For the third time in the last seven seasons, the Cerritos College women's basketball team saw their season come to an end at the hands of Irvine Valley College. The Falcons (20-9), seeded #18 for the Southern California Regional Playoffs, suffered a 91-42 loss to the #2-seeded Lasers in the second round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs.
The game started with Cerritos going just 1-for-6 from the field and committed seven turnovers. That was enough for Irvine Valley to jump out to an 18-2 lead and never look back. The Falcons struggled with their shot, as they converted just 30% of their field goals, while their 25 turnovers were converted to 30 Laser points.
The Falcons weren't able to slow down the Irvine Valley starters, who accounted for 66 points, with three players pulling down double-digit rebounds.
Freshman Cynthia Estrada (John Glenn HS) led Cerritos with 12 points off the bench, which included a pair of three-pointers. Their leading scorer, Ilani Avila (Downey HS), was limited to just five points and got off only nine shots on the night. Avila did lead the team with eight rebounds, with freshman Brianna Flores (Norwalk HS) posting eight points and four rebounds. The duo of freshmen Izabella Apodaca (La Serna HS) and Dominique Harrison (John Glenn HS) each added six points, while sophomore Therese Zekajj (Legacy HS) pulled down seven caroms.
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February 27, 2022 W. Basketball: Ilani Avila named division Tri-Player of the Year
February 27, 2022 W. Basketball: Cerritos seeded #18 for SoCal Regional Playoffs
February 18, 2022 W. Basketball: Win keeps Cerritos in tie for first place
February 16, 2022 W. Basketball: Falcons rebound for 66-48 win over El Camino
February 11, 2022 W. Basketball: Cerritos still sitting in first place despite loss
February 2, 2022 W. Basketball: Cerritos posts 30-point win over Compton
January 28, 2022 W. Basketball: Second-half offense propels Falcons to win
January 26, 2022 W. Basketball: Late scoring lifts Falcons to win over LB City
January 21, 2022 W. Basketball: Cerritos returns home to post 66-54 win
January 7, 2022 W. Basketball: Falcons win in first game back since December 19
December 19, 2021 W. Basketball: Team splits two games at tournament
December 10, 2021 W. Basketball: Last-second shot misses and Falcons suffer one-point loss
December 3, 2021 W. Basketball: Late lead slips away and so does victory
November 23, 2021 W. Basketball: Cerritos posts 71-44 win in hope opener
November 19, 2021 W. Basketball: Izabella Apodaca hits game-winning three-pointer
November 17, 2021 W. Basketball: Falcons post 34-point win
November 13, 2021 W. Basketball: Cerritos advances to finals of tournament
November 6, 2021 W. Basketball: Team opens season with split