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Vaqueros get defensive in 64-41 win over Hancock

Sophomore Jocelin Petatan had a double-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high eight steals. She's No. 3 in the WSC North in FG percentage at 47.1. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)
Sophomore Jocelin Petatan had a double-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high eight steals. She's No. 3 in the WSC North in FG percentage at 47.1. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)

SBCC held Hancock to eight points in three of four quarters on Saturday night on the way to a 64-41 women's basketball victory at the Sports Pavilion.

Destinee King had 19 points and five rebounds for the Vaqueros (15-10, 4-4) on Coaches vs. Cancer Night. Jocelin Petatan added 13 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and a career-high eight steals as SBCC improved to 7-1 at home.

The Vaqueros led 19-8 after one quarter and King scored 12 points in the first half, helping her team to a 31-25 lead. They only gave up 16 points in the second half and the 41 points are the second-lowest allowed by the Vaqueros this season.

"It's always nice to come together after a tough loss like we had on Wednesday," said coach Sandrine Krul. "We worked so well together and did a great job on the little things, like diving for 50-50 balls and offensive rebounding.

"Our team made a decision to come into this game as a group and they sure did that. Our passing to the open woman was the best it's been all season."

SBCC blanked the visitors 12-0 in the first 6 1/2 minutes of the third quarter and stretched the lead to 18 points (43-25) on a jumper by Liliana Ponce and a three-point play from King.

King hit 7-of-16 from the field and all five of her free throws. She leads the WSC North in scoring (18.7) and is second in rebounding (11.0).

Santa Barbara held Hancock to 29 percent shooting and forced 32 turnovers. The Vaqueros knocked down 15-of-18 from the free-throw line.

The Vaqueros took a 14-point lead into the final period, then put the game away with a 10-3 spurt to open the quarter. A follow layup by Morgan Giove and a fast-break layup by Alyssa Cosio boosted the margin to 21 points (57-36) with 4:44 to play.

The Vaqueros have two regular-season games left -- Wednesday at Moorpark at 7 p.m. and Saturday at home vs. No. 10 Ventura at 7 p.m.