Sports in the News
Women's Cagers Double-Up On Long Beach In SCC Opener
For the first time in more than a decade, the South Coast Conference in women's basketball has gone to a whole league rather than split divisions. This has drastically altered the scheduling for Pasadena City College. An 8-game conference schedule in the past has doubled to a 16-game affair for the SCC title.
The change is something that PCC Head Coach Joe Peron has favored. So instead of waiting to January to begin conference contests, the Lancers opened the SCC season Wednesday as they routed host Long Beach City College, 73-34. Pasadena, rated No. 6 in the state, stayed perfect at 4-0 overall.
The Lancers jumped out to a 22-3 lead and never looked back against the Vikings. Twelve of the 13 PCC players scored while everyone grabbed at least one rebound. Freshman forward Marquetta Stokes led the contingent with 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the floor. Sophomore center Dominique Scott added 12 points and nine rebounds.
Coming off the bench, transfer guard Desiree Strings was a perfect 3-for-3 on 3-point baskets as she finished with 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. First-year guard Kim Wong totaled 11 points, making two treys, and frosh center Briale McCoy added 10 rebounds and three points.
Starting point guard Stephanie DeFrance was ultra productive as she tallied four points, seven assists, seven steals and six rebounds.
The Lancers next play at the College of the Desert Thanksgiving Tournament Nov. 26-28.
[Photo--Newcomer PCC forward Marquetta Stokes in action early last week, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 11/18/10