Dons Open with 64-48 Loss to Palomar

Dons Open with 64-48 Loss to Palomar

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana women's basketball team hosted the Palomar Comets in its 2018-19 season opener on Tuesday night at Bill Cook Gym.

After getting out to an early 8-0 lead and finishing the first quarter up 16-13, the Dons were outscored in the last three quarters, falling to the Comets by a score of 64-48.

In her first collegiate game, freshman guard Nyla Bivens recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds in 27 minutes while fellow freshman Lexi Ross gave the Dons a spark with a 10 point, six rebound performance in 20 minutes of play.

The Dons saw some positives from many of their newcomers but just made too many mistakes as a team to come out on top. SAC turned over the ball a whopping 30 times and shot just 23.6 (13-55) percent from the field, limiting themselves on the offensive end.  

Santa Ana will be back in action on Friday when they take on Cerritos College in round one of the Riverside City Tournament at 3:00 p.m.