By Azariah Long
The women’s basketball team played at Kellogg Arena against Cal State Dominguez Hills and successfully beat the Toros with a final score of 71-44.
After starting off strong, the Broncos kept the momentum going by furthering their lead in the first quarter.
At the end of the first quarter, the score was 12-6.
During the second quarter, the team continued to lead and went on a 7-2 run in the first five minutes.
At the half, the Broncos were up with a score of 33-12.
In the second half, the Broncos began to struggle after coming out of half time.
After a time-out that was called by head coach Danelle Bishop, they were able to finish the game strong.
CPP’s defense held the Toros off by out-rebounding them.
The Broncos’ defense forced Dominguez Hills to shoot from the three-point range the whole game.
“We just really emphasized this week in practice, and I thought they responded really well tonight. Although it wasn’t perfect, we still did a lot of those principals tonight,” said Bishop.
The team earned a total of 38 rebounds, five steals and two blocks.
CPP also shot 48.2 percent from the field, two fast points and 6-13 from three-point range.
Junior forwards Priscilla Brooks and Chelsea Waddy-Blow contributed to the Broncos’ win.
Brooks earned 16 points, 11 rebounds and led the team’s block shots.
“Getting a stop on defense gives us a momentum for the offense of our team, so it felt really good to be able to shut down whatever offense they had going on,” said Brooks.
Waddy-Blow had 15 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a steal.
“I feel like once we started seeing that actually work, it just helped us create shots for each other,” said Waddy-Blow.
Junior forward Alyssa Benton contributed eight points and was 2-2 from the free-throw line.
However, Benton left the game early due to an injury that occurred on a three-pointer in the first half.
Junior Kerianne Noonan came off the bench to help spark the team in order to put the game away in the final six minutes.
She scored seven points, a steal, one rebound and one assist.
In addition to Thursday’s win, the Broncos also successfully defeated Cal State Los Angeles at Kellogg Arena with a final score of 55-45.
Benton earned a game-high 10 rebounds and nine points.
Senior guard Erin Hagan contributed six points and three assists.
CPP now holds a record of 12-9 and 10-5 in the CCAA.
The Broncos’ next game will be on the road against Humboldt State 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Courtesy of Bronco Athletics
Junior forward Priscilla Brooks earner 11 rebounds against Cal State Dominguez Hills
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