Jimenez, Parkhurst lead Vaqueros to fourth-consecutive win at home


Marlena Hughes

Freshman forward and center player Alyssa De Vries shoots and scores two points contributing to the win for the Vaqueros against the LA Valley College Monarchs on Thursday night, Nov. 21, 2019, in the Sports Pavilion at City College in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Vaqueros are now 5-1 in their league after a final score of 80-56 against The Monarchs.

Ruben Andrade, Staff Writer

City College women’s basketball defeated LA Valley College on Thursday for its fourth straight win. 

The Vaqueros came out of the gates playing tough defense and shooting the ball well. This led to an 11-2 run within the first three minutes of the game. 

Alondra Jimenez led the team in scoring in the first quarter with nine points, all off three-point shots. She also added four rebounds, three assists, and three steals in the first quarter alone. 

“We just came and got some shots early this morning, we were just focused on the game and zoned in,” said Jimenez 

Jimenez finished the game with 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals for one of her strongest games of the season.

City College closed out the first quarter with a comfortable 26-10 lead over LA Valley. Jordan Parkhurst, a freshman from Dana Point, Calif., was also a key contributor in the first quarter adding eight points and two assists.

“We were just really prepared and confident today,” said Parkhurst.

Parkhurst ended the game with a team-leading 22 points and four assists. 

In the second quarter, the Vaqueros struggled to put points on the board, but made up for it on the defensive end, as the team only allowed 11 points. Freshman Ciera Van Quick was crucial off the bench during the second quarter hitting two three-pointers to help give the team a 20-point cushion going into halftime.

“Defensive intensity leads to offensive freedom, it’s our identity,” said Parkhurst.

City College came out of halftime the same way they started the game. Sophia Torres had eight points, six boards and one assist in the quarter. Jimenez and Parkhurst combined for 12 points and finished the third quarter up 66-44.

“Tonight’s game was all about our program philosophy, two and two, you score two you stop two and they finally did it,” said Head Coach Sandrine Krul. “It was beautiful, the way they shared the ball, we are a team one through eleven.”

After playing its first six games at home, City College hits the road for the remainder of the semester before returning home to battle Oxnard at 5 p.m on Jan. 11 in the Sports Pavilion.