By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Setter Samantha Whittington had 37 set assists and five aces to lead Bakersfield College to a 25-21, 25-11, 25-17 sweep of Fullerton College in the first round of the Southern California volleyball playoffs.
BC (21-5) trailed 19-17 in the first set, but after a Fullerton timeout the 'Gades scored six straight points on the way to a win.
BC will next host Mount SAC on Saturday at 7 p.m.
"I thought in the very beginning we had the first- playoff-game jitters a little bit," BC coach Carl Ferreira said. "We let some balls land and it was very uncharacteristic of how we play. I just kept preaching to them to keep communicating, keep helping each other and that they keep going because I knew they would find their rhythm.
"I thought that once Samantha served a 6-0 run for us that really kind of settled us down and we took that momentum into the second set."
Outside hitter Editza Urias led BC with 14 kills, and outside hitter Alyssa Mathews added 11 kills, 16 digs and two aces.
Gavilan edges Taft in 5
GILROY-- Taft College's Chanel Cantere finished with 19 kills and 16 digs but the Cougars fell at No. 8 Gavilan College, 22-25, 25-27, 25-13, 25-17, 21-19) in the first round of the Northern California playoffs.
Tiffany Mapusaga led the Cougars (17-8) with 29 digs and Tyra Williams added 14 kills, 11 digs and 2 blocks.
The NBA D-League will broadcast most of its games live this season on YouTube.
The league will air 350 out of its 400 regular season games in HD on the D-League YouTube channel and through a YouTube video player on NBA.com.
The league will be the first in pro sports to use the video-sharing website as its main broadcaster.
Also, the games will be archived on YouTube to watch on-demand, and highlights will be available to watch anytime as well.