Women’s basketball

John Kitano

The Cerritos women’s basketball team ran its record to 23-4 with wins over L.A. Harbor and Compton last week.

The Falcons remain in second place behind L.A. Southwest in the South Coast Conference Southern Division with a 5-1 record.

After a 65-58 loss to the Cougars Jan. 24, Cerritos has now beaten its last three opponents by 22 or more points each.

Coach Karen Welliver now has a record of 398-190 in her 19th season as the Falcons’ coach.

The Falcons face El Camino Wednesday at the Aviary, and travel to Southwest for the rematch. Both games start at 5:30 p.m.

Cerritos vs. Harbor

Cerritos guard Tori Stewart said, “We won, but it wasn’t pretty. We didn’t play very well.”

But it still counts as a win.

The Falcons took advantage of their team depth and pulled away from L.A. Harbor for a 74-52 win Wednesday at the Aviary.

Cerritos ran out to a 15-4 lead at the start of the game and led 39-21 at halftime.

The closest Harbor (4-19, 0-5 in SCC South), using only six players, got to the Falcons in the second half was nine points with 10:56 remaining, when Tiffany McCollum (21 points) sank a three-point basket.

Cerritos outscored the Seahawks 21-8 the rest of the way.

Camille Singleton, who led the Falcons with 16 points, said, “All we have to do is just step up and play hard like we know we can, and we won’t have to worry about any more losses during conference.”

Monet Andrews added 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Eterei Wong scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Stewart, who led the Falcons with seven assists, said, “We didn’t play to our coach’s expectations and our own expectations.

Cerritos vs. Compton

The Falcons scored 39 points in the second half to bury Compton College, 70-47 Friday at the Aviary.

Cerritos outscored the Tartars 18-7 in the first eight minutes of the second half, and then added three unanswered baskets to lead 55-31 with 10:20 remaining.

Andrews led Cerritos with 16 points, and Singleton added 12.

Monique Harian scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Nicole Bryant also had seven rebounds.

Welliver said that she was pleased with the team’s play. “I thought it was the best we played in a little while.

“I thought our effort was good, and I thought we saw some things offensively that we’ve been working on, so I was real pleased.

“Monique Harian just did a heck of a job on their big kid. I thought she had a really good game.

“Nicole (Bryant) took a great charge down there. But I thought we did some nice things, both offensively and defensively.

“We would have put her back in if it was close. But we didn’t have to, so we didn’t, just for caution.

“She’s fine. She’s a tough kid.” By John Kitano

Sports Editor

The Cerritos women’s basketball team ran its record to 23-4 with wins over L.A. Harbor and Compton last week.

The Falcons remain in second place behind L.A. Southwest in the South Coast Conference Southern Division with a 5-1 record.

After a 65-58 loss to the Cougars Jan. 24, Cerritos has now beaten its last three opponents by 22 or more points each.

Coach Karen Welliver now has a record of 398-190 in her 19th season as the Falcons’ coach.

The Falcons face El Camino Wednesday at the Aviary, and travel to Southwest for the rematch. Both games start at 5:30 p.m.

Cerritos vs. Harbor

Cerritos guard Tori Stewart said, “We won, but it wasn’t pretty. We didn’t play very well.”

But it still counts as a win.

The Falcons took advantage of their team depth and pulled away from L.A. Harbor for a 74-52 win Wednesday at the Aviary.

Cerritos ran out to a 15-4 lead at the start of the game and led 39-21 at halftime.

The closest Harbor (4-19, 0-5 in SCC South), using only six players, got to the Falcons in the second half was nine points with 10:56 remaining, when Tiffany McCollum (21 points) sank a three-point basket.

Cerritos outscored the Seahawks 21-8 the rest of the way.

Camille Singleton, who led the Falcons with 16 points, said, “All we have to do is just step up and play hard like we know we can, and we won’t have to worry about any more losses during conference.”

Monet Andrews added 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Eterei Wong scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Stewart, who led the Falcons with seven assists, said, “We didn’t play to our coach’s expectations and our own expectations.

Cerritos vs. Compton

The Falcons scored 39 points in the second half to bury Compton College, 70-47 Friday at the Aviary.

Cerritos outscored the Tartars 18-7 in the first eight minutes of the second half, and then added three unanswered baskets to lead 55-31 with 10:20 remaining.

Andrews led Cerritos with 16 points, and Singleton added 12.

Monique Harian scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Nicole Bryant also had seven rebounds.

Welliver said that she was pleased with the team’s play. “I thought it was the best we played in a little while.

“I thought our effort was good, and I thought we saw some things offensively that we’ve been working on, so I was real pleased.

“Monique Harian just did a heck of a job on their big kid. I thought she had a really good game.

“Nicole (Bryant) took a great charge down there. But I thought we did some nice things, both offensively and defensively.

“We would have put her back in if it was close. But we didn’t have to, so we didn’t, just for caution.

“She’s fine. She’s a tough kid.” By John Kitano

Sports Editor

The Cerritos women’s basketball team ran its record to 23-4 with wins over L.A. Harbor and Compton last week.

The Falcons remain in second place behind L.A. Southwest in the South Coast Conference Southern Division with a 5-1 record.

After a 65-58 loss to the Cougars Jan. 24, Cerritos has now beaten its last three opponents by 22 or more points each.

Coach Karen Welliver now has a record of 398-190 in her 19th season as the Falcons’ coach.

The Falcons face El Camino Wednesday at the Aviary, and travel to Southwest for the rematch. Both games start at 5:30 p.m.

Cerritos vs. Harbor

Cerritos guard Tori Stewart said, “We won, but it wasn’t pretty. We didn’t play very well.”

But it still counts as a win.

The Falcons took advantage of their team depth and pulled away from L.A. Harbor for a 74-52 win Wednesday at the Aviary.

Cerritos ran out to a 15-4 lead at the start of the game and led 39-21 at halftime.

The closest Harbor (4-19, 0-5 in SCC South), using only six players, got to the Falcons in the second half was nine points with 10:56 remaining, when Tiffany McCollum (21 points) sank a three-point basket.

Cerritos outscored the Seahawks 21-8 the rest of the way.

Camille Singleton, who led the Falcons with 16 points, said, “All we have to do is just step up and play hard like we know we can, and we won’t have to worry about any more losses during conference.”

Monet Andrews added 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Eterei Wong scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Stewart, who led the Falcons with seven assists, said, “We didn’t play to our coach’s expectations and our own expectations.

Cerritos vs. Compton

The Falcons scored 39 points in the second half to bury Compton College, 70-47 Friday at the Aviary.

Cerritos outscored the Tartars 18-7 in the first eight minutes of the second half, and then added three unanswered baskets to lead 55-31 with 10:20 remaining.

Andrews led Cerritos with 16 points, and Singleton added 12.

Monique Harian scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Nicole Bryant also had seven rebounds.

Welliver said that she was pleased with the team’s play. “I thought it was the best we played in a little while.

“I thought our effort was good, and I thought we saw some things offensively that we’ve been working on, so I was real pleased.

“Monique Harian just did a heck of a job on their big kid. I thought she had a really good game.

“Nicole (Bryant) took a great charge down there. But I thought we did some nice things, both offensively and defensively.

“We would have put her back in if it was close. But we didn’t have to, so we didn’t, just for caution.

“She’s fine. She’s a tough kid.”