(Walnut, CA) The Mt. SAC Women's Basketball team came back in a big way Wednesday (Nov. 10), after losing in a big way in the championship game in its annual Tip-Off Tournament last Sunday (Nov. 7).
The Mounties (3-1), with a big first quarter, defeated visiting San Diego Mesa (1-1), 68-41 in a nonconference game.
After Sunday's opponent, Sierra College, came out with a 21-2 first-quarter, the role was reversed Wednesday, as the Mounties outscored the Wolverines, 29-9.
Mesa was never a factor the rest of the way, as Mt. SAC led at the half, 46-25, and finished with the 27-point victory.
"Sunday's game should have been an eye-opener," said Mt. SAC coach Brian Crichlow of Sunday's game. "I think we need a couple more games like Sunday's game.
"We need to be in the fire and teams that challenge us. We've got to create our identity and know who we are and what we do and how we do it. It's going to take some time. I know we have some potential and what we can be."
Leading the way for the Mounties with 12 points each was sophomore guard Mina Guevara-Goss (3-5 3PM-A, 3-4 FTM-A, 5 RB, 3 Stls.) and sophomore guard Savanna Norfleet (4-7 FGM-A, 4-4 FTM-A, 4 RB, 4 Stls.).
Freshman forward Kameria Piggee (2-4 FGM-A, 1-2 FTM-A) led with seven rebounds (3 O, 4 D).
The deep Mt. SAC bench scored 38 points for the Mounties and the team outrebounded Mesa, 33-25.
"We still didn't hit what we were supposed to," said Mt. SAC freshman guard Elle Yick of Wednesday's win. "We're still not all on the same page, but it was better than Sunday. Sunday's game was a wake-up call.
"We know our potential and we just haven't hit it yet and hopefully we can in these next few games."
The Mounties play their final home game of 2021 this Saturday (Nov. 13) against San Bernardino Valley College. Game time is 5:00 pm.
Mt. SAC will then play in three tough tournaments before the end of the year.
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