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Mt. SAC Blanks Men's Cagers Over Last 5 Minutes, Win 70-57
For 34 minutes Friday night, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team traded basket for basket with state No. 2-ranked and South Coast Conference first-place Mt. San Antonio. In the last 5:30 of the game, the Lancers went cold as the Mounties scored the game's final 13 points and posted a 70-57 home win.
The Lancers dropped to 7-16 overall and 2-8 in conference play. Mt. SAC continues to be perfect in the SCC at 10-0 and improved to 21-3 overall.
PCC led by as much as 13 points (25-12) and had that cut to two, 31-29, by halftime. In the second half, the Lancers were up 40-33, but fell behind, 43-42, with 13 minutes left. Over the next several minutes, neither team did much offensively with PCC's Derrell Wallace tying the game, 57-57, on two free throws with 5:38 left. Little did the Lancers know it would not score again.
Mt. San Antonio and conference-leading scorer Antonio Biglow scored eight of his team's 10 points over the final minutes to put the game away. Biglow, a dynamic performer, finished with 28 points, five assists and four steals.
For Pasadena, sophomore guard Shawn Hampton came off the bench to score 21 points, making 9-for-15 from the field on an assortment of jumpers and layups. Wallace tallied 11 points and sophomore forward Marcus Harvey totaled nine points, 10 rebounds, five blocks, and three assists. Transfer center Josh Johnson added eight points and 10 rebounds.
The Lancers hosts LA Trade Tech Wednesday, Feb. 9 in a 7 p.m. tipoff.
[Photo--Marcus Harvey goes up to block a shot by Antonio Biglow (24) during the Lancers' 70-57 loss at Walnut, image by Richard Quinton. Note--Biglow is indeed wearing pink shoes as the Mounties held a breast cancer awareness fundraiser. Prior to the game, Lancer players showed compassion toward Mt. SAC player Julian McFadden, who spoke to the crowd about the loss of his own mother to breast cancer. Each of the PCC players and coaches hugged McFadden before tipoff.]
Release Date: 02/05/11