SANTA ANA, Calif. – Five members of the Dons women's basketball team were honored before they played in their last home game at Santa Ana College on Thursday night.
Santa Ana attempted to snap a two game losing streak as they hosted the Riverside Tigers (13-10, 9-3) in an Orange Empire Conference contest.
The Dons came out with a ton of energy and held their own to finish the first quarter tied at 10-10. Sally Morris got the start and provided a spark, hitting her first two long balls while Lexi Ross added four in the quarter.
In the second, Morris continued to put the ball in the basket with six more points to help the Dons keep things close. Santa Ana battled to stay within three until the Tigers went on a 7-0 run to push the lead to 31-23 at the half.
Riverside kept the momentum in the third quarter, taking advantage of the Santa Ana scoring drought to pull away in the second half.
The game ended with the Dons down 70-47, dropping them to a record of 6-19, 2-10 while Riverside maintained its spot at third place in the OEC standing with a record of 13-10, 9-3.
BY THE NUMBERS
Although the Dons got a big night from Sally Morris, who finished with 12 points (3-5 3PM-A), they struggled to score in this one. As a team, they shot 28.8 percent overall, 17.4 percent from three and 47.4 from the free throw line.
The Santa Ana women's basketball team will play its last two games of the season on the road, starting with Irvine Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 20th at 6:00 p.m. and then Saddleback on Friday, Feb. 22nd at 7:00 p.m.