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Reserves Play Help Women's Hoops Rout Compton, 79-43
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team used Wednesday's South Coast Conference game at El Camino College-Compton Center as an opportunity to mix in its reserve players. All 12 Lancers in uniform scored at least one field goal as PCC rolled to a 79-43 victory.
PCC upped its record to 14-4 overall and 4-2 in conference. Compton dropped to 2-11 and 1-5 despite a game-high 14 points with 10 rebounds, four blocks and three steals from forward Shalis Hayes-Davis.
The Lancers' bench tallied 36 points and displayed spurts of energy, especially on the defensive end of the floor. Guard Erica Steward (pictured) led the reserves with a fine all-around performance. A Pasadena High product, Steward scored five points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out two assists and made a team-high four steals.
Centers Bri'ale McCoy and Melanie Samvalian each were productive as McCoy added five points and seven rebounds while Samvalian netted six points and four rebounds. Forward Tonisha Lacey made a bid for minutes as well with six points, two rebounds and two blocked shots. Guard Destinee Sellers contributed seven points and three rebounds.
The PCC starting lineup didn't have a huge performance, but collectively the five did enough to help the Lancers jump out to a commanding 42-17 halftime lead. Center Dominique Scott and point guard Stephanie DeFrance each notched a double-double. DeFrance led the Lancers with 13 points and 12 rebounds along with three assists and three steals. Scott chipped in 10 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
Starting forward Marquetta Stokes scored eight points while shooting guard Anna Shahinian had six points (two 3-pointers), four assists, and three steals. Forward Daniell Muepo rounded out the starting corps with six points and four boards.
Reserve guards Vera Machado (four points and four rebounds) and Kim Wong (three points, four rebounds and two steals) were the other Lancers to hit the scoreboard.
The Lancers next host East Los Angeles College Friday, Jan. 14 in a 5 p.m. conference game at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
Release Date: 01/13/11