IMPERIAL — Coming off consecutive Pacific Coast Conference losses, the Imperial Valley College women's basketball team needed a win against Grossmont College to stay alive in the PCC title race.
Despite a subpar second half, the Arabs downed the Griffins 63-50 here Wednesday.
For about 28 minutes IVC took it to Grossmont, building a 25-point lead, but the Arabs let up in the second half.
"That's just the way it's been all year. We come out in the first half with so much intensity that we come out flat in the second half," said IVC coach Jill Tucker. "But I really think the game was a lot closer than the score showed."
Said Grossmont coach Laura Williges: "We didn't outplay them in the second half. We just had a better half and outscored them. We made some adjustments at the half, but what they did in the first was just too much."