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Scott Returns With Double-Double In Women Basketball's 6th Consecutive Win

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After sitting out the past two games with an ankle sprain, sophomore center Dominique Scott returned to the lineup for the Pasadena City College women's basketball team Friday night.  Like relaxing on a favorite living room sofa, Scott settled back into her domain in the paint, scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in the Lancers' 85-52, South Coast Conference victory over El Camino College at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.

Scott, who added three assists and two blocks, helped PCC win its sixth straight game, improving to 18-4 overall and 8-2 in a tie for second place in the conference race.

While Scott led four players in scoring double figures, Pasadena played without sophomore guard Anna Shahinian (ill) and then lost letterman point guard Stephanie DeFrance to an unspecified leg injury with 15:44 left in the game. 

PCC led 46-16 by halftime and withstood a bevy of 3-pointers by El Camino in the second half in cruising to the easy triumph. El Camino fell to 8-12, 4-7 in SCC play despite 14 points (four treys) by Cecily Saavedra and 13 points (three 3-pointers) by Lindsay Wong. 

The Lancers had several outstanding performances from their bench, including a double-double by frosh center Tonisha Lacey, who totaled 10 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Kim Wong tallied eight points, including two corner 3-pointers. Frosh guard Vera Machado added eight points, four rebounds and three steals.

The starters weren't shabby either as transfer guard Destinee Sellers made 11 points, seven assists, and five rebounds, first-year forward Marquetta Stokes scored 10 points, and freshman forward Danielle Muepo netted nine points and five rebounds. DeFrance had six assists, seven rebounds and three steals plus two points before getting hurt.

The state's 9th-ranked Lancers will look to avenge an earlier conference loss to No. 6 Cerritos College when they play the Falcons at Gahr High School on Tuesday, Feb. 1 in a 6 p.m. tipoff. PCC is one game back in the conference standings behind No. 3-ranked Mt. San Antonio. PCC is tied with Cerritos for second place. 

[Photo--Dominique Scott (left, 34) and Tonisha Lacey (right, 33) converge on an El Camino player during the Lancers' 85-52 win over El Camino Friday night, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 01/28/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu