The Charger (19-8, 9-1) press was too much for the Dons (6-19, 1-9) to handle on offense, while Cypress' balanced scoring attack had SAC guessing all night long.
Cypress College took control of the game right from the start and never took its foot off the gas. By halftime, the Chargers were comfortably ahead 41-38. After the break, Santa Ana wasn't able to fair much better, as Cypress continued to add to its lead. The Chargers got scoring help from 14 of 16 players in the 21-point blowout.
A big part of the win had a lot to do with Cypress' relentless defensive pressure on the ball, which forced the Dons into 18 turnovers for the game. Sophomore Donna Ka' anoi had a game-high four steals for the Chargers, while three others tied for second on the team in steals with three apiece.
Denshay Wallace paced Cypress College's scoring attack with 12 points, that included two from downtown. Samantha Soria chipped in nine points, while Nikki Perkins and Ivory Hallstein each finished with eight points apiece. Wallace had a good day on the glass as well, finishing one rebound behind Sloan Turner who had a team-high eight boards.
Santa Ana's Anna Nguyen led all scorers with a game-high 20 points on 6 of 13 shooting. Nguyen shot 50 percent from beyond the arc after knocking down 4 of 8 shot attempts. Janelle Flores added 13 points for the Dons, but none of the five other scorers for SAC got over eight points in the game.