COSTA MESA — Single-minded focus can be an outside shooter's greatest asset. But in addition to taking aim at the rim Friday night, Orange Coast College sophomore Amanda Deal also had some rivals squarely in her sights.
Deal made her first two three-point attempts to help the Pirates seize an 8-0 lead, and went on to net six of 11 from three-point range and score a game-high 22 points to pace a 62-54 Orange Empire Conference women's basketball win over visiting Irvine Valley.
Deal, who entered the game leading all Orange Empire players in three-point field goals, widened that margin by outgunning her two closest long-range competitors, both of whom play for the Lasers.
Deal came in with 56 three-pointers in 150 attempts (37.3%). By connecting on three of her first four attempts from beyond the arc in each half Friday, she is now 62 for 161 from threedom (38.5%).