COS split games against fellow Northern California-ranked opposition while going 2-1 at the season-opening Jocelyn Mancebo Classic at San Joaquin Delta in Stockton over the weekend.
The Giants, who are ranked No. 6 in NorCal in the California Community College Women's Basketball Coaches Association poll, lost their first game 82-79 to No. 11 Feather River on Nov. 1, despite 21 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals from Alaysia Reed (Las Vegas).
COS (2-1) held a 68-62 lead through three quarters, but were outscored 20-11 in the fourth. Felicia Ramirez (Caruthers) had 18 points and nine rebounds, Serena Ybarra (Coalinga) added 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists, and McKenna Hsiung (Bakersfield) contributed 10 points, three rebounds and three steals off the bench for the Giants.
COS rebounded with an 88-46 victory over Merritt (0-2) on Nov. 2 behind 22 points, six rebounds and three steals from Hailee Edwards (Ridgeview-Bakersfield) off the bench. Ramirez scored 10 points, Hsiung added nine points, five rebounds, three assists and four steals, and Elyssa Brumfield (Golden Valley-Bakersfield), Aubrey Nunes (El Diamante), Reed, Neli Diaz (McFarland), Clarissa Chavez (Redwood) and Sapphire Jones (Hanford) all contributed seven points in a balanced scoring effort.
The Giants wrapped up the tournament Nov. 3 with a 74-54 win over No. 10 Solano (1-2) as Reed led the way with 14 points, five rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block.
Ybarra had 13 points and three rebounds, Ramirez had 10 points, Brumfield had eight points and Edwards eight points and five rebounds for COS.
The Giants, who reached the state Elite Eight last season, are idle until Nov. 13 when it plays at Allan Hancock.