Guard Connie Gomes' 24 points wasn't enough for the Modesto Junior College women's basketball team, which fell 79-74 at home Monday to College of the Siskiyous.
"I was real happy with our girls' effort," said Pirates coach Mike Girardi, who played only eight players.
Gomes, a Hilmar graduate, added five steals and three assists to go with three 3-pointers. Ursyla Mueller (Sonora High) had 17 points and Sughey Cervantes (Manteca) had 10 for the Pirates. Teneisha Runner (Pitman) led the Pirates with eight rebounds.
Siskiyous (4-0), ranked No. 5 in the state, was led by Crissy Watts' 22 points.
Modesto next plays at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Las Positas College in Livermore.