The Santa Barbara City College women’s basketball team staged an amazing second-half comeback Friday, erasing most of a 22-point halftime deficit before falling to L.A. Valley 77-73 in the first round of the Moorpark Classic.

The Vaqueros (9-5) shot just 21.8 percent for the game and hit only 4-of-30 from long range. Valley held a commanding 42-20 halftime lead before SBCC rallied to pull within two, 73-71, with a minute to play.

Francesca DeAngelis led the Vaqueros with 14 points, while Katie Randall had 12 and Jennifer Ju scored 11.

SBCC will take on L.A. Southwest at noon Saturday.

Dave Loveton is Santa Barbara City College‘s sports information specialist.