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Women's Cagers Unable To Keep Up With No. 2 Mt. SAC
After its finest game of the season Wednesday in an upset over state No. 6-ranked Cerritos, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team suffered a letdown Friday. The Lancers went nearly eight minutes before scoring their first field goal as No. 2-ranked and South Coast Conference first-place Mt. San Antonio handed them a 77-53 loss at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
PCC (12-12 overall, 6-6 and in fifth place in the conference) fell behind 15-0, then showed some resilience by cutting the deficit to 32-26 by halftime. But the Mounties (24-2, 10-0 in SCC play) dominated the second half, rebuilding their large advantage to 23 points by the midway point of the period.
The Lancers most consistent player and leading scorer Marquetta Stokes (sophomore forward) led the team with 14 points and made a game-high seven steals. Frosh guard Stella Ghazarian added 10 points while reserve sophomore guard Kim Wong had six points.
Morgan Mason poured in 25 points to lead the Mounties.
The Lancers did continue their recent strong free throw shooting, making 19 of 28 attempts while Mt. SAC was even more efficient at 17 of 21.
PCC will try to keep its postseason hopes alive when it travels to face Los Angeles Trade-Tech Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. The Lancers have four games remaining in the conference season.
[Photo--This was the type of night it was for the Lancers as Sabrina Martinez (gold jersey) has her shot blocked by Mt. SAC's Danielle Peacon during PCC's home loss Friday, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 02/04/12