Michael Cooper, a Pasadena City College Hall of Fame men's basketball legend and later a NBA top defensive wizard for the Los Angeles Lakers, is returning to PCC as the head coach of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream. On Saturday, May 7, Cooper's Dream squad plays the Los Angeles Sparks in an exhibition game at PCC's Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. Tip-off is 4 p.m.
Leading 14-6 after the first seven minutes Wednesday, the No. 14-seeded Pasadena City College women's basketball team appeared focused in its quest to advance to the regional finals and beyond. But No. 6 East Los Angeles had revenge on its mind from a 24-point home loss to the Lancers on Feb. 12. The Huskies defense and rebounding took over while PCC's offense went cold as the Lancers season came to an end, 58-45, in Round 3 of the SoCal Regional Playoffs.
Good things keep happening in the world of Pasadena City College women's basketball point guard Judith Espinoza as the sophomore was named to the All-State Third Team by region coaches. PCC placed a player on the All-State teams for the sixth straight season and 12th time in the last 13 years.
Judith Espinoza didn't want her community college career to end despite the odds against her 14th seeded Pasadena City College women's basketball team. So she took matters into her own hands Saturday as she tied a Lancers single-game playoff high of 35 points as visiting PCC shocked No. 3 Ventura, 72-65, in Round 2 of the SoCal Regional Playoffs.
The 14th seeded Pasadena City College women's basketball team placed four players on the the 2015-16 All-South Coast Conference North Division Team. Sophomore point guard Judith Espinoza and freshman forward Ilianna Blanc were named to the First Team while frosh guard Ella Stepanian and sophomore guard Kyrstin Nakamura were chosen to the Second Team.
The 14th seeded Pasadena City College women's basketball team played sound defense and used a late second-quarter scoring run to defeat No. 19 Rio Hondo College, 65-54, in Round 1 of the Southern California Regional Playoffs Wednesday night. PCC improved to 20-2 in its history at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium in rewarding head coach Joe Peron with a win in his 50th postseason contest.
For the first time in two years, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team will host a SoCal Regional Playoff game. The Lancers earned the No. 14 seed and will play No. 19 Rio Hondo College in Round 1 of the playoffs this Wednesday, Feb. 24. Tip-off is 7 p.m. at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
The 15th regionally ranked Pasadena City College women's basketball team faced perhaps the state's best team in SoCal No. 1 Mt. San Antonio Friday night in its South Coast Conference North Division and regular season finale. The Lancers surprised the Mounties and led at halftime before Mt. SAC pulled away for a 55-43 win at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
Perhaps gelling at the right time, the unranked Pasadena City College women's basketball team showed host and SoCal Region No. 7-ranked East Los Angeles it meant business Friday night. The Lancers took a 22-15 first quarter lead, extended it to 13 by halftime, and ran away in the second half with a 77-53 rout over the Huskies.
For the past 14 straight seasons, the successful Pasadena City College women's basketball team has earned a spot in the Southern California Regional Playoffs. At their peak, the Lancers had a seven-season period from 2003-2010 when they advanced to the CCCAA State Championship tournament each year. In 2009, PCC won its first state title in all women's sports.
Sophomore guard Judith Espinoza became just the 11th Pasadena City College women's basketball player to reach 800 points in a career Wednesday, but her 24 points were far from enough at South region No. 2-ranked Mt. San Antonio in a 96-71 Lancers' loss.
After dropping out of this week's SoCal Top 15 rankings, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team was determined to take down No. 7 East Los Angeles Wednesday. The Lancers and Huskies locked up in a defensive battle but ELAC prevailed, 51-47, in the South Coast Conference North Division contest at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
Sophomore point guard Judith Espinoza passed Pasadena City College Sports Hall of Famer Tiana Sanders (1998-99) into 16th place on the Lancers all-time scoring list. Espinoza is now at 750 points in her career.
Host Los Angeles Trade Tech stopped an 11-game series losing streak v. the Pasadena City College women's basketball team Wednesday, handing the Lancers a 72-65 defeat in the South Coast Conference North Division opener for both teams.
Cerritos College limited the Pasadena City College women's basketball team to its lowest score in Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium history in defeating the Lancers, 67-40, Friday night in a South Coast Conference crossover game. The gym opened its doors in the 1999-2000 season.
Ranked No. 12 in the latest Southern California rankings, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team found itself trailing late at El Camino College in a South Coast Conference crossover game Wednesday. The Lancers, though, rediscovered their range from the 3-point circle in edging the Warriors, 65-64.
After a series of defensive, low-scoring games, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team finally was able to run the floor with a more up-tempo style Friday night. The Lancers snapped a 3-game losing streak by just missing the century mark in a 99-45 rout over Los Angeles Harbor in a South Coast Conference crossover game at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
When the Pasadena City College women's basketball team lost two straight games at the annual San Jose City Lady Jaguar Invitational Dec. 27-28, it was truly an unusual finish for the Lancers. It marked the first time since Nov. 15-16, 2001 that a PCC team did not advance to the final day of a tourney.
Ranked No. 13 in the latest state poll, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team has not fared as well against the higher rated squads. While PCC took third place at the College of the Desert Winter Classic December 17-19, the team's loss came against No. 2-ranked Mt. San Jacinto, 71-54, in the semifinals.
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team played some of the toughest competition in the state in going 2-2 and taking sixth place at the 16-team, College of the Sequoias 39th Gilcrest Invitational Tournament held December 3-6.
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team sank 24 baskets from beyond the 3-point arc during its three tourney games as the Lancers took third place at the Glendale Lady Vaquero Shootout November 19-21. After seven games, PCC leads the region and is second in the state in 3-point baskets with 55.
Ahead by 16 points early in the third quarter Sunday, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team appeared to be on its way to the 2nd Honda of Pasadena title. Instead, Long Beach City College made a furious rally and took the championship away from the host Lancers with a 62-57 victory at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team continues to enjoy its 2nd Honda of Pasadena Classic tournament after routing Pierce, 94-41, in the semifinals Saturday night at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
The first look at home of the 2015-16 Lancers by Pasadena City College women's basketball fans was a fun one as it brought back memories of the team's up-tempo style that helped the program make seven straight CCCAA State Tournament apperances from 2004-2010. PCC opened its 2nd Honda of Pasadena Classic tourney with an 84-38 rout over Imperial Valley at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team hosts the 2nd Honda of Pasadena Classic tournament this Friday-Sunday, Nov. 13-15 at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. The Lancers are one of eight teams participating along with College of the Desert, College of the Sequoias, LA Southwest, Pierce, Imperial Valley, MiraCosta, and Long Beach City College.
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team has reloaded its roster and expects to be a contender for the South Coast Conference title as well as a formidable postseason squad in the 2015-16 season.