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Crump Scores 39 As Men's Basketball Returns To Win Column

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Sophomore guard Givon Crump posted the fifth-highest scoring game in Pasadena City College men's basketball history Wednesday as his 39 points propelled the Lancers over Cerritos College, 73-60, in a South Coast Conference game at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.

PCC snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 13-11 overall, 4-5 in the SCC North Division standings. The team also finally beat a South Division opponent for the first time this season in five attempts.

Crump put on a clinic, especially in the first half when he scored 25 points as Pasadena took a commanding 42-28 halftime lead. The South Coast Conference-leading scorer capped a 15-2 run to start the game with a thundering, fast-break dunk (see photo). By the nine-minute mark, Crump had scored 16 points with PCC leading 24-13. His 3-point bomb with seven seconds left in the half capped a 20-minute period of scorching scoring.

Overall, he was a near perfect 7-for-8 from 3-point range, 10-for-11 from the line, and 11 of 18 shots from the field. He added 10 rebounds and outscored the rest of his teammates by five points (the next highest scoring Lancer was Chris Smith with nine points).

"When he wants to, he's a prolific scorer," said PCC head coach Michael Swanegan. "He was making 3-pointers, something he hasn't been doing for us during our slump. Our team defense was solid and helped us take control of the game. After Givon, we still need to do a better job on offense."

Freshman Lorelle Martin added eight points and four rebounds while guard Ryan McGrath added two late baskets for five points.

The Lancers host conference-leading Mt. San Antonio Friday, Feb. 3 in a 7 p.m. tip-off at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.

FIVE HIGHEST SCORING GAMES IN PCC MEN'S BASKETBALL HISTORY

Harold Cleveland, 48 points, Nov. 9, 2007, v. San Jose
Eric McWilliams, 44, 1970
Sam Robinson, 41, 1968
Terrell Stovall, 41, Nov. 15, 2003, v. Mt. San Jacinto
Givon Crump, 39, Feb. 1, 2012 v. Cerritos

[Photo--Givon Crump puts down the dunk during his season-high, 39-point performance in PCC's win v. Cerritos Wednesday, image by Richard Quinton.]
 

Release Date: 02/02/12
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu