Abdelkader leads Vikes past Mustangs to take over top spot

Abdelkader leads Vikes past Mustangs to take over top spot

The Diablo Valley College Women's Basketball team defeaeted San Joaquin Delta College on Thusday night, 67-62. 

The game was a battle from the very beginning and DVC had the lead at half time, 35-31. 

The Mustangs came out strong to start the second half, and were beating the Vikes 46-45 at the end of the 3 quarters. 

Despite being out shot (42.6% vs. 33.3% FG%), out shot beyond the arch (31.3% vs. 26.9%) and out rebounded (53-32), the Vikings controlled the ball (29 DC turnovers vs. 8 DVC turnovers), which seemed to be the difference in the game.

The Vikings were led offensively and defensively by Daisha Abdelkader, who scored 29 points and 4 steals, which were a huge part of the scrappy defense DVC played all night long.

The Mustangs held leading scorer, Zahria Hendrix to just 4 points, but the Vikes are deep and currently have 5 other players averaging double digit points per game. Despite the low scoring game, Hendrix led the Vikes on the boards with 13.

Sierra Smith also had a great game offensively for the Vikes, scoring 17 points and Jahnay Anderson hit 3 three's for the Vikings.

The ultimate team win puts the Vikings in sole posession of 1st place and with just 2 games left, could be the icing on the cake for the Vikes on another Big 8 Conference Championship.