SBVC women beat Chaffey in rematch

first_imgSAN BERNARDINO – The last time the Chaffey and San Bernardino Valley College women’s basketball teams met, there was plenty of drama and controversy in a one-point Chaffey win. In Wednesday’s rematch, there was even more drama – and this time, the controversy didn’t involve a fight. “They (officials) should let the kids decide the game,” Crebbin said. “A lot of officials wouldn’t have made that call.” Chaffey coach Gary Plunkett differed. “I thought it was the right call,” he said. Horine made both free throws to tie the score, and Miller-Malloy missed hers at the other end, sending the game into OT. SBVC never trailed in OT, after forcing a couple of early Panther turnovers and holding them scoreless for the first 2 minutes and 8 seconds. The game featured a combined 51 fouls and each team had two players foul out. The first one was the Wolverines’ La’Quita Jordan, who fouled out with 10:45 to play less than 30 seconds after picking up her fourth foul. That meant starting point guard Jasmine Marshall, who was away from the team the last time the teams played, had to play the rest of the game. “It just meant she couldn’t get any rest,” Crebbin said. Marshall finished with 17 points, but the real yeoman’s effort came from Miller-Malloy, who scored 14 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. “I was really focused for this game, since Chaffey is our rival,” Miller-Malloy said. “I knew tonight I was going to rebound. I didn’t know if I was going to score.” Trailing 47-36 when Jordan fouled out, the Panthers rallied, tying the score 58-58 on a Christina Warren basked with 2:30 to play. Warren and Lillie Parks (14 rebounds) each scored 17 points to lead Chaffey and Horine added 13 points, all after halftime. Walter added 10 for SBVC. Chaffey still has a difficult game against second-place Antelope Valley in the regular season finale Saturday, but Plunkett is optimistic about his team’s postseason chances. “I feel good regardless,” Plunkett said. “But we’ve got 20 wins and a pretty good RPI. A win would’ve sealed it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Chaffey couldn’t get a shot off in the final seconds, and SBVC held off Chaffey 73-70 in overtime at Snyder Gym. “I think if we would have lost, we would have been borderline, but our RPI is real good,” SBVC coach Sue Crebbin said. “I was proud of the way the kids handled it last time, and I was proud of the way they handled it tonight.” center_img SBVC (18-9 overall, 10-3 Foothill Conference) never trailed in overtime, and held on after taking the three-point lead on a Shy Walter free throw with 18.7 seconds left. Chaffey (20-9, 9-4) tried to use a double screen to set up a game-tying 3-point attempt by Jessica Thorpe or Carly Horine. But the ball was turned over with three seconds left, sealing the Wolverines’ victory. The drama in overtime was nothing compared to the drama at the end of regulation. After the Panthers tied the score 61-61 on a Horine 3-pointer with 25.8 seconds lef, the Wolverines appeared to have the game won when Rocky Miller-Malloy made a short jumper with three-tenths of a second remaining and was fouled to make it 63-61. But officials ruled someone jumped off the SBVC bench and onto the court, and assessed a technical foul. last_img

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