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