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Women's Basketball Gets 15th Playoff Seed, Hosts 18th AVC Wednesday
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team went from no chance of making the postseason a few weeks to gaining the 15th seed at the Southern California Regional Playoff seedings meeting held Monday at Santa Ana College. It is the 11th straight season that Coach Joe Peron's teams have advanced to the regional playoffs.
A bonus for the Lancers was another home playoff game as PCC will host No. 18 seed Antelope Valley (18-11) in a first-round "play-in" game Wednesday, Feb. 22. Tip-off for the playoff is 7 p.m. at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. The play-in games feature the bottom four seeds and help set up the 16-team, second round.
The Lancers are a perfect 17-0 in their history in playoff games at the Hutto-Patterson gym since it opened its doors in 1999-2000.
If Pasadena defeats Antelope Valley, it would travel to face an old playoff nemesis at No. 2 Ventura College (29-1) on Saturday, Feb. 25. In 2009, the Lancers beat Ventura in the state semifinals on their way to winning the CCCAA State Championship. Last season, the Lancers defeated the Pirates in a second round game and they also beat them in the 2007 second round regionals.
Despite having the lowest winning percentage of any SoCal playoff team at 16-12, PCC fortunately plays in the powerful South Coast Conference, which produced the No. 1 seed Mt. San Antonio, No. 4 East Los Angeles, No. 5 Cerritos and No. 7 Long Beach. The Lancers put together upset victories over both Cerritos and ELAC in the conference's final weeks that helped the conference's fifth place team into the postseason field.
The 18-team SoCal Playoff Bracket is at the link below:
Photo--Sophomore center Tonisha Lacey, PCC's leading rebounder this year, will lead the Lancers into action Wednesday in the first round of the regional playoffs, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 02/20/12