Skyline Women’s Basketball Beats Porterville to Open FCC Tournament

Skyline College improved their record to 6-0 with an opening round win over Porterville College in the Fresno City College Tournament.  Skyline fell behind early and battled their way back to a 35-27 halftime lead with the help of a 24-6 run to end the half.  Porterville chipped away at Skyline’s lead throughout the entire second half before finally regaining the lead at 62-61 with just one minute left.  Trailing by one, Skyline came up with a big defensive stop allowing Stephanie Allen to score the winning basket with 20 seconds left in the game for a 63-62 win.  Stephanie Allen led all scorers with 23 points, while Alyssa Dela Cruz added 13 points and Jazel Talauta chipped in 12.

Skyline Women’s Basketball Downs Las Positas 

Skyline College defeated Las Positas College on Saturday night to advance to the championship of the Fresno City College Tournament.  Skyline College and Las Positas battled back and forth in the first half until Monique Garret hit a buzzer-beater to put the Trojans up four at halftime.  They continued to push the tempo on offense and were able to limit Las Positas’s three-point shooting with tight defense.  Skyline College eventually stretched the lead and won by a final of 73-56.  The College had 4 players in double figure scoring including Stephanie Allen, 17 points, Jazel Talauta, 12 points and 7 assists, Tianna Mitchell, 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Monique Garret, 11 points.  Skyline will play Reedley College in the tournament championship.

Skyline Women’s Basketball Wins Fresno City College Tournament

Skyline College battled back from being down 15 points at halftime to defeat Reedley College for the championship of the Fresno City College Tournament.  The Trojans’ slow start offensively, coupled with Reedley’s efficient scoring attack, led to the halftime deficit.  Skyline College never gave up though, and slowly chipped away at Reedley’s lead.  The Trojans finally took their first lead of the game with about three minutes left.  The final three minutes were back and forth with Skyline College finally sealing the game after back to back lay-ups by Sahara Clay and Jazel Talauta.  Skyline improved their record to 8-0 with the win.  Jazel Talauta was named to the All-Tournament Team and Stephanie Allen was named Tournament MVP.