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February 13th, 2023

Lady Lakers run winning streak to 13 games

Next up: Battle of league unbeatens at Montgomery College


Vanessa Cooper

Monaca, PA – Garrett College ran past a pair of non-conference rivals last week to extend its women’s basketball winning streak to 13 games.

The Lady Lakers downed host Community College of Beaver County, 70-47, Saturday afternoon. That victory came on the heels of a 75-51 victory over Northern Virginia Community College last Wednesday night.

GC returns to conference play Wednesday night with a critical 5:30 p.m. contest at Montgomery College. The Lady Lakers (17-1 overall, 7-0 league) and Raptors (15-5, 8-0) are two of the three teams still unbeaten in Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference play.

CCBC-Essex (24-1, 8-0) is the third unbeaten Maryland JuCo squad. The Knights, ranked second in the nation in NJCAA Division II, host Garrett College on February 25th in both teams’ final regular-season contest.

GC head coach JT Lewis said the Raptors will present quite a challenge for his squad Wednesday night.

“Montgomery is a very deep, talented team that can get up and down the court ,” said Lewis. “They do a good job of forcing teams to play faster than they want. They have a good bit of experience and athleticism, which is a good combo.”

Josie Canales (four assists) and Hailey Paige each scored 12 points to pace GC against Beaver County. Josias Mickens (six assists, six rebounds) and Kameron Copeland added 10 points apiece.

“We tried a lot of new things against Beaver and NoVa,” said Lewis. “We pressed a little more than we do normally, and we used a bunch of different rotations. We also had a lot of players banged up, so it was nice to rest some players.”

GC 75, NoVa 51

Annandale, VA – Josias Mickens had a team-high 19 points and game highs in both assists (seven) and steals (six) last Wednesday night for the Lady Lakers, who built a 19-4, first-quarter lead to take early control.

Vanessa Cooper added 15 points, including four 3-pointers, while Hailey Paige (nine rebounds, three steals) and Gabriella Valentinetti each scored eight points. Josie Canales (five rebounds, three assists, three steals) and Aliyah Tucker (three rebounds, two steals) contributed seven points each for GC.

Harmoni Swain (six points) and Kameron Cooper (five points) rounded out the Lady Laker scoring.

Latasha Settles scored a game-high 21 points off the bench for Northern Virginia. Venus Hill and Maria Richter added 13 points each.