Basketball players Andrina and Marissa Rendon are not only sisters but they bring a sisterly bond to the Cerritos College women’s basketball team.
Head Coach Karen Welliver commented on what the sisters bring to the team dynamic.
“They’re both good teammates and a lot of our success is because they put the team first.”
Andrina, the eldest and Marissa played basketball as young as three and four years old.
Both sisters graduated from St. Paul High School.
At St. Paul, Andrina was named First Team All-CIF as a senior and helped her team win the Del Rey League championships and was named her team’s Most Valuable Player.
During the 2010-2011 season, Andrina led Cerritos College with 58 three-pointers and converted 35 percent from a three-point range. She also led the Falcons in free throw percentage, shooting 76-99 last season.
She played in 29 games during that season, starting in 27 of them.
As a freshman forward last season, she was named first in the All South Coast Conference.
Freshman guard Marissa was named the Area Player of the Year as a senior last year at St. Paul, after averaging 17 points, 10 assists and five rebounds.
She was also named First Team All-CIF and was a First Team All-Del Rey League selection.
This season, she has helped contribute to the Falcons’ success, assisting them in winning most of their games with a record of 18-4.
Marissa spoke about the pre-game ritual that the sisters go through, saying,“Before every game my sister and I shoot around for a couple of hours, finding the chemistry.”
Coach Welliver talked about how unique it is to have two players that are sisters.
“They’re both excellent players but they both understand that in order to win it takes a team effort.
“I love doing what I’m good at as well as getting along with my team,” she said.
Andrina and Marissa have helped their team to numerous wins this season.
The sisters both agreed that they want to win the state conference championship and take state title.