Header Background Global Nav Background Santa Barbara City College Logo
 

Free throws are the difference in 70-56 loss to Moorpark

Freshman guard Aaliyah Pauling had 17 points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)
Freshman guard Aaliyah Pauling had 17 points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)

Moorpark shot nearly three times as many free throws as SBCC on Wednesday night in a 70-56 women's basketball victory at the Sports Pavilion.

The Raiders (20-6, 7-2 WSC North) made 22-of-35 from the charity stripe and the Vaqueros (12-13, 4-5) were just 8-12.

Barbara Rangel, a 6-2 freshman, paced Moorpark with 21 points and nine rebounds. Aaliyah Pauling led the Vaqueros with 17 points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals. Meagan Moore hit 3-4 from 3-point range and added 16 points before fouling out with a minute to play.

The Vaqueros were whistled for 30 fouls and had three players foul out. Moorpark had 15 fouls.

Santa Barbara took a 23-16 lead on a 3-ball by Holly Barrera with 5:24 to go in the second quarter. Sydney Arikawa (14 points, 3-7 on 3's) hit a triple at the other end to ignite a 16-2 run.

The Raiders led 33-27 at halftime.

Lauren Noggle had eight points and seven rebounds off the bench. Jennae Mayberry collected seven points and eight boards (six offensive) and Barrera had six points and eight rebounds.

The Vaqueros were outshot 47.8 to 33.3% but dominated the rebounding 44-30, including 20-6 at the offensive end.

The Vaqueros cut the deficit to two points (33-31) in the third quarter and five (48-43) in the fourth but the Raiders responded with surges of 12-0 and 12-3, respectively.

"We competed and played a lot harder than the last game, so I'm happy about that," said coach Sandrine Krul. "We have to learn to apply our basketball IQ when we're making a comeback. We fought hard to come back, then we didn't hit our shots.

"We always win when our bench scores 10 or 12 points and Lauren was the only one to score off the bench."

SBCC concludes its season on Saturday at No. 13 Ventura with tip-off at 5 p.m.