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Women's Cager Parks On Mark During 34-Point Win Over LASW
Kaitlyn Parks made 9 of her 10 shots from the floor on her way to 20 points as the state No. 3-ranked Pasadena City College women's basketball team routed host Los Angeles Southwest, 77-43, Friday in a South Coast Conference game.
Parks, a sophomore center, displayed her soft touch inside the paint, hitting mostly layups but also a few short jumpers. Her defense was equally impressive, making a game-high five of PCC's 14 steals. She added five rebounds.
The Lancers (13-4, 2-0 in SCC play) shot well from the free throw line, sinking 22 of 31 attempts for a 71 percent accuracy. Sophomore guard Skai Thompson was 7-for-8 at the line for all of her points.
Pasadena's bench also impressed, especially outside shooting bomber guards Kiara Phillips and Tyler Polk. Phillips buried three 3-pointers as part of her 11 points while Polk added 12 points (two treys) and four rebounds.
Sophomore starting guards Desiree Loving (seven points, eight assists) and Tyler Crockom (nine points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals) served as playmakers and pushed PCC's fast break.
LA Southwest (2-10, 0-2) opened an early 11-5 lead, but PCC responded by outscoring the Cougars, 28-8, over the final seven minutes of the first half. LASW was led by Christyan Scorza with 14 points.
The Lancers renew their rivalry with two-time defending state champion Mt. San Antonio on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Tip-off is 7 p.m. at the Mounties' gym.
[Photo--Kaitlyn Parks goes up for a basket during PCC's win at Los Angeles Southwest College Friday night, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]
Release Date: 01/11/14