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Coach unhappy with Owls' effort at tournament

Saturday’s 78-75 loss to Riverside capped a disappointing – and frustrating – weekend of basketball for the Foothill College women.

The Owls dropped two of their three games at the College of the Sequoia Tournament in Visalia, unraveling in both losses.

“We could have won both games had we played a little better,” said coach Jody Craig, whose team opened the tourney Thursday with a 68-58 setback to Mt. San Antonio. “We never want to underachieve, and I feel in both games we didn’t play to our level.”

The Owls (5-3) didn’t trail against Riverside until the final minute of play and never recovered. Up 10 points at halftime, Foothill was outscored 51-38 the rest of the way.

The Owls committed 16 second-half turnovers and allowed Riverside 21 offensive rebounds.

“That’s a recipe for disaster,” Craig said.

Foothill’s lone win came Friday, an 89-45 rout of Porterville.

Point guard Raeshel Contreras led the Owls with 50 points over the three games.

The Owls are scheduled to play in the Santa Rosa Tournament beginning Thursday, and Craig vowed to make changes in strategy and personnel by then.

“We have some issues to address,” said Craig, whose team ranks third in Northern California and eighth in the state.

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