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Hampton Scorches Net For 38 Points, Men's Cagers Rock Rio Hondo, 85-60

Hampton Scorches Net For 38 Points, Men's Cagers Rock Rio Hondo, 85-60 image

Only one game after becoming the 66th player in Pasadena City College men's basketball history to reach the 500-points mark, sophomore guard Shawn Hampton figured there was no reason to stop climbing the ladder Wednesday night. Hampton made 15-of-23 shots from the floor, including four 3-pointers, to finish with 38 points as the Lancers opened the Rio Hondo College Roadrunners Tournament with an 85-60 victory over the tourney hosts.

The performance was remarkable considering Hampton (pictured) did not start, and ended up playing just 19 minutes out of the regulation 40. It was the third highest scoring game by a Lancers player since 1990 (see list below).

After nine games, Hampton is tied for third in the state in scoring at 22.4 points per game. His performance lifted the Lancers over the .500 mark at 5-4. Rio Hondo fell to 1-4.

PCC will play Irvine Valley, a 70-67 winner over Glendale, tonight at 7 p.m. in the championship semifinals.

In the Rio Hondo win, PCC never trailed, leading 14-2 early and getting up by as much as 30 points, 78-48, in the second half. Sophomore forward Marcus Harvey tallied 15 points and a team-high six rebounds. Off the bench, guard Antoine Bryan added two points, five assists, five rebounds and four steals. Forward Tyler James contributed seven points, five rebounds and three assists while point guard Antwain Cleary had six points and four assists.

A list of the highest-scoring games in PCC men's basketball history dating back to 1990 is as follows:

*Harold Cleveland, 48 points, Nov. 9, 2007, v. San Jose
Terrell Stovall, 41, Nov. 15, 2003, v. Mt. San Jacinto
Shawn Hampton, 38, Dec. 8, 2010, v. Rio Hondo
Terrell Towns, 37, Dec. 10, 1998, v. Imperial Valley
Horace Wormely, 37, Jan. 4, 2002, v. LA Southwest
Cleveland, 37, Feb. 1, 2008, v. LA Trade Tech

*school record since college starting playing sport in 1925; Only two other players have reached 40 points in a game, Eric McWilliams, 44 in 1970, and Sam Robinson, 41 in 1968. Several Lancers have reached 38 points in a game prior to 1990.
 

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