Pierce Women’s Basketball Dominates with a 74-62 Win

Pierce College Women’s Basketball came home with a win Saturday after defeating Santa Barbara City College.

The Brahmas dominated SBCC Saturday night with a 12-point lead and ended the game with a score of 74-62.

The standout player of the game against SBCC who scored nearly twice the points of any player on the opposing team was forward, Gasia Sarkis who lead the game with 21 points and 14 rebounds.

“Our leading scorer was Gasia Sarkis, she scored 21-points, but we could not have won the game without Zenith Hernandez,” Women’s Basketball Coach Jim Couch said.

Zenith Hernandez was another standout player in Saturday’s game who ended the game with 20 points and 3 assists, more than twice the amount of most of the starting players on the opposing team.

The players as well as Couch were in high spirits Tuesday during their first practice after Saturday’s game because it was the first win after a three game losing streak for the team.

“This season we’ve had our up’s and downs but we’re doing alright,” Guard Nichelae Henderson said.

The Brahmas have a fair record this season with 8 wins and 6 losses, so they geared up during practice for their next opponent Alan Hancock College next week to earn a seat in the Western Conference Playoffs.

Currently the top three ranking colleges for women’s basketball are Mt. San Antonio College, Ventura College, and Fresno City College, according to the California Community College Women’s Basketball Coach Association’s Final State Poll.

Ventura College, who won the 2013 district conference, is in the same league as Pierce College, so they are the team that Pierce must beat to have a shot at the state championship.

Coach Couch has high hopes for the Brahmas, and believes that as long at the ladies practice the art of following through during the last games they will bring home a title for Pierce College.

“We must complete the game and finish”, Couch said, “Our goal is to play Ventura again and beat them; I think we have a good chance…we have to complete the game.”

The Brahmas are set to play their last game of the season before playoffs on Feb. 23, 2013 at 7 P.M.