By Kiara Paul |Asst. Sports Editor|
Coyote women’s basketball continued their streak with yet another win, beating Cal State University San Marcos Cougars 70-53.
The Coyotes took on the Cougars Feb. 20 and brought their A-game to the court.
The first quarter started with a 3-pointer by Brianna Harden, then a layup only minutes later. Harden played a great game with 14 points in total.
Chelsea Barnes followed up behind with two jump shots, bringing the score to 9-1.
Cougar Jasmine Matar fouled Coyote Adriana Brodie, allowing Brodie two free throw attempts.
Brodie completed both, adding two more points to the scoreboard.
Coyotes kept the lead the entire quarter and finished it up by eight points.
The Coyotes continued to stay on fire in the next two quarters. They made four layups and four 3-pointers, all in the 10 minute quarter.
The last 3-pointer was shot by Sophie Bhasin, with Chelsea Austin’s assistance. They wrapped up the second quarter ahead by 19 points.
The third quarter began with the Coyotes up 42-23 and they kept the lead until the end of the quarter.
Coyotes started the final quarter 56-36, but quickly added two more points to the scoreboard with a layup by Barnes.
Harden was back at the hoop minutes later with another layup, putting the Cougars behind by 18 points.
The Cougars’ Savannah Camp made a 3-pointer, but at no point were the Cougars close to surpassing the Coyotes.
In the lead, the Coyotes’ LeeLee Owens headed down the court and completed a layup in the paint.
With only a minute left, Owens made the last point of the game with a free throw.
The Coyotes beat the Cougars by 17 points, the final score 70-53.