Women's Basketball

Women's basketball team ranked No. 8 in first state CCCSIA poll

Women's basketball team ranked No. 8 in first state CCCSIA poll

Irvine Valley's women's volleyball team was ranked eighth in the first 2018 California Community College Sports Information Association State Top 20 Poll.

The Lasers, who are ranked third in Southern California in the California Community College Women's Basketball Coaches Association Poll, have won eight straight games and lead the Orange Empire Conference standings.

IVC has a record of 17-3 overall and is 6-0 in conference.

Sierra, which is the last of the unbeaten teams in the state with a perfect 21-0 record, was ranked first in the poll. The Wolverines are beating their opponents by an average of 26 or more points per game. The closest anyone has played them all season is back on Nov. 19 when No. 7 rated Fresno City lost by 10, 105-95.

Sierra received 10 out of 15 first-place votes. Mt. San Jacinto (21-1) is at No. 2 and sporting a 19-game win streak. The Eagles avenged its only loss to fellow PCAC North Division foe Palomar (19-1)  by ending the No. 3 Comets 18-game win streak to start the season in an 85-69 win last week.

Central Valley Conference members College of the Sequoias (20-2) and Merced (19-3) are No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Merced defeated COS, 66-63, on Jan. 10 and lead the CVC by a game over the Lady Giants. City College of San Francisco (18-3) chimes in at No. 6 and currently leads the Coast Conference North Division.

After Fresno (18-4) at No. 7, a South team reappears at No. 8 in Irvine Valley.

Two-time defending state champ Mt. San Antonio (17-5) is No. 9, but that could change as No. 10 East Los Angeles (14-6) upended the Mounties in a South Coast Conference North buzzer-beater, 69-68 on Friday night. A perennial conference champion, Mt. SAC is in a rare situation where it finds itself in third place in the SCC North behind ELAC and No. 12 LA Trade Tech (15-5), both off to 2-0 divisional starts.

Ventura (16-6) is ahead of LATT at No. 11 and once again tops the Western State North. The current top 20 is an even split between the South and North regions with 10 teams from each.

Irvine Valley, which defeated Orange Coast, 100-49, last Friday night plays again this Wednesday night when it hosts Riverside at 7 p.m. in a conference matchup.

Sophomore forward Kasey Smit leads the way for IVC, averaging 16.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.0 blocks per game.



Rk.          Team                                                     

1.            Sierra (10)                                            

2.            Mt. San Jacinto (3)                                

3.            Palomar (2)                                          

4.            College of the Sequoias                         

5.            Merced                                               

6.            City College of San Francisco                 

7.            Fresno City                                          

8.            Irvine Valley                                        

9.            Mt. San Antonio                                   

10.          East Los Angeles                                  

11.          Ventura                                               

12.          L.A. Trade-Tech                                  

13.          Diablo Valley                                    

14.          College of the Siskiyous                       

15.          El Camino                                            

16.          Chabot                                                

17.          Long Beach City                                

18.          Feather River                                   

19.          Cabrillo                                               

20.          Moorpark                                         

Others receiving votes:                                  

San Joaquin Delta (29), Cypress (9), L.A. Valley (6), MiraCosta (2), Pasadena City (1)

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