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Rose City Classic Opener: Scott Scuttles SMC, Women's Basketball Wins 67-55

Rose City Classic Opener: Scott Scuttles SMC, Women's Basketball Wins 67-55 image

Freshman center Dominique Scott scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Pasadena City College women's basketball team to a 67-55 win over Santa Monica College in an opening-round game of the 12th Rose City Classic at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium on Thursday night.

The win improved the state No. 2-ranked Lancers to 8-2 overall while Santa Monica dropped to 3-5.

SMC led 6-0 to start the contest before a 12-4 PCC run gave the Lancers the lead for good at 12-10. Pasadena opened the second half with a 12-0 run to jump ahead 45-23 at the 14:25 mark. PCC held its biggest lead of 58-32 (26 points) with 9:29 left in the second.

PCC placed three other players in double figures scoring including Anna Shahinian with 12 points, Kim Smith with 11 points (and 5 rebounds, 5 assists), and Stephanie DeFrance with 10 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Katie Nelson came off the bench to add 5 points and 6 rebounds.

Pasadena will face L.A. Pierce College in an 8 p.m. semifinal on Friday night. West Los Angeles faces state top-ranked Ventura at 6 p.m. in the other semifinal.

In the consolation bracket: Napa Valley vs. San Bernardino Valley (2 pm), Mira Costa vs. Santa Monica (4pm).

[Photo--Dominique Scott goes up for the short shot in PCC's 67-55 win over Santa Monica in the first round of the 12th Rose City Classic Thursday night, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 12/10/09
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu