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And Loving It: Women's Hoops Rely On Point Guard As Playoffs Approach

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While different players continue to step in and out of the spotlight, the one constant on the Pasadena City College women's basketball team has been the consistent play of sophomore point guard Desiree Loving. 

The 5-foot-7 dribbling wizard made a visit back home when the Lancers played at El Camino College-Compton Center Friday night. Loving, a product of Centennial High in Compton, proved why she's one of the South Coast Conference's top players with another dazzling, all-around performance in PCC's 69-39 victory. 

Loving scored 20 points, sinking 6-for-6 at the free throw line and drilling her first two 3-point bombs of the season. She added seven assists, seven rebounds and made five steals. Loving is averaging 13 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists per game while leading the conference in free throw accuracy (77.5 percent). She also joined the 500-point club at PCC with a current 514 points in her two seasons as a Lancer.

The Lancers closed the regular season at 21-7 and a strong second place in the SCC North Division at 10-3. Ranked No. 8 in the state, PCC will await a probable home playoff seed. 

Against Compton, Averie-Alice Guzman totaled 10 points and five rebounds off the bench. Emily Thach added nine points while Tyler Crockom had five points, four assists and 12 rebounds. Brandi DuBose chipped in seven points and 12 rebounds.

Compton (3-22, 1-12) was led by Jessica Phillips with 13 points and 18 rebounds. 

[Photo--Desiree Loving sinks this shot from the corner Friday at El Camino College-Compton Center, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]

Release Date: 02/22/14
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu