Moorpark’s 3-point shooting sinks SBCC

Moorpark used hot shooting from the 3-point line and a 17-4 run to end the first half to beat SBCC 76-68 on Saturday night in a women’s basketball game at the Sports Pavilion.

The Raiders (14-7, 5-2 WSC North) hit 10-of-14 from long range, including 7-11 in the opening half when they scored the final 11 points in the last 1:41 to take a 46-35 lead.

SBCC (17-8, 4-3) led 10-4 and 19-12 in the first nine minutes before the visitors got hot.

Sidney Dobner scored 15 of her 23 points in the second half for Moorpark while Ashley Samson hit six triples on her way to 20 points.

“We executed our game plan for the first 12 minutes and after that, our players decided to do it their own way and let them go on a 17-4 run,” said coach Sandrine Krul. “We have a lot of soul searching to do.”

Brooke Amenta tallied 22 points on 8-13 shooting in her first game back from injury for the Vaqueros (17-8, 4-3). Brooke Berry had 11 points, eight rebounds and seven steals while Janelle Wong contributed nine points and five boards.

Imelda Bealer had eight points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Vaqueros, who pulled within six points (52-46) on a short jumper by Berry and two free throws by Amenta with 13:43 to play.

The Raiders regained control with a 15-6 burst that included a trio of 3-pointers.

SBCC has a bye on Wednesday, then travels to L.A. Pierce on Saturday.