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Swanegan Six 3s But Men's Basketball Hammered By Chaffey, 92-63

Swanegan Six 3s But Men's Basketball Hammered By Chaffey, 92-63 image

About the only thing that Pasadena City College men's basketball coach Mike Swanegan could take away from his team's 29-point loss, 92-63, at Chaffey College Friday was the fact that he can turn rightfully to his own son for production.

While the Lancers' starting lineup struggled, freshman reserve guard Michael Swanegan sank five second-half 3-point bombs and finished leading the Lancers in scoring with 18 points. The 6-foot-1, Diamond Ranch High product was 6-for-11 from beyond the 3-point arc.

Another Lancer who performed well off the bench was freshman Tyler James, a forward playing in his hometown of Rancho Cucamonga. James was a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor, mostly getting underneath the Chaffey defense for inside baskets. James totaled 13 points.

Also playing hard in reserve was 6-6 sophomore transfer forward Josh Johnson, who pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds and scored four points. Johnson is the son of former UCLA and NBA great Marques Johnson. 

PCC's starters did little to stop Chaffey and even less to keep the team from falling into a deep deficit. The Panthers opened up a 24-5 lead in the game's first 10 minutes. While the Lancers' reserves eventually cut that to 43-34, the damage was done. Chaffey would dominate the final 20 minutes only being interrupted by the long-range firings of Swanegan.

Leading Chaffey (1-2) was Eddie Bowie and Deondre Brodie each with 15 points. The post pair of Ryan Jefferson and Mauricio Aldaba combined for 24 points and 18 rebounds (both netting 12 points and nine boards).

PCC's only effective starter was guard Shawn Hampton, who tallied 11 points, five rebounds and four assists.

The Lancers (3-2 overall) were coming off a consolation title at the Ventura "We Play Hard" Tournament Nov. 11-13. PCC overcame a 99-74 pounding by Antelope Valley to record wins over Oxnard, 75-61, and Los Angeles Valley, 90-82, in the fifth-place game. 

PCC next hosts the first Pasadena Thanskgiving Tournament Nov. 26-28 at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. The Lancers open things with a 7 p.m. game v. American Sports University on Friday, Nov. 26.

[Photo--Michael Swanegan brings the ball up the floor with his father and PCC Head Coach Mike Swanegan looking on in a recent game, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 11/19/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu