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Mt. SAC Women Basketball Opens Sequoias Tourney with 83-52 Win over Solano

Photo Courtesy of Dave Aguilera
Photo Courtesy of Dave Aguilera

(Visalia, CA) With five players scoring in double figures, the Mt. SAC Women's Basketball Team easily defeated Solano, 83-52, in the opening game of the 42nd Annual Gilchrist Invitational at College of the Sequoias Thursday (11/29) afternoon.

Tiana Douglas (5-11 FGM, 5-6 FTM, 6 RB, Stl., Blk.) and Jade Hughes (6-10 FGM, 3-4 FTM, 11 RB, 4 Ast., 3 Stl., Blk) led the Mounies with 15 points each. Forward Tianna Burrell (4-7 FGM, 2-5 3PM, 3-4 FTM, 8 RB, Ast., Stl.) added 13, while guards Natalia Shpegel (6-12 FGM, 5 RB, 2 Ast., 6 Stls.) and Lauryn Manns (5-7 FGM, 2-3 FTM, 4 RB, Ast., 2 Stls., Blk) had 12 points each.

In the first half, Mt. SAC outscored the Falcons 42-28 behind 11 points each from Douglas and Hughes. In the third quarter, Burrell scored nine points, which included two 3-pointers to help in the 23-9 advantage for the Mounties.

It was the second time the Mounties scored 23 points in a quarter, along with two 25-point quarters this season.

At the line, the Mounties were 13 for 18 for 72.2% and out rebounded Solano, 47-35.

The Mounties (6-1) will face Sacramento City College, a 50-47 winner over L. A. Valley, Friday (11/30) in a quarterfinal game.

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For additional information, please contact the Mt. SAC Sports Information Office at 909.274.4630.