COD Women’s Basketball looks ahead after loss to the Eagles, 118-54

COD Women’s Basketball looks ahead after loss to the Eagles, 118-54

COD (3-16; 0-2) had their hands full from the opening tip-off and the #7 team in the state, the Mt. San Jacinto Eagles (20-3; 2-1) gave the home team fits all night, as the Roadrunners fell, 118-54.

The Eagles would open the game on a 21-2 run, putting distance between themselves and the Roadrunners very quickly. A three-point shot by sophomore starting forward Lexie Jackson (La Quinta H.S.) right before halftime, kept Desert within 30 points at the break, 62-32.

Mt. San Jacinto would open up the second half much like the first half, on a 20-4 run and really hampered any comeback attempt by the Roadrunners.

Desert would hit six of their eight three-point shots in the first half and Jackson added two more blocks to her growing total, now at 43, tying her for 7th in the state in blocked shots.

Sophomore starting forward Jerrica Perez (Indio Shadow Hills) was the leading scorer for the home side, scoring 9 of her 17 points in the first half, on 7 of 16 shooting, all while leading the team in assists with six and was perfect from the free throw line, going 2 for 2.

Following closely behind, was Jackson, who scored 10 of her 16 points in the first half, on 6 of 12 shooting, and was 2 of 4 from beyond the arc on the night. She would lead the team in boards, with six and was perfect from the free throw line, going 2 for 2.

Freshman starting guard Mercades Young (Moreno Valley Vista Del Lago) scored all 7 of her points in the first half, going 3 for 12 from the field and dishing out four assists and freshman starting guard Shannon Beard (Cathedral City H.S.) led the team in total rebounds with seven on the evening.

Photo by Britney Vargas (COD Sports Information)
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