Kayla Bonomini
Kayla Bonomini


REDDING, Calif. – Sophomore Kayla Bonomini dropped a pair of 20-point games to lead the Shasta College women's basketball team to a 74-39 win over Hartnell and a 68-54 win over Modesto last week.

The Knights improve to 4-1 with all four wins coming in double digits, an average margin of victory of 23 points.

On Tuesday, Shasta blew out to a 37-15 lead at half and only allowed nine points in the third quarter to pull away. Bonomini poured in 25 points on 10 of 13 shooting while freshman Justyse Cooper recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Mari Fernandez scored nine points and had four blocks, Alex McIntosh scored nine points, Terra Crawford chipped in with eight points and sophomore Jordan Martinez dished 10 assists.

The Knights traveled to Modesto the next day and Bonomini turned in another career night with 29 points on 11 of 18 shooting, nailing four of Shasta's six 3-pointers. Shasta went ahead 22-12 in the opening quarter and never looked back.

Fernandez scored 12 points, Martinez scored 10 points and had five assists, Crawford scored eight points off the bench and sophomore Keeley Tuggle scored six points, had five assists and led the Knights with nine rebounds.

Shasta (4-1) plays at Umpqua Community College on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. before hosting the Shasta Invitational Tournament Nov. 29.