IVC Women’s Basketball sinks the Pirates but can’t tame the Tigers

(Shannon Patrick)

John Franz

In the last meeting between IVC and Orange Coast College the Lasers Women’s Basketball team let it get away late resulting a loss on Jan. 9, 48-43.

This time around the Lasers seemed poised and ready to close out the game.

Last Wednesday the Lasers went into a hostile environment at OCC.

Not only was the game back and forth but when the clock read zero’s at the end of regulation, it was the Lasers who had earned the victory 58-54.

The win did not come with out some late drama though.

With 30 seconds left in the game, Erika Garcia was at the charity stripe with a three-point lead and could of put the game away, but she missed both free throws.

On the next Pirate possession, guard Casey Gomez was fouled and she made both of her free throws, putting her team within one, 55-54. Laser forward Kourtney Kollasch was then fouled and made one of her two free throws extending the lead to two points.

The Pirates then turned the ball over with four seconds left and Ashley Dunn was quickly fouled, she sealed the win for the Lasers by knocking down both free throws, giving the Lasers the 58-54 win.

The leading scorer for the Lasers was Kollasch who had 19 points and three steals.

The Lasers win was their first at OCC sense the start of Orange Empire Conference play.

Last Friday the Lasers hosted a tough Riverside team, the Tigers escaped IVC with the victory 62-57.

Dunn was the leading scorer for the Lasers with 15 points and eight rebounds. Kollasch had another strong game with 12 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Brittany Horton added 10 points while getting three steals.

Tigers guard, LeNiece Arevalo led all scorers with 20 points while grabbing seven rebounds.

The Tigers escaped its 28 turnovers, to win the game.

The Lasers just could not capitalize on their opportunities.

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, the Lasers celebrate Homecoming, hosting Saddleback, for the second round of the Presidents’ Cup. Events will start at 4:30 p.m. and the game begins at 7:30 p.m.

Food and beverages will be provided as well as the crowing of the King and Queen between the Men’s and Women’s games.

On Friday the Lasers will be at Santa Ana taking on the Dons. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

The Lasers record now stands at 14-14 overall on the season and are just 2-7 in OEC play.

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