Falcons women’s basketball’s time in the Southern California Regional playoffs ends abruptly in round two, after a 86-56 loss to Moorpark College on March 2.
The team had made it to the second round of the playoffs over the past two seasons.
Moorpark College is the No. 1 ranked team in the state and has only lost one game all season, the team’s record is 29-1.
However, Cerritos College’s team concludes its season with an overall record of 21 wins, to 11 losses and was seeded No. 16 for the postseason.
The team was out rebounded 51-33 by Moorpark College. 6-foot-2 opponent Barbara Rangel, No. 2 almost single handedly out rebounded the Falcons, as she pulled down 20 boards in the game, to go along with 19 points to complete the double-double.
As for the Falcons, the offense had an off night, as the team shot just shy of 30 percent from the field. Also, no Falcon scored more than 16 points.
The Rendon twins, sophomore’s No. 24 Serena and No. 20 Jesenia were the only Cerritos College players to hit double digits in points, in what would be the tandem’s final game as Falcons.
Serena had 16 points, while Jesenia added 14 as well.
Ten of Serena’s 16 points came within the final 10 minutes of the game, she went 5-7 from the field during that span.
The Falcons beat No. 17 seeded Citrus College to advance to the second round. It was a 72-61 victory for the team.
Jesenia tallied 27 points and flirted with a triple-double, adding six rebounds and six assists.
Serena dropped in 15 points, four rebounds and three assists. Sophomore No. 21 Lynette Garcia chipped in as well with a near double-double, tallying nine points and seven rebounds.
The team shot 42 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the free throw line.
It will be a much different look and style of play for this team next season after relying heavily on the Rendon twins for the past two seasons.
Additionally, the team will be losing four other sophomores that were key to the team’s successes.
Although, the Falcons will have seven returning active freshman and two that were previously redshirts. Not to mention the incoming recruits.
Head coach Trisha Kozlowski will have to make a lot of adjustments to ensure that the team continues punching its ticket to the postseason with the 2018-19 squad coming up.