BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Allan Hancock College women's basketball program dropped a heartbreaker in its first road test of the season in a 59-58 decision at Bakersfield on Friday evening.
The game started out as a back-and-forth battle in the Gil Bishop Sports Center with the Bulldogs maintaining a slim three-point lead at the intermission. Bakersfield regained the lead in the third frame and was able to maintain the advantage for the remainder of play. Hancock nearly sent the game into overtime after securing a steal in the final seconds of play but was unable to notch the three points needed to knot the score.
Jayci Bayne poured in 20 points to lead all scorers on the night after going 7-for-12 from the field and a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe. Aryana Gonzales added 15 points while Alijah Paquet rounded out the double figure finishers with 14 points. As a team, Hancock shot 41.8 percent from the field but lost the battle of the boards, 48-33.
The Bulldogs are scheduled to return to play on, Friday, March 19, with a home contest versus College of the Sequoias. Tip-off is set for 3 PM inside the Joe White Memorial Gymnasium. Spectators will not be permitted at the event, but fans can watch the contest online by clicking here.