Sports Brief – Vaqs finish season No. 5 in state, 22-9 mark overall

Alexandra Wilcox

A devastating loss ended the women’s basketball team’s run to State as the Vaqueros fell to the Riverside Tigers 76-53 Saturday in the second round of the playoffs.

“They pressured us the whole time,” said sophomore guard and captain Talia Joyce. “We had a hard time stopping the guards from scoring.”

Riverside’s guards were not the only problem the Vaqueros faced. The team missed lay-ups and were not shooting well said head coach Sandrine Krul.

“You’re not going to win too many games when you shoot 28 percent from the field and 48 percent from the line,” Krul said. “In big games, you have to make big shots.”

The Vaqueros finished the season 26-9 with the No. 5 best record in the state.

They also now hold the best record in the history of women’s basketball at City College, shattering the old record of 23-7 when Ellen O’Conner was head coach.

“It’s bittersweet,” said Krul. “We had a great year.”