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Rain Falls, But Not 3s For Men's Basketball In ELAC Loss

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The home rims weren't kind to the Pasadena City College men's basketball team Friday night. The Lancers seemed on target on their long-range shots, but frequently attempts rang in-and-out. Meanwhile, visiting East Los Angeles College used a run of three consecutive made 3-pointers to put away the Lancers in an 87-71, South Coast Conerence North Division game at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.

The Huskies (7-12) improved to 2-0 in SCC play. The Lancers dropped to 6-13 and 1-2 in conference.

ELAC jumped out to an 8-0 early lead and never would relinquish the advantage. The Lancers trailed 40-33 at halftime, then 60-43 before putting together a nifty 10-0 scoring run. A Shawn Hampton basket cut it to 60-53 as the Huskies called a timeout with 11:57 left. ELAC responded to the challenge with a 9-0 run of its own.

Ultimately, Brandon Chavers sandwiched two 3-pointers with a trey by teammate Lester Keys on three straight ELAC shot attempts that upped the lead to 81-63 with 4:02 remaining in the contest. PCC could not compete with the hot streak.

Overall, the Lancers made just 6 of 26 shots from 3-point range and finished making only 32.4 percent from the floor (22 of 68 total attempts). The Huskies hit 8 of 18 from beyond the 3-point line, including 6 bombs made by Chavers. The ELAC forward finished with 26 points and 19 rebounds. Keys added 16 points and Jeremy Gerardo 15.

PCC was paced by a game-high 28 points from forward Jordan Block to go with 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Frosh center Marcus Harvey recorded his third double-double in as many conference games as he tallied 11 points and 11 rebounds. Hampton, a freshman guard, added 12 points (6-for-7 from the free throw line) off the bench. Forward Elliott Berry had a tough night shooting from the floor (3-for-14), but totaled 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.

Also for the Lancers, point guard Terrell Jones contributed 5 points and 7 assists while sophomore reserve guard B.J. Rosary had 3 points and 4 rebounds.

Thanks to Chavers, ELAC dominated the boards as PCC was outrebounded, 56-37.

Pasadena travels to face Mt. San Antonio College on Wednesday, January 27 in a 7:30 p.m. conference tipoff.

 [Photo--Jordan Block goes up for the shot during PCC's 87-71 loss to East Los Angeles at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium Friday night, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 01/23/10
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