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SCC Crossover Games Problem For Men's Basketball

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A member of the South Coast Conference North Division, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team has one more chance to record a win v. a SCC South Division opponent. The Lancers host Cerritos College Wednesday, Feb. 1 in a 7 p.m. tip-off at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.

The Lancers (12-11 overall, 3-5 in SCC play) are on a 4-game losing streak, all against SCC crossover opponents, including a 68-58 loss Friday night at El Camino College. Pasadena had a 3-game win streak v. fellow North Division opponents going into the slump.

While PCC still has a shot at making the Southern California Regional Playoff field, the team is trying to maintain its second place standing in the North. PCC has five regular season games remaining, four v. the North.

"We have to figure out how to get our legs back," said PCC head coach Michael Swanegan. "The freshmen have hit a plateau, but now it's a matter of we have to win. We lost a cushion during this poor streak. If we have any chance of making the playoffs, there's no more room for off games."

Although the team continues to lead the division in defense, the Lancers have averaged just 54 points in the last four games. Against El Camino, sophomore guard and SCC-leading scorer Givon Crump once again played limited minutes and totaled just 10 points. Frosh guard Chris Smith (Monrovia High, pictured) led the Lancers with 13 points and Kameron Burch had eight points off the bench.

Starting point guard Jerrick Thomas, a sophomore, totaled seven points and led the team in rebounds (eight), assists (four), and steals (three).

El Camino (13-7, 4-4 in SCC play) was led by Cameron Gray with 24 points.

Release Date: 01/28/12
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu