SACRAMENTO (1-15) – The Hawks returned home to take on Sierra College at Clark Court. The Wolverines outscored the Hawks by fourteen in the first half and won 79-57.
Both teams won their last game. Cosumnes River defeated Modesto Junior College 79-36 in Modesto on Friday while Sierra defeated Santa Rosa Junior College 77-55 on Friday in Santa Rosa.
Forty-four fouls called in the game and the Hawks had twenty-nine free throws. Brookelyn Larkin was 14-20 from the free throw line and scored a game high twenty-six points.
The Hawks struggled to contain Sierra's Lauren Richardson who ended the first half with thirteen points. Down fourteen at the half, the Hawks found their footing in the third quarter topping the Wolverines 17-15. The Hawks had nineteen steals for the game but they struggled converting the steals into points and ran out of gas in the fourth quarter. All six players that played scored for the Hawks. Arionna Butts added twelve points and Micaela Dagler grabbed eleven rebounds.
Coach Coral Sage said, "The best part of this game is that it showed the heart of our team. They never stop playing. Most of them are playing all forty minutes and they go strong until the final buzzer. As a coach you can't ask for more than that. We are looking forward to Friday and to another opportunity to turn our heart into a win."
The Hawks travel to American River College to take on the Beavers on Friday. Tip-off is at 7:30 pm.