WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: LOPSIDED WIN FOR HORNETS

Melody Thomsen scored a season-best 27 points against Santa Ana on Friday night.
Melody Thomsen scored a season-best 27 points against Santa Ana on Friday night.

In an Orange Empire Conference game, the FC women's basketball squad turned it on at home Friday night beating Santa Ana College 74-46.

The victory now forces a tie for fourth place with both teams sitting at 4-4 in the OEC standings. In their first meeting on January 3rd, the Hornets were edged on the road by the Dons 70-67.

The Dons opened the game with a 9-6 lead at 5:20 in the first quarter. It would be their only lead of the game as the Hornets ripped off an 8-0 run ending the quarter at 14-9.

FC came out hot in the second quarter taking a 29-16 lead at 4:22 on a layup by Deziree McGee. Melody Thomsen boosted the team with 14 points as Fullerton went to the locker room at halftime with a commanding 39-23 lead. Fullerton outshot the Dons 50% to 30% in the first half.

The second half belonged to the Hornets as they took their largest lead of 33 (69-38) with 3:39 minutes left in regulation.

Melody Thomsen gave her best scoring effort of the season with a game-high 27 points. She also had 15 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Aliyah-Deen Ahmad scored 12 points and Lyneya Turner put up 11. Tangikina Tauaika had 4 points and 10 boards.

Up Next: The Hornets (8-12, 4-4) will host first place Irvine Valley College on Wednesday, January 31st at 5:00 pm.



*Photos by Phil Thurman

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