Women's Basketball Overwhelms ECC Compton, 83-29
For the 11th time this season, the No. 9-ranked Pasadena City College women's basketball team held an opponent to less than 50 points with all 11 games resulting in wins. The Lancers' 83-29 rout over visiting El Camino College-Compton Center Wednesday evening proved to be the lowest point total allowed all season, the most points scored by PCC, and the 54-point margin of victory the largest also of the 2012-2013 campaign.
The marks were all set against a Tartars team that is winless this season at 0-19 overall. PCC improved to 17-6 overall and 7-4, remaining in third place in the South Coast Conference.
Frosh center Kaitlyn Parks totaled 17 points and 15 rebounds while sophomore guard Stella Ghazarian dropped in 15 points. Reserve freshman guard Desiree Loving added 12 points and six assists.
Other Lancers contributing were transfer guard Angeline Jefferson with nine points and three assists, first-year forward Brandi DuBose with eight points, four rebounds and three steals, sophomore guard Kahlia Theus totaling six points and five steals, and reserve freshman forward Averie Alice-Guzman chipping in six points.
Compton was led by Maylasia LaShaul, who scored 10 points. PCC used 18 steals to help force 35 Tartar turnovvers. The team also did a good job moving the ball offensively in dishing out 24 assists as part of its 35 field goals made. The Lancers made 10-for-12 from the free throw line (several on one-handed attempts for an 83.3 percent success rate.
PCC plays at El Camino College (Torrance) this Friday, Feb. 8 in a 5 p.m. SCC tilt.
[Photo--It looks like PCC guard Angeline Jefferson is playing soccer with the basketball, but she is actually on a dribble-drive, fast break to the Compton basket Wednesday in the Lancers win at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]