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Pirates outnumber Riverside

BASKETBALL: All 12 players score for OCC, which rolls to stay atop Orange Empire Conference standings.

January 29, 2008

COSTA MESA — All 12 Orange Coast College players scored to help the Pirates earn an 86-68 Orange Empire Conference women’s basketball victory over visiting Riverside Monday.

OCC sophomore Courtney Ford scored a game-high 23 points to lead four Pirates in double figures, including freshman Niki Wakamiya, who made her only field-goal attempt and all eight of her foul shots to finish with 10 points.

Sophomore Brittany Taylor was five of six from the field and two for two from the free-throw line to produce her 12 points, while sophomore Katie Kissee netted a pair of three-pointers on her way to 11 points for the winners.

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Orange Coast, ranked No. 5 in the state and No. 3 in Southern California, improved to 21-3, 5-1 in conference.

Fordhad a game-high 14 rebounds and added four assists and a steal to help the Pirates maintain their hold on the conference lead.

Sophomore Lee Wang and freshman Casey Gomez had seven points apiece in a game that featured 53 fouls, 30 by the Tigers (9-14, 2-4).

Orange Empire Conference

Orange Coast 86, Riverside 68

RCC – Vasquez 21, Ooten 12, Ross 9, Waldrop 6, Taylor 5, Arevalo 4, Smithson 4, Funches 3, Hall 2, Moreno 2.

3-pt. goals – Ross 1.

Fouled out – Arevalo, Hall.

Technicals – None.

OCC – Ibbotson 5, Taylor 12, Ford 23, Kissee 11, Maulit 1, Wakiyama 10, Wange 7, Gomez 7, Barney 4, Shires 2, Schmidt 2, Cargill 2.

3-pt. goals – Kissee 2, Ford 2, Gomez 1.

Fouled out – None.

Technicals – None.

Halftime – OCC, 49-21.


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