COD (1-4) grabbed their first win of 2019, by splitting a back-to-back at the Chick fil-A Classic at Pasadena City College, knocking off the Imperial Valley Arabs (0-1), 57-48.
The Roadrunners would open the Chick fil-A Classic, taking on a former intra-Divisional Conference rival from the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC), Imperial Valley. The game would be tied at 10-10 at the end of the first quarter and then Desert would snag a four point lead right before halftime, 27-23. The Roadrunners would pull away late, winning their first game of the season. 57-48.
Freshman starting center Anastasia Reagins (Palm Springs H.S.) would lead all scorers with a season high 28 points, on 12 of 16 shooting, and her third double-double of the season with 17 total rebounds, along with three blocked shots.
Sophomore starting guard Marisa Givens (Palm Desert H.S.) made a huge contribution, adding 13 points on 5 of 11 shooting, and collecting her first double-double of the season with 11 boards, along with leading the team in steals with four. Freshman starting guard Geraldine Padua (Indio Shadow Hills) would add six points on 2 of 11 shooting and lead the team in assists with six in the win.
On day two, the Roadrunners would face another former PCAC-South foe, the San Diego City Knights (2-4) and Desert would keep the game close, as the Knights held a narrow lead at the break 37-33. But a big third and fourth quarter for San Diego City proved to be the difference, as the Roadrunners fell, 76-52.
Reagins, once again, had a huge game, leading her to be named to the All-Tournament team. Leading all scorers with 24 points on 11 of 18 shooting, and her fourth double-double of the season with 16 boards, along with another three blocked shots.
Freshman starting guard Miranda Kelly (La Quinta H.S) led the team with three assists and Givens led the team with four steals.
Freshman guard Annabelle Amador (Indio Shadow Hills) led all bench scorers to add seven points, going 3 for 4 from the free throw line.
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