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The Hornets suffered their first Orange Empire Conference loss of the season at home Wednesday night falling 63-62 to No. 12 Cypress College. 

The loss bumps Fullerton to 12-7 overall and 4-1 in the OEC, while the Cypress victory lands the Chargers at 15-3 overall and 4-0 in conference-play.

Despite leading throughout most of the game, the Hornets lost the game on a pair free throws by Pressila Blanco with three seconds left. 

After committing 4 turnovers in the last forty-seconds of the game, Fullerton's fate was sealed after leading by as much as 7 points in the final four minutes.

Although the Hornets led the game in rebounds (49-42), shooting percentage (42.9% to 38.1), and points in the paint (38-24), it was the turnovers (20) that took the victory away.   

FC's Hannah Jones scored 13 points, Katie Salas had 10, and Syney Nekola put up 9. Shenise West also scored 9 and added 9 rebounds.

Up Next: Fullerton (12-7 overall, 4-1 conference) will look to pick it back up when they travel to Santa Ana College on Friday, January 24th. Tip off is at 5:00 pm.

*Photo by Matt Brown

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