The Skyline College women’s basketball team is channeling its inner “Hoosiers.” Despite playing just six players Wednesday against No. 7-ranked Chabot, the Lady Trojans overcame a late 8-point deficit on their home court to earn a 56-52 victory.
“And that’s kind of how we’ve been rolling,” Skyline head coach Chris Watters said of the abbreviated roster.
Fatigue doesn’t seem to be an issue. This marks the fourth win in a row for Skyline, including consecutive wins over Coast Conference North powerhouses, including last Friday’s triumph over City College of San Francisco.
“Anytime you can beat two perennial powers … you go back-to-back on them, you’ll take it,” Watters said.
Skyline (3-0 Coast North, 14-7 overall) trailed 48-40 with six minutes remaining but closed out the night on a 16-4 run. Olga Faasolo scored back-to-back layups by driving the baseline down the stretch. She went on to score a team-high 18 points.
Jalene Parangan added 17 points, while center Nicole Brunicardi grabbed 15 rebounds. Watters credited his defense for working tirelessly down the stretch, running shooters off the 3-point line and forcing them to drive, which ran off a lot of the clock, Watters said.
“I think they showed some high basketball IQ on the defensive end,” Watters said.
Chabot (0-2, 14-6) has now lost two straight.