Women’s Basketball Poised for Playoffs

EDDIE ALVAREZ
El Vaquero Staff Writer

The winter has been kind to the women’s basketball team. Despite having only seven active players on the roster, the women have dominated in their last few games.

With their 65-55 win against Citrus College on Wednesday, the Vaqueros improved their overall record to 18-11 and 7-3 in the WSC South.
With a big 64-58 win against the top-ranked Valley College Monarchs on Feb. 8, GCC is on a roll.

The season has been spotlighted by great post play from Nabossa Basse, who had 17 points against the Monarchs.

Basse was also named the WSC player of the week for her great work against Valley.

So far the leader of the team has been guard Denisha McCoy. “Denisha has been the leader of this team since the first game,” says coach Dyan Miller.

“She never gives up which has really helped the team come together during conference play.”

Along with McCoy, scrappy play from Danielle Johnson has added a great spark to the Vaqueros in crucial situations.

Miller added that the team hopes to get a good seeding in the playoffs with it’s recent play, which she hopes will give her ladies a playoff home game.

The Vaqueros have two more games left during the regular season.
They will close out their home schedule, which is also sophomore night, Wednesday against the Oilers of West Los Angeles College, who they crushed in the first match scoring 100 points for the victory. Saturday will be the toughest match when they go to Santa Monica in what should be a great rematch between two powerful teams.

The Vaqueros took the win 66-61 from SMC in January.

The GCC men have not fared as well as the women. The men are currently 11-18 overall and 3-7 in the WSC South.

With a tough 74-73 loss Thursday night against Citrus, the men need to win the rest of their games and get a help from other teams to get into the playoffs. The men will play West Los Angeles College on Thursday at 7 p.m.