Jones’s Career Day Helps Rams Get the Win

Story By: Omari Bell, Social Media Editor

Fresno City College women’s basketball dominated the floor in the first quarter of the game Feb. 3 at home against Taft College. So much so that the Rams scored 16 of their 22 points driving to the basket and at the charity stripe by the end of the first.

Time and time again, Randazia Jones and Mikayla Mabie drove to the basket, finishing at will. At the end of the quarter, the Cougars trailed by 11, and it was apparent that they had no answer for the Rams on defense and offense.

Thanks to a few Deja Derrell layups, Taft was able to stay afloat in the first quarter. Once the second quarter began, the Cougars appeared to come out with confidence.

Eventually Taft started finding easy baskets. Slowly but surely, they managed to draw fouls, which got them easy points from the charity stripe. Seven minutes into the quarter, the Cougars inside presence began to diminish, giving the Rams the advantage and control of the game.

From start to finish, Jones was on her game defensively. The freshman guard led all scorers with a career-high 18 points – at times she was unstoppable. She opened the contest with six points in the first quarter, making quick work in the Rams’ full-court press.

By game’s end, Jones was near perfect from the both the field and the charity stripe; she went 6-9 from the field and a near perfect six of seven at the line.

Before the break, the Rams continued to get the best of the Cougars offense along with their defense, giving them a 53-18 advantage to end the first half.

At half time, sophomores Bobbie Henry, Isabella Naranjo, Mikayla Mabie, Jazmine Taylor, Julia Cuellar, Madissen Harp, and Desire Vazquez honored their instructors Carole Sullivan, Diana Decker, Shana Munoz, Teresa Patterson, Colby Linder, Michelle Patton, and Travis McDonald for the 2018 Ram Teacher Appreciation Game.

But with less than nine minutes to go, the Rams’ Hannah Fong knocked down two shots from behind the arc. Once again, before the three minute mark, the Rams were enjoying themselves with unselfish passing and great ball movement, searching for the best shots to take.

The Rams finished the game beating Taft College 99 to 35.

Although the Cougars lost the game, they were able to finish with a better field goal and 3-point percentage, leading the Rams by four percent in both.

This win marks the Rams’ second game in a row after tough loss against Merced.

The Rams will be travelling to Porterville on Feb. 7 to take on the Pirates, hoping to come away with another big win.