First published in the Feb. 26, 2022, print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
By Alex Leon
Special to the News-Press
It was a day of celebration in multiple ways for the Glendale Community College women’s basketball team last Friday.
Not only did the Vaqueros defeat visiting Citrus College, 71-45, to win their third straight Western State Conference Southern Division title, but head coach Joel Weiss simultaneously notched his 100th career victory at GCC after just five seasons. Preceding the game, sophomores Vicky Oganyan (a 1997 Glendale High School graduate), Emily Sisson and Polina Kovaleva were honored before their final regular season game in the Verdugo Gym.
GCC raced out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back as they led 42-21 at halftime. The Vaqueros substituted liberally as 10 players scored, led by freshman Kayla Wrobel’s 17 points and 12 rebounds, both game highs. Megan Delgado added 14 points off the bench and hit four 3-pointers as Glendale made 13 of 31 from beyond the arc (41.9%). They shot 75% from the field in the first quarter to lead 30-9 after the first 10 minutes.
Now 19-5 overall and 10-2 in the WSC South and ranked in the CCCWBCA Poll of Feb. 15, Glendale will have a week to potentially play two games postponed by COVID-19 against Ventura College (which was originally scheduled for Dec. 22) and El Camino (Dec. 30). The pairings for the Southern California Regional Playoffs will be released this weekend and, based on their ranking and conference championship, the Lady Vaqueros stand a strong chance of hosting a home playoff game the following week.
Alex Leon is the sports information director for Glendale Community College.