Hoover High graduate Rachel Estrella, Amanda Gupilan, Amanda Manahan and Amanda Quesada each contributed 16 points for the Vaqueros, who finished third in the Western State Conference’s Southern Division last season.
“I’ll take the balanced scoring,” said Hang, who also got 13 points from sophomore Paola Gupilan. “To get five players in double figures, that’s tough for a defense.
“It’s better than having two players score 30 points. We are finding our rotation.”
The Vaqueros will meet Antelope Valley College (3-1) in a semifinal game of the eight-team tournament at 5 p.m. Saturday. Earlier Thursday, Antelope Valley College picked up a 73-56 win against El Camino Community College.
Manahan led the charge for the Vaqueros, contributing a team-high nine rebounds and tying Paola Gupilan and Neyra Valenzuela for the team lead with four assists.
Estrella, who earned All-Area and Al-Pacific League first-team accolades last season after averaging nearly 17 points per game, finished with nine second-half points. The point guard made five free throws in the final two minutes to finish off the Falcons (2-2).
Estrella said it took her some time to get acclimated in her collegiate debut.
“It’s my first game, so I was a little nervous,” said Estrella, who scored her first basket to give Glendale college an 8-2 lead with 17:49 left in the first half. “It’s a whole different game here.
“I’m still adjusting to everybody else’s ability. I thought that the team did [well].”
Amanda Gupilan scored all of her points in the second quarter. She made three three-pointers in less than two minutes midway through the second half to give the Vaqueros a 59-45 lead.
Two more tournament first-round games will be played today.
Santa Ana College will take on L.A. Southwest College at 1 p.m., followed by powerhouse Ventura College against Fullerton College at 3.