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Rally Hits Breaking Point, Men's Cagers Fall To El Camino, 74-62

Rally Hits Breaking Point, Men's Cagers Fall To El Camino, 74-62 image

After a closely played first half Friday night, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team was poised to keep up with visiting El Camino College in the final 20 minutes. The Lancers, though, fell behind by 12 points, 44-32, then battled back to cut it to 52-49.

With 7:40 left, PCC's Derrell Wallace sent up a 3-pointer, but the shot rattled off the rim for a miss. A made shot would have tied the game. Instead, it marked the last time the Lancers would close in on the Warriors. El Camino scored the next eight straight points and came away with a 74-62 win at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.

The Lancers dropped to 6-15 overall and 1-7 in the South Coast Conference North Division. El Camino upped its mark to 9-12 and 2-6 in the SCC South Division. Crossovers count this season on the team's conference record. 

For PCC, sophomore post player Marcus Harvey totaled 12 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots. Transfer forward Josh Johnson led the team with 13 points, adding seven rebounds. Wallace contributed 12 points as did forward Evan Brooks. Point guard Antwain Cleary added eight assists and three points.

El Camino was paced by Joseph Malone , who scored 18 points and dished out five assists, and Vince Fuller with 14 points and 10 rebounds. 

Pasadena travels to face Cerritos College Tuesday, Feb. 1 in an 8 p.m. tipoff at the Falcons temporary 2011 home--Gahr High School. 

[Photo--Marcus Harvey goes up high for a shot attempt during the Lancers' 74-62 loss to El Camino at PCC Friday, image by Richard Quinton.]

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