Basketball Long Beach City College

LBCC Vikings Women’s Basketball Preview

Head coach Michael Anderson’s Vikings team is off to a 3-4 start this season, including the first 0-2 start in Anderson’s successful nine-year tenure.

“We’ve got six freshmen and they had to get their feet wet,” said Anderson. “It’s a long season.”

Since that start, LBCC has shown their potential by going 3-1 in their last four, with their only loss a five-point defeat to Palomar, which is a top five team in the State.

The Vikings are led by sophomore Kaylin Brown (13.6 points per game), Jaseemah Martinez (12.1) and Imani Edmond (10.9).

This year’s LBCC team will feature the same hard-nosed all-out effort that Anderson’s teams have always exhibited.

“It’s not even a style, it’s just what’s required,” said Anderson. “We had a kid go 0/13 in a game this year. You’re not going to win very many games doing that but I’m okay with it if you’re playing hard, you’re making good decisions, and you’re a good teammate. To me the intangibles are way more important.”

Those intangibles have led to tangible results for the Vikings, something they hope to see more of this season.

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Mike Guardabascio
Mike Guardabascio
Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for a decade, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards and is the author of the books "Football in Long Beach" and "Basketball in Long Beach."
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