The College of the Canyons women's basketball team has been overcoming a slow start all season.
But on Saturday, the Cougars couldn't get past an early double-digit deficit and fell 68-66 to Los Angeles Trade Tech College in the first round of the Southern California Regionals for the California Community College Athletic Association.
After two halves and two overtime periods, Valencia and Laguna Hills had run out of ways to find separation.
It's hard to knock off the No. 1 seed, especially when it's banking in 3-point shots and forcing turnovers.
The surgical scars that crisscross both knees tell a story, but not nearly as well as Kelli Lewis does.
It's been apparent throughout Golden State Athletic Conference play for The Master's College.
The Valencia girls soccer team was carrying plenty of momentum heading into Friday's matchup with Walnut in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
After Golden Valley's Taylor Statham hit the biggest pair of back-to-back 3-pointers in his career, teammate Trevor Wiseman's one-handed fastbreak dunk was the perfect exclamation point in a 74-66 Grizzlies' win over Bonita in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIIA playoffs on Friday at Golden Valley.
Last season, the Canyon girls basketball team was forced to forfeit several losses that cost the Cowboys a trip to the playoffs.
COMPTON - For various reasons, West Ranch has had to overcome tough obstacles for most of the season.
But this time, Compton's length and second-chance points were too much for West Ranch in a 75-48 loss in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Wednesday at Compton High.
The bid for The Master's College women's basketball team to improve on last year's sixth-place finish in the Golden State Athletic Conference took a big step forward with a 76-54 win over Westmont College on Saturday at Bross Gym.
It's not a big mystery where a lot of children's dietary problems start, according to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a nationally renowned figure on health and dieting.
Canyon boys basketball got the win it needed, but not the results it hoped for in a 68-60 win over West Ranch on the road Thursday.
The Cowboys were hoping that both Golden Valley and Valencia would lose Thursday, which would have given Canyon a shot at a three-way Foothill League championship.
The senior classes for West Ranch and Canyon have seen their share of turmoil.
An up-and-down season just took another dip for the College of the Canyons men's basketball team, as it fell below .500 in Western State Conference play with an 80-73 loss to Los Angeles Valley College on Wednesday.
Nothing was going to stand in the way of Valencia's Foothill League championship hopes on Tuesday.