PHOTOS by Byron Devers
Freshman Niyah Page had another big game as she led AVC Women's Basketball to their fifth win in the last six games.
Both teams started off sluggish with a combined 16-point first quarter as the Monarchs led 9-7. LA Valley picked up the pace in the second period outscoring the Marauders 15-9 to lead by four at the half.
The Monarchs would own the third quarter as well with a 24-19 advantage, giving them a 9-point lead heading into the 4th quarter. Antelope Valley would erase that deficit in the 4th quarter, led by Niyah Page's and Kianna Cross, who both had 6 points in the period. But it was Sara Navarro who would score the biggest shot of the game when she nailed a 3-pointer with :02 left to play, sending the game into overtime.
Page took over again, scoring 7 points in the bonus period. She finished with a game-high 30 points and a game-high 14 rebounds, her 11th double-double of the season. Kianna Cross finished with 16 points and 5 rebounds, while Eriona Williams added 12 points and 5 rebounds. Sarah Navarro and Andrea Cruz both had 4 assists while Navarro added 8 points.
AVC shot 40.0% from the field, 30.0% from 3-point range, and 78.6% from the free-throw line.
The Marauders will travel to College of the Canyons and West A College before returning home to battle the Santa Monica on February 8th.