SBVC women impressive in Foothill debut

San Bernardino Valley College already has won two state titles – men’s cross country and women’s soccer. Could a third be coming soon? It’s very possible, judging by the showing thus far of the women’s basketball team.

Sue Crebbin has built the program into a contender in her six years but in has been in the unfortunate position of taking a back seat to a men’s program that was a powerhouse long before she arrived.

But the Wolverines are currently ranked No. 1 in the state with an impressive mark of 14-1. They crushed Mt. San Jacinto 89-63 in their Foothill Conference opener on Wednesday. That is a pretty impressive showing against one of the other premier teams. 

The Wolverines have veteran presence at the guards with Paige Haynes and Janelle Junior. They have two Division I players – Darshae Burnside and Jasmine Ray. Ray is head to the University of Hawaii while Burnside signed with Arkansas out of high school but did not go. She’ll likely be back at a D1 before it’s all over.

Crebbin has quality players on the bench too.

There doesn’t appear to be a weak spot.

Next up is a 3 p.m. game on Saturday against Rio Hondo, that will be cakewalk. Then comes another game next Wednesday at Chaffey, a quality foe.