Women’s Basketball team end season with 3 game winning streak

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Sophomore Bianca Garcia #5 getting ready to pass the ball.

Adam Calleja, Staff Writer

The Rio Hondo College women’s basketball team have won their last three Foothill Conference games, most recently at home on Feb. 20 against San Bernardino Valley 86-79. As they near the end of a hard fought season, the team currently sits on an overall record of 14-13. 

The women’s basketball team started its three game winning streak against College of the Desert at Palm Desert on Feb. 10 in a close game that ended 66-63. Sophomore Danna Robles helped lead a come back scoring a total of 21 points, 15 of which were in the second half. The Lady Roadrunners then went on to comfortably beat Victor Valley on Feb. 17 away from home a whopping 67-35 with everyone on the team getting in on the action. These back to back wins proved to be crucial victories for the Lady Roadrunners whose season is closing in. 

Rio Hondo women’s basketball team finished the season strong with three consecutive wins, which was exactly what they needed to do in order to put themselves in a play off position. The Lady Roadrunners had to hope for some wins and losses from specific teams in order to secure their spot, but fortunately their hard work and dedication was rewarded. They did exactly what they had to do in order to keep their play off hopes alive.

When asked how this current team compares to Johnson’s teams of the past he states, “This is probably one of the most talented teams that I’ve had in the seven years that I’ve been here”. The Lady Roadrunners like to be identified as a defensive-oriented team. Coach Johnson goes on to make the claim “We probably play the best defense in the conference”.

The coaching staff is already preparing for the next season and is currently “Looking at local high schools for the best players in the area, we actually got a pretty good lock on some kids that are just as talented and if not more talented than some of the players on our current roster”. Hoping that those recruitment locks stay on the correct path, the future looks promising for women’s basketball at Rio Hondo College.

Rio Hondo will face Pasadena City for the Southern California Regionals-Round 1 on Feb. 24.