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The Yavapai College women’s basketball team returned home on Wednesday night to face the Central Arizona College Vaqueras and eventually fell with a final score of 55-45 in favor of Central Arizona. On the season, the Roughriders are now 7-13 overall and 4-10 within the conference.
Tied at 8-8 in the first quarter, freshman forward Kishyah Anderson knocked down a three-ball to give Yavapai an 11-8 lead at the end of the period.
In the second quarter, the Vaqueras built a 25-16 lead with just five minutes left to play in the half. The Roughriders, however, refused to quit and hit the next three baskets: an Anderson three, jumper from freshman guard Hollie Dalton and another three from fellow freshman guard Saydee Allred.
The 8-0 run by YC brought the halftime score to just 25-24 in favor of Central Arizona.
In the third quarter, the Roughriders found themselves in a hole once more as they trailed 40-32 with a minute and a half to go. That’s when Allred knocked down another shot from downtown followed by a three-pointer from freshman guard Wynter Huskie to trim the deficit at the end of the period to just 40-38.
Unfortunately for the Roughriders, they were outscored 15-7 in the fourth quarter and eventually fell by the aforementioned final of 55-45.
Anderson notched 21 points on the night while Allred joined her in double digits with 10.
The Roughriders are back in action on Saturday, February 4, at home against the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Coyotes with game time set for 4 p.m.
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