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Women's Cagers Can't Overcome Early Deficit, Fall To No. 12 Cerritos

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It was 11-0, then 19-2, and eventually 26-5. Unfortunately for the Pasadena City College women's basketball team, it was on the short end of those lopsided early scores as the state No. 20-ranked Lancers never could catch No. 12 Cerritos in a 75-58, South Coast Conference loss at Gahr High School Wednesday night. 

The Lancers are in unfamiliar territory with a 6-6 overall record and now 1-2 mark in the SCC. The last time PCC was under .500 in conference play after three games was in 2002, prior to the Lancers' run of seven straight appearances in the CCCAA State Championship tournament. PCC's state streak ended last year in a regional third-round playoff loss. 

PCC freshman shooting guard Stella Ghazarian (pictured) came off the bench to lead the team with 23 points, including draining five 3-pointers. Sophomore forward Destinee Sellers added 16 points while second-year center Tonisha Lacey had eight points and nine rebounds. Sellers and Ghazarian combined for 16 of the team's 24 field goals.

For Cerritos (11-3, 3-1 in SCC), Andrina Rendon scored 20 points, including 11 during the 26-5 spurt that opened the game. Deenesha Bee delivered a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Angela Pena had 10 points. The Falcons badly outrebounded PCC, 59-32.

The Lancers finish out the year 2011 with their annual trek to the San Jose City College Lady Jaguar Invitational Wednesday, Dec. 28 thru Friday, Dec. 30. Pasadena faces host San Jose in an opening round game at 6 p.m. on Dec. 28. The Lancers take on the winner-loser of Diablo Valley v. College of the Canyons the next day. 

Release Date: 12/22/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu