Miriam Zabinsky poured in 27 points to lead the Cuesta College’s women’s basketball team to a 94-88 overtime win over visiting Los Angeles Pierce on Saturday night, as the Cougars overcame a 48-point performance from Pierce’s Monica Jackson.
Katie Rodriguez scored 20 points for the Cougars, who improved to 20-6 overall and 5-4 in the Western State Conference North Division.
Pierce had four players foul out and finished the game with three on the court.
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Cuesta 82, L.A. Pierce 79
Kyle Geer had 16 points and 11 rebounds to power the host Cougars to the win.
Oscar Pedroso had 15 points before fouling out for Cuesta, which won despite being outscored 46-36 in the second half.
Alex Igual had 12 points for the Cougars, and Brett Hartshorne scored 11.
Rodney Walters poured in 31 points for Pierce.
Cuesta 9, Orange Coast 4
R.J. Hassey went 3 for 4 with an RBI as the Cougars (1-4) picked up their first win of the season and the 299th victory in head coach Bob Miller’s tenure.
Myles Franklin had two RBI for Cuesta, which scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take an 8-1 lead.
San Jose State 6, Cal Poly 5
The Mustangs and Spartans were tied at 4 before San Jose State had a two-out, three-run homer in the eighth inning, proving to be the difference.
Cal Poly would respond, scoring two runs in the bottom of the eighth, but fell one run short in the Arizona State Kajikawa Classic.
East Los Angeles 7, Cuesta 1; Cuesta 10, West Valley 5
Sarah Cox went 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI, and Bre Ojala drove in three runs in the win over West Valley to help Cuesta (5-3) salvage a doubleheader split at its own tournament.
Cuesta reliever Nichole Johnson was the winning pitcher in the nightcap, allowing one run on four hits in 4 2⁄3 innings.