Softball continues streak in the face of bad weather, women’s basketball splits their week

Mountie Weekly Recap February 11-17

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As basketball season continues their final stretch before the playoffs, softball and baseball have been heating up as the weather has cooled down. Despite having several of their games cancelled or postponed so far this season, the Mounties have been taking advantage of the games they have been able to play, with the softball team now riding a seven-game winning streak heading into their game against Long Beach on Tuesday, February 19. Continue reading below to catch up on everything that happened this week in Mt. SAC sports.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

The Mounties split their games this week, starting on Wednesday in a 76-50 win over Chaffey. Tiana Douglas scored 21 points with 12 rebounds. Jade Hughes scored 16 points with six steals. The team was able to dominate the Panthers despite making a single three throughout the game.

They followed up with a devastating 60-58 loss to East Los Angeles on Friday. Hughes stole the ball late in the game but missed the game-tying jump shot with two seconds left. Natalia Shpegel was the leading scorer with 14 points. Hughes had nine points with 10 rebounds. Aujanae Mayes had 11 points with seven assists.

The team falls to 19-8 and will face Pasadena City on Wednesday, February 20 to open the final week of the regular season.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

It was a rough week for the men as they dropped both of their games. Chaffey came out victorious on Wednesday 83-69. Cyree Dunnell continued to dominate with 27 points. Daniel DeJoya stuffed the stat sheet with 11 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.

They then lost to East Los Angeles on Friday 87-61. Dunnell continued to get buckets as he poured in another 30 points. Israel Mansker scored 13 points with seven rebounds. The Mounties just struggled to score, shooting only 33% from the field.

The Mounties fall to 11-14 and will look to finish their season strong, starting with their game at Pasadena City on Wednesday, February 20.

SOFTBALL

The Mounties had a stellar week, starting with a thrilling 2-1 win over El Camino on Tuesday. The game was scoreless until the sixth inning when El Camino took a 1-0 lead.

Vicky Gutierrez tied the game with a sac fly in the bottom of the sixth. Ally Longtree walked it off with an RBI single in the seventh inning. Briana Wheeler threw another complete game, coming off her no-hitter and moved to 3-0. She gave up only one run on two hits and two walks, striking out five in the process.

Their games on Wednesday and Thursday were cancelled due to rain, but they came back and swept the doubleheader on Saturday, starting with a 5-4 win against Cypress College.

Gabby Estrada had a two-run single to extend the lead to 3-0 in the fourth inning. Cypress would tie it up in the sixth before the Mounties came up with two big runs to secure the win. Wheeler was able to collect yet another win, going six innings giving up only one earned run on seven hits, one walk, and 10 strikeouts. Zoe Brewer made it interesting in the seventh, but was still able to close it out for the save.

The team shut out Palomar in the second game, 6-0. Longtree had a couple of RBI singles to lead the offense. Alexis Silvas threw the complete game shutout, giving up only four hits and one walk, while striking out one.

They finished off the stellar week on Sunday with a 6-1 win over Riverside. They will look to extend their winning streak to eight on Tuesday, February 19 at Long Beach.

BASEBALL

The baseball team won on Tuesday against Fullerton 6-3. Omar Veloz and Tyus Santa Anna each drove in two runs and Christian Longoria picked up the win as he gave up one run on four hits, one walk, and struck out six in seven innings pitched.

They were able to split the double-header Friday against Orange Coast. The first game was a tough one for Jacob Kampen. He allowed seven earned runs, on nine hits, and one walk in 4.1 innings.

They bounced back in the second game, winning 4-2 in seven innings. Dylan Zavala had an RBI single that ended up being the difference. Wyatt Regis won this game, going five innings as he gave up only one earned run on seven hits and a walk, and striking out three. Steven Ordorica had a six-out save, giving up zero hits and only one walk.

The Mounties will head into next week with a 6-6 record and will host Sacramento City College for a three-game series from February 21-23.