TORRANCE, Calif. – No. 15 El Camino College dominated the fourth quarter on Saturday night against Glendale en route to a 78-49 non-conference victory at the ECC South Gym.
The Warriors (10-5) outscored the Vaqueros (8-5) 37-19 in the final 20 minutes including a 21-3 edge in the fourth quarter on the way to victory. Nao Shiota led all scorers with 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting. She also led the team with six assists and tied a team high with four steals. Amiete Nyingifa scored 16 points in 25 minutes off the bench and Hunter Noa added 13 points in the win.
The ECC defense stifled Glendale in the fourth quarter as the Vaqueros were 0-for-16 from the field. Their only points in the period came on three free throws. The Warriors forced five turnovers in the quarter and shot 50 percent from the field.
Despite the final score, the Vaqueros were within striking distance in the second half, cutting the Warriors double-digit halftime lead to just four at 46-42 with 3:23 left in the third quarter. From that point on, the Warriors would outscore Glendale 32-6. They allowed just two field goals the rest of the way and none in the final 10:33 of action.
The Warriors led the game wire-to-wire, leading for all but 33 seconds in the game. They recorded 12 steals on the night including four from Kayla Bibb and dished out 14 assists on 29 made field goals.
The team will return to action on Friday night as they hit the road to face East Los Angeles College in a South Coast Conference Inter-Division matchup. Tipoff for that game is set for 6 p.m.