SBVC women stunned by Canyons

There will be no state title for the San Bernardino Valley College women’s basketball team. It’s a shame because it was a talented group. The school had already won two titles this school year and this team had a chance to make that three!

SBVC lost to College of the Canyons 69-67 in a third-round thriller at Snyder Gymnasium Wednesday night. It was a fun game to watch with both teams boasting some talented players.

Coach Sue Crebbin made the decision to suspend leading scorer Jasmine Ray for the contest. She came in averaging 13 points a game and she had 16 earlier this season against the same team in a game the Wolverines won handily.

Did Ray’s absence make the difference? We’ll never know. But give Crebbin credit for sticking to her principles. Let a player get away with something and soon everyone will be bending the rules and trying to get away with something.

SBVC men’s coach Quincy Brewer has had to do the same thing.

Ray has already signed with Division I University of Hawaii. Hopefully this will be a lesson learned for her. And hopefully it sends a message to others and Crebbin won’t have to resort to that again.