Santa Ana – The No. 14 Cypress women's basketball team (20-6, 8-1 OEC) hit the 20-win mark for the eighth time in Head Coach Margaret Mohr's tenure on Tuesday evening after soundly defeating Santa Ana on the road, 86-61. The win marked the Chargers 14th straight over the Dons and sets up a pivotal matchup with first-place Irvine Valley, who holds a one game lead over Cypress in the race for the conference crown.
From the opening tip to the final buzzer, the Chargers had complete control of the game. Up 20 at the half (49-29), Cypress continued to outscore Santa Ana as the team shot 52% for the game. Five players scored in double-digits for the Chargers, led by Erika Nilsen's 17. Vivian Lara added 13 off the bench, while Vivian Martinez, DeShields Fajardo and Haley Gorman each chipped in 10. Gorman also grabbed a team-high 10 boards as the sophomore tallied her second double-double of the season.
The Chargers will conclude the road portion of the regular season on Thursday when they travel to first-place No. 6 Irvine Valley (22-3, 9-0 OEC) in a crucial Orange Empire Conference game.