Huisha Bush, the long-time announcer for Pasadena City College women's and men's basketball games, is the new public address voice for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. With more than 10,000 fans in attendance, Bush announced the Sparks' home-opening victory over Seattle on Sunday at the Staples Center.
For the first time since Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium opened its doors at Pasadena City College in 1999-2000, the Lancers women's basketball team lost a home playoff game as No. 11 seed Irvine Valley College upset the No. 6 seed PCC, 66-53, Saturday night. It was a Round 2 game of the Southern California Regional Playoffs.
Pasadena City College women's basketball sophomore point guard Shay Jackson was selected to the All-State Second Team and joined freshman center Kaitlyn Parks as choices to the All-South Coast Conference First Team.
Fresh off a 22-6 regular season and a third place finish in the South Coast Conference, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team received the No. 6 seed and will host No. 11 Irvine Valley in Round 2 of the Southern California Regional Playoffs. The Lancers and Lasers, from the Orange Empire Conference, will meet Saturday, March 2 in a 7 p.m. tip-off at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
In 17 seasons under head coach Joe Peron, no Pasadena City College women's basketball team has clamped down on defense better than the 2012-2013 Lancers. On Friday night, PCC did its routine of swallowing the other team's offense while playing enough offense of its own to notch a 66-45 victory at Cerritos College in the South Coast Conference finale.
For more than 15 minutes Wednesday night, Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium might as well have been the Shatford Library. Visiting Los Angeles Trade Tech, the eighth place team in the South Coast Conference, rolled into the facility with a skeleton, 5-player, no subs squad, and quietly outplayed the state's No. 9-ranked Pasadena City College women's basketball team for most of the first half.
In most recent seasons, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team built its reputation on a high energy, quick-paced offense and one of the state's top fastbreak units. But in 2012-13, the Lancers have utilized a tight half court defense, one that has been the theme of the team's success.
Once again, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team met a challenge and conquered it on Wednesday evening. The Lancers grabbed sole possession of third place in the South Coast Conference, avenging an early league loss to Los Angeles Southwest with a 66-62 triumph over the Cougars at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
While defense has been a constant for the Pasadena City College women's basketball team this season, head coach Joe Peron has looked for better production on offense, particularly from his sophomore starting guards. On Friday night for one of the few times this season, the pair of point guard Shay Jackson and shooting specialist Stella Ghazarian emerged together in the same game.
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.
After an upset victory over No. 5-ranked Long Beach City College Wednesday, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team set its sights on a bigger fish to reel in---state No. 1 Mt. San Antonio College. With 16 minutes left, the 10th-rated Lancers led, 38-37, on a long 3-point bomb by Stella Ghazarian.
The old school-yard line "I can beat you with one hand tied behind my back," applied Wednesday during a South Coast Conference and state top 10 matchup between visiting No. 5 Long Beach and the No. 10 Pasadena City College women's basketball team. In an effort to solve the team's season-long issues at the free throw line, PCC head coach Joe Peron instructed his players to shoot free throws with one hand while the other hand tucked behind their backs. That strategy resulted in seven straight free throws being made during a 56-44 upset win by the Lancers.
One only has to look at the final game box to see how the state No. 11-ranked Pasadena City College women's basketball team's second string proved to be an important factor in the Lancers' 54-51, South Coast Conference victory over Cerritos College at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium Wednesday night.
Sophomore guard Stella Ghazarian showed the form Friday night that made her an All-South Coast Conference Second Team selection last season. Ghazarian converted 8-for-12 shots from the field, including drilling five 3-point bombs as part of her season-high 24 points in leading the Pasadena City College women's basketball team to an 80-49 road victory at Los Angeles Trade Tech.
Ranked No. 11 in this week's state poll, but still reeling a bit from an upset loss at Los Angeles Southwest on Jan. 11, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team had reason to be concerned about facing the No. 14-ranked Huskies at East Los Angeles College. The Lancers proceeded to play easily their best game in the South Coast Conference thus far, nearly leading from start to finish in a 68-54 triumph.
It appears the 2012-2013 South Coast Conference season will be another struggle for the Pasadena City College women's basketball team. Despite a current No. 11 ranking in the state (eighth in the Southland), the Lancers dropped to 2-3 in conference play as host Los Angeles Southwest College upset them, 84-81, Jan. 11.
On a night when the college paid tribute to head coach Joe Peron for his accomplishment of 400 wins in his 17-year career, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team stretched its winning streak over El Camino College to 23 games with a 72-41 triumph Wednesday.
With her team playing sluggishly during the first half, freshman forward Tyler Crockom scored 11 of the Lancers' first 16 points. In the second half, it was Crockom's defensive work, including six steals, that allowed the Pasadena City College women's basketball team to pull away from feisty host El Camino College-Compton Center, 68-38, Friday night.
Already the winningest head coach in Pasadena City College basketball history, Joe Peron reached another milestone Sunday in notching career win No. 400 in now his 17th season in charge of the Lancers. The PCC women downed host San Jose, 56-48, to take third place at the San Jose City College Lady Jaguar Invitational.
Dropped to No. 10 in the state poll after losing three of its last four games, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team returned to the win column Friday with a 54-44 triumph over Laney in the opening round of the San Jose City College Lady Jaguar Invitational.
Many could argue that the rivalry between Pasadena City College and Mt. San Antonio in women's basketball is the most heralded in community college sports. The programs have played epic battles, including the 2004 state championship final, and a few overtime games that decided conference titles between them.
With a state No. 8-ranking and an 8-1 record, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team hoped it had erased the memories of last season when the team struggled to a fifth place finish in the powerful South Coast Conference. On Wednesday, No. 10 Long Beach City College handed the Lancers a conference-opening defeat for the second consecutive season.
On Sunday, the final day of the 15th Rose City Classic at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team found itself facing the possibility of a second straight loss and surely a big drop from its current state No. 5 ranking.
Off to its best start to a season in six years, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team had thoughts of the 2006-2007 season when the Lancers set a school record with a 28-game win streak. One-fourth of that isn't bad but state No. 5-ranked PCC will have to settle for a 7-game win streak after unranked Los Angeles Pierce College pulled off a 64-52 upset at the 15th Rose City Classic Saturday evening.
One of just three teams in the state still undefeated, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team rolled to its seventh straight victory, 70-55, over West Los Angeles in the opening round of the 15th Rose City Classic Tournament Friday at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
For the second time in the 15-year history of the Rose City Classic, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team will host a 6-team, round-robin tournament with no team champion and only an all-tournament individual team selected. The Lancers will participate in three of the nine games over three days from Friday-Sunday, Dec. 7-9 at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
Like a sports car driving on its way to Las Vegas, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team has left the disappointment of last season behind in its rear view mirror. The No. 10-ranked Lancers are back to being a state power as exemplified by their triumph in winning the Saddleback College Lady Gaucho Classic II held Nov. 16-18 in Mission Viejo.
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team finished 3-0 at the PCC-hosted Veteran's Day Classic, the 2012-13 season-opening round robin tournament held at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium from Nov. 9-11.
Last season was a trying one at times for Pasadena City College women's basketball head coach Joe Peron. A perennial state power, the Lancers struggled in South Coast Conference play last season and while the team came on strong late in the year, the team did not advance to the third round of regional playoffs for the first time since 2002.
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team opens the 2012-2013 season on Friday, Nov. 9 by hosting the annual Veteran's Day Classic tip-off tournament at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. The three-day event will feature nine round-robin games between six colleges.
Joe Peron, about to begin his 17th season as Pasadena City College women's basketball head coach, joins five other individuals as the 2012 class of the John Muir High School Alumni Hall of Fame. The Muir HOF ceremony takes place on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. held at the high school's Rufus Mead Auditorium. It is free to the public.
The Pasadena City College 2012-2013 men's and women's basketball teams will be introduced and perform different drills during the Lancers' "Night of Madness" on Thursday, October 11 at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. The event takes place between 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Admission is free.
The final day of open tryouts for the 2012-2013 Pasadena City College women's basketball team takes place on Thursday, Sept. 6 between 3:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
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