COMMUNITY COLLEGE ROUNDUP : Works Sets Record in Cypress Loss


Sara Works set the Cypress career-scoring record Wednesday, but the accomplishment had a hollow ring to it because the Chargers fell to Citrus, 63-61, in a nonconference women’s basketball game at Cypress.

Works, a 6-foot-2 center from Savanna High, had 22 points, giving her 1,066. She started the game 15 points behind Janice Campbell (1977-79).

Works, who is averaging a state-best 28 points, had 15 in the first half to tie the mark and Cypress rallied to lead, 31-28. The Chargers had fallen behind, 17-4, after the first six minutes.


Works set the record on a short jumper off a pass from guard Joan Paje with 16 minutes 37 seconds left to play.

The Chargers got consecutive three-pointers from Paje and Jackie Boxley, who banked it in, and led, 51-38, with 16:37 left.

But Cypress scored only 10 points the rest of the game. LeJoy Lowe put Citrus ahead, 57-56, with a steal and layup with 4:49 left.

Paje, who made six three-pointers, missed one with 33 seconds left and Citrus leading, 63-61. The Owls got the rebounds and tried to run out the clock.

Cypress got another chance when Lowe was called for throwing an elbow while trying keep away from two Cypress defenders, who were trying to foul her, with 16 seconds left.

After a timeout, the Chargers passed the ball around trying to find an open shot but couldn’t, and Paje’s desperation three-point try missed the rim with two seconds left.


Paje finished with 18 points for Cypress, which made seven of 28 three-pointers. She was six of 15.

LaTaya Woods had 20 points for Citrus (9-6).