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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SWEEPING SANTA ANA

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SWEEPING SANTA ANA

The Lady Hornets did their thing on the road Friday night sweeping past Santa Ana College 65-41 in a needed Orange Empire Conference win.

Sitting in fourth place in the OEC, the win for Fullerton keeps them alive in the playoff race with an overall record of 14-10 and a conference record of 6-4. The loss lands Santa Ana at 6-17 overall and at 2-8 in the conference. The Hornet win also completes a season-sweep over the Dons, a feat that has not been done since the 2011-12 season under Hall of Fame coach Debi Woelke.

The game began as a back-and-forth battle with Fullerton owning a 16-13 lead at the 4-minute mark. The Hornets laid claim the first quarter by going on a 9-4 run that was capped off by a pair of free throws by Lyneya Turner. When the dust settled, Fullerton held a 25-17 edge.

Santa Ana pushed back near the end of the second quarter getting within 5 points of FC (34-29).

Fullerton came out firing after halftime ramming home a 27-17 run to go up 52-35 by 2:30 in the third. Hannah Jones' three-point shot set the tone for the rest of the game as FC continued their onslaught grabbing their largest lead of 25 with a minute left in the game.

Playing red-hot the past two weeks, Tristian Johns was once again the game's leading scorer with 18 points. In her last 8 games, Johns is averaging 22.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Moriah Serrano and Lyneya Turner both scored 12 points. Turner was huge underneath grabbing 13 rebounds to complete the double-double. Fia Tailele-Latu downed 11 points, with 9 rebounds, and had 4 assists. Katie Salas contributed 7 points and 4 rebounds.

Up Next: Fullerton (14-10 overall, 6-4 OEC) will be back home on Tuesday, February 12th against Saddleback College. Game time is at 5:30 pm.

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