Trying to finish their season on the right foot, the Lady Roadrunners tried their best to snap a 15-game losing streak against the best team in the South Coast Conference, Mt. San Antonio College.
The team gave everything they could to give the sophomore players on the team a win on Sophomore Night, recognizing Racquel Romero, Aliyah Montiel, Marisa DeLeon, and Joselyn Santillan in their final home game of the season.
Things started well in the first quarter for the Lady Roadrunners, Montiel providing most of the offense in the game with six points in the quarter while trailing 22-14 at the end of one.
The second quarter of the game for Rio was one they wish they could have back, as the entire team could not find their shot, shooting 3 of 12 altogether as they were outscored 21-8, leading to a halftime deficit of 43-22.
By the beginning of the third quarter, the Lady Roadrunners did not have any rhythm to their offense, thanks in part by seven turnovers and the inability to convert their shots. At one point Rio trailed by 35 points, but managed to slightly close in by scoring nine points in the final quarter, 65-31.
It was the fourth quarter where the Lady Roadrunners began to make noise with both Montiel and DeLeon scoring 15 of the 20 fourth quarter points, but it was too little too late as the Mounties took the win in a blowout.
Not much could be said about the team’s overall performanc,e with Montiel and DeLeon responsible for more than half of the team’s points, totaling 32 of their 51 points.
Rio’s bench only contributed two points while the Mounties had 36 points, they were beat on the boards by a margin of 55-34 and 25 Roadrunner turnovers led to 28 points on the other end.
The Lady Roadrunners now drop to an overall record of 4-21 and a conference record of 0-8. The team will try to correct everything that went wrong in this game for their next match against Pasadena City College this February 15.