Women’s basketball bounces back

After a loss to Eastern Arizona College, the Pierce College women’s basketball team bounced back and defeated the Harbor College Seahawks 93-78 on Saturday, Nov. 29 in the South Gym at Pierce College.

As soon as the game started, Vanessa DeSimone scored to give the Brahmas a lead of 9-2.

The Brahmas never trailed in the game and the score was 60-48 going into halftime.

During the second half of the game, the Brahmas got production from JuVay Dawn who ran the Brahmas half court Princeton-style motion offense in the second half smoothly.

“I think we played a little more conservative basketball in the second half,” said Pierce head coach Jim Couch. “We stopped running in transition and the last few minutes of the second half we stepped it up.”

DeSimone continued to score in the second half and along with Dawn, proved to be the benefactor for Pierce’s offense.

“We played as a team and without the assist I wouldn’t have gotten any of the shots,” DeSimone said.

Dawn who had trouble with ball control in recent games, played a much more controlled game.

“As a team I feel as we played better, came together and knowing that we are a young team,” Dawn said. “I feel today we showed our effort and chemistry and learning each other and had better communication skills that brought us as one to pull up the win today.”

The next tournament for the women’s basketball team will be held at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo on Thursday, Dec 4.