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Wong Drains Nine 3s, Scores 30 In Women's Hoops Triumph
Lightning indeed struck twice for Pasadena City College women's basketball sophomore guard Kim Wong. Exactly one year after she poured in eight 3-pointers in a win over El Camino College-Compton Center, Wong did one better Friday night, swishing nine 3s as part of her career-high 30 points in the Lancers' 79-43 win over host Compton.
Wong missed by one of tying the school record for treys in a game as her one 2-point basket was a first-half jumper in which she touched the 3-point line. Last season, Anna Shahinian tied the record of 10 long-range makes set originally by Melia Basavand in 2008. Wong joined Basavand as the only two Lancers to make at least eight 3s on two occasions.
An Arcadia High graduate, Wong got things going with three straight bombs, the third she turned into a 4-point play after being fouled. She had 12 points to help PCC take a 35-20 halftime lead. In the second half, Wong immediately sank two treys. Late in the game, the 5-foot-4 Wong kept sinking the shots beyond the circle as her teammates worked to get her the ball each possession. She finished making 10 of 19 shots overall and 9-for-17 on threes.
Pasadena improved to 14-12 and reached two games above the .500 mark in South Coast Conference play, now 8-6, in fifth place. Despite 20 points by Evelyn Sanchez, Compton dropped to 1-18 and 1-13 in SCC games.
Sophomore guard Vera Machado added 21 points, including three 3-pointers for the Lancers. Three bench players who haven't seen much playing time during the regular season pitched in production. Frosh forward Araceli "Gabby" Perez pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds and scored four points. Freshman forward Ashlee Cornelious grabbed nine rebounds (one point) and frosh guard Kahlia Theus dished out four assists and had four boards.
Overall, PCC made 14 of 32 long-range baskets. The Lancers outrebounded the Tartars, 65-36.
PCC hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Night in its final home game of the 2011-2012 season on Wednesday, Feb. 15 against East Los Angeles College. The 5 p.m. game at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium will see the Lancers don pink warmup shirts and many players wearing other pink reminders. PCC will donate all proceeds from the game to local hospitals as the Lancers encourage all adult women to have annual health screenings.
Release Date: 02/10/12