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State No. 2 Women's Cagers Dominate LASW, 78-34

State No. 2 Women's Cagers Dominate LASW, 78-34 image

As scoring runs go, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team couldn't have put together a better one than it performed Saturday against Los Angeles Southwest College. Trailing early, 4-1, the Lancers outscored the Cougars, 61-11, by the five-minute mark of the second half en route to a 78-34, second round win during the PCC-hosted 13th Rose City Classic tournament.

The state's No. 2-ranked Lancers had spurts of 18-0 and 17-0 as part of the bonanza as 13 different players scored points. PCC extended its winning streak to four games, improved to 5-0 at home, and upped its overall record to 9-1.

Sophomore center Dominique Scott was 9-for-11 from the floor to pour in 22 points for her third consecutive 20-point game. Reserve freshman center Tonisha Lacey totaled a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Freshman guard Vera Machado added eight points, letterman guard Anna Shahinian seven points, first-year forward Marquetta Stokes six points, and frosh center Bri'ale McCoy five points.

Other PCC players of note were starting, second-year point guard Stephanie DeFrance with three points, six assists and four steals, and freshman reserve forward Melanie Samvalian, who had three points and pulled down nine rebounds off the bench. Erica Steward and Desiree Strings each netted four points.

PCC scored 40 of its points off of 27 LA Southwest turnovers. The Cougars, a South Coast Conference opponent of the Lancers, dropped to 5-9.

Pasadena closes the round-robin tournament Sunday at 5 p.m. when it faces defending state champion Ventura College. In other Saturday Rose City Classic contests, Ventura routed West Los Angeles, 68-41, and Rio Hondo defeated MiraCosta, 59-45.

[Photo--Vera Machado shows her long-range shooting form in PCC's win over MiraCosta Friday, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 12/18/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu