Women's Basketball Believes, Sinks Marauders

Brianna Ibarra shoots and scores a jumper. Image: Treyvon Watts-Hale
Brianna Ibarra shoots and scores a jumper. Image: Treyvon Watts-Hale

The Fighting Owl Women's Basketball team played its final regular season home game on Tuesday when it played host to WSC East Conference foe Antelope Valley. The Owls sent the Marauders  home with a 58-34 loss, concreting their #2 position in the WSC East conference, and a likely berth in the playoffs. 

The Owls put out a truly team first effort with 3 players in double figures in points. Offensive workhorse Kyannie Brown did her thing and scored 17 points, hunted down 8 rebounds and recorded 4 shot blocks on the night. Diana Navarro netted 16 points in the effort, grabbing 5 rebounds. Malia Rocha hit 3 three-pointers in the game, and also posted 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Rebounding leader Keely Wall grabbed 13 boards and scored 8 points. 

Citrus was a perfect 7 for 7 from the free throw line, their best performance of the season as a team. The Citrus bench also walloped the Antelope Valley bench, outscoring the visiting reserves 15-4. The Owls led by as many as 26 points in the 4th quarter. 

Citrus improves to 7-2 in conference, its best conference record since 2005. Overall, the Owls are 18-9 in 2018-19. Citrus faces off with Victor Valley in the high desert on Friday at 7:00 PM to finish out regular season play.

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