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Sierra College Championship Triumph Over COVID

The first state championship for the Sierra College women’s basketball team in 23 years also represented a triumph through two years of the pandemic’s impacts. Coach Brandie Murrish says efforts to end the drought were first derailed around two years ago…

click to listen to Brandie Murrish

But Murrish says they finally had a normal season that ended on Sunday, with a 76-71 victory over conference rival San Joaquin Delta College, which was played at West Hills College in Lemoore. Sierra College finished the season with a record of 28 and 3, with Delta responsible for two of those defeats. Murrish says they somehow were able to retain four players from the 2019-2020 season. And those players didn’t need to hang around…

click to listen to Brandie Murrish

But not before the omicron variant ran also through the team early this year. This is also only the second-ever state championship for the Sierra College women.

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