STOCKTON, Calif.- The Cosumnes River women's basketball team is off to a strong start to the 2013-14 campaign following their consolation championship victory at the Jocelyn Mancebo Classic at San Joaquin Delta College this past weekend. CRC, 2-1 entering play this week, wrapped up the weekend with a decisive 69-49 victory over Monterey Peninsula.
The Hawks capped off a quality weekend of play with a 69-49 win over the MPC Lobos in the consolation championship game. Sophomore forward Janie Myles stuffed the stat sheet in the finale with her second double-double of the tournament, scoring 22 points while grabbing 16 rebounds and dishing out five assists. Myles (pictured right) also had four steals and a block in a dominant performance inside. Sophomore combo guard Jade Sowell-Hundon rounded out a standout weekend as well in the win, scoring 18 points while also snagging three steals for the Hawks. The victory was the team's second straight, following their second round blowout of the College of the Redwoods in a consolation bracket contest.
Sowell-Hundon exploded offensively for CRC, scoring 33 points on 11-15 shooting, including 2-5 from deep, and hitting 9-10 from the charity stripe in the win. She also contributed three rebounds while dishing out five assists on the afternoon, as the Hawks led this one from the opening tip. Myles posted the first of her two double-doubles in this contest, with a dominant 22 point-11 rebound performance. Freshman post Jayla Henderson also scored in double-digits, contributing 11 points and six rebounds to the Hawks cause in the win. The victory followed CRC's opening round loss to eventual tournament runner-up College of the Sequoias. Sowell-Hundon got her 2013-14 season off to a big start, scoring 29 points in the opener. She currently leads all Hawks in scoring with 26.7 points per contest.
CRC looks to continue their hot start to the season later this week when they host the CRC Invitational. The tournament begins Thursday and will run through Saturday, and features a strong pool of teams from all over the State. The Hawks will open up with Feather River in the first round in a 7 PM contest this Thursday.