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Wong Nets Eight 3s In Women's Hoops 99-47 Rout Over ECC Compton
Kim Wong became only the fifth Pasadena City College women's basketball player to ever make eight 3-point baskets in a game as the Lancers roared past visiting El Camino College-Compton Center, 99-47, Friday at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
Wong (from Arcadia High) drilled her eighth trey with 16 seconds left as she led the Lancers with her career high of 24 points. She took seventeen 3-point attempts and played 23 minutes off the PCC bench.
The last time a PCC player made eight 3-pointers in a game was Melia Basavand in the 2009 CCCAA state semifinals v. Ventura College. Basavand also holds the record for 3-point field goals in a game by a Lancer with 10 in a 2008 contest v. Imperial Valley. Renee Brubaker (nine in 2000), Yolonda Johnson (nine in 2005 v. San Bernardino Valley), and Jennifer Cleeland (eight v. Imperial Valley in 2001) were joined by Wong on the elite list of long-range bombers.
PCC shot extremely well from the free throw line, sinking 23 of 29 attempts (79.3 percent). Forward Marquetta Stokes had a perfect night shooting, making all eight of her free throws and going 4-for-4 from the field to score 16 points. Reserve center Bri'ale McCoy was 6-for-6 from the line and finished with six pionts and eight rebounds. Another backup center, Melanie Samvalian, was 3-for-4 on free throws a she tallied five points and five rebounds.
Starting center Dominique Scott converted all six of her shots from the floor in scoring 13 points with five rebounds, four steals, and two blocks. Sophomore guard Anna Shahinian was the team's most involved player on offense and defense as she scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out eight assists, and made five steals in 22 minutes of action.
Sophomore point guard Stephanie DeFrance added four points, nine assists, seven rebounds, and three steals while reserve guard Erica Steward contributed nine points.
For Compton, Evelyn Sanchez scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers.
Pasadena next travels to play East Los Angeles College on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.
Release Date: 02/11/11