Saturday, February 4, 2012

Chargers Sweep Season Series with Fullerton College

Cypress gained sole possession of first place with a decisive road victory over the Hornets.
Sloan Turner
Fullerton, Calif. - After handing Fullerton College its first regular season Orange Empire Conference loss in more than two years in the first meeting between the two squads back on January 11, Cypress College did it again on the road Friday with a 54-52 win that gave the Chargers sole possession of first place atop the OEC standings.

That victory made it three straight wins over the Hornets for Cypress College head coach Margaret Mohr's Chargers dating back to last seasons victory at Fullerton in the playoffs.

Sloan Turner pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds, and Melissa Jensen scored a game-high 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting from the floor to help lead Cypress to one of its most important victories of the season. Turner also had a game-high four blocks. Samantha Soria and Chelsea Walton added seven points apiece. Doreen Lopez finished with six poits, and Donna Da'anoi chipped in five points and had a pair of steals.

After leading 29-21 heading into halftime, Cypress held off a second-half surge by the Hornets to hold on for the 54-52 victory. A big part of that was because of the Charger press that held Fullerton to 31.3 percent shooting by only allowing the Hornets to hit 20 of 64 shot attempts from the floor.

Cypress will take advantage of its bye this upcoming Wednesday to regroup for a late season playoff push, and a chance at reaching the CCCAA State Championship Final Four Tournament for a second straight season.

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