PASCO - The Columbia Basin College women's basketball team is in the midst of a banner season, going 23-2 enroute to becoming NWAACC East Region champs.
The squad is getting a big boost from 2009 Mabton High School graduates Trishi Williams and Ana Jimenez.
Williams leads CBC in scoring with nearly 12 points per game, to go with seven rebounds and two steals per contest. She was the East Region's MVP and leads CBC into the NWAACC championship tourney this coming weekend at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.
The 5'9" guard was the class valedictorian for the MHS class of 2009 and a State champion javelin thrower for the Lady Vikings.
Besides MVP honors at CBC, Williams earned a spot on the NWAACC's all-academic team for the winter quarter with a grade point average of 3.59.
Jimenez was also a standout athlete for the Lady Vikes, reaching the 1,000-point mark in just her junior season for the Mabton girls basketball team. She earned all-league honors during each of her four years in high school.
The 5'6" guard averages eight points, two assists and two rebounds per game for the CBC women's team.
Lower Valley residents can catch Williams and Jimenez in action for the CBC women's team this Saturday, March 5, when they play in the championship tourney opener against Everett Community College at 4 p.m. at the Toyota Center.