarter with a 15-6 run to trail by only seven points, 50-43, with 4:46 remaining.
Four big rebounds and a blocked shot by All-State, third-team selection Kali Jones (7 RB, 3 blks., steal, 8 pts.) and an 8-3 run to end the game sealed the victory for Mt. SAC.
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