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Second quarter blues allow Vikings to seal victory against the Hawks.

Second quarter blues allow Vikings to seal victory against the Hawks.

Both teams came out and played well in the first quarter with the Hawks only trailing by 2 at the break by a 21-19 score. Diablo Valley clamped down on the Hawks in the second period with a 24-13 quarter which put the Vikings up at the half by a 45-32 score.

The second half played out even with the Hawks being outscored 26-20 in the third but stepping up to with allowing the Vikings just 5 points in the fourth quarter but the damage was done by that point as DVC took the 76-63 win.

Daija Ward had 16 points and 5 rebounds for the Hawks with Taneisha Dyer and Trina Shaner each dropping 12 points for CRC. Shaner was the Hawks leading rebounder with 6 boards on the night. In addition to Ward, Nayani Gordon and QuoQuese Jackson each had 5 rebounds as the Hawks showed real balance with their boardwork against DVC.

Gordon added 8 points while Yvonne Taylor chipped in with 7 points and 4 boards off the bench. Jasmine Chapman contributed 6 points and 6 assists for the Hawks.

With the loss, the Hawks are 5-14 on the year and are now 1-5 in Big 8 action.

Next up for the Hawks is a road trip to down to play San Joaquin Delta on Tuesday the 24th to round out the first half play in the Big 8 conference, and a home game on the 27th against Modesto at 5:30pm.

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