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Block A Brightspot In Dismal Stretch For Men's Basketball
Sophomore transfer guard Jordan Block is scoring at a tremendous clip, but his Pasadena City College men's basketball team is stuck in the midst of a 6-game losing streak that dropped the Lancers' record to 1-6.
Block, who played two seasons ago at Chaffey College, is averaging 24 points a game. The 6-foot-3 Block scored 28 points in a 92-91 loss to Southwestern in the second round of the Palomar Thanksgiving Tournament played November 28. Block (pictured) was 10-for-17 from the floor and an efficient 7-for-8 from the free throw line. He added 9 rebounds.
Also in the Southwestern defeat, sophomore forward Elliott Berry scored 21 points, including making 5-for-6 from beyond the 3-point line. Pasadena converted 10 of 16 shots on 3-pointers, but still lost the shootout.
In the opening round at Palomar, PCC dropped another close one to Mt. San Jacinto, 77-73. Berry led the Lancers with 22 points along with 8 rebounds while Block was limited to 14 points with 9 rebounds. Shawn Hampton added 12 points and Marcus Harvey scored 9 and pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds. Off the bench, Tony Adams totaled 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
PCC was done in by Mt. San Jacinto's D.J. Wright, who scored a game-high 28 points with 13 rebounds.
The Lancers have made several personnel moves as Devin Rhodes, Demaree Hampton, and Michael Gibson are no longer with the team.
This Friday, December 4, the Lancers open their home schedule with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off against Cerritos College at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
Release Date: 12/02/09