The Southern California Regional Round 3 playoff contest between visiting No. 5 seed Long Beach City College and host No. 4 Pasadena City College was everything as advertised. The two teams slugged it out for 40 minutes and it took every second of it to determine a winner Wednesday night. The Vikings ended the Lancers 2013-14 season, 64-62, in front of a large crowd at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
Sophomore forward Brandi DuBose set a Pasadena City College women's basketball playoff record by grabbing 18 rebounds to go with her team-high 13 points in the host No. 4-seeded Lancers 77-59, Southern California Regional Round 2 victory over No. 13 College of the Canyons Saturday night.
Seeded No. 4 in the Southern California Regional Playoffs, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team opens the 2014 postseason Friday, Feb. 28 when it hosts No. 13 College of the Canyons in a Round 2 game. Tip-off at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium is 7 p.m.
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.
For the 11th time in the past 12 seasons under head coach Joe Peron, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team hit the 20-win mark Wednesday behind an 87-55 rout over host Los Angeles Trade Tech.
From 2003 through 2011, arguably the most intense rivalry in women's sports was the one between Mt. San Antonio and Pasadena City Colleges in women's basketball. But since 2012, the Mounties program has appeared to distance itself not only from the Lancers but from most programs in the state.
Next Friday, Feb. 14 was supposed to be the Valentine's Day showdown between rivals Mt. San Antonio and the state No. 4-ranked Pasadena City College women's basketball team. But a not very funny thing happened on the way to the forum for the Lancers.
Missing both of the team's centers, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team turned to role player and sophomore forward Brandi DuBose to carry the team's inside game. DuBose answered a rare starting assignment by scoring 13 points with team highs in rebounds (nine) and steals (five) to help the state No. 4-ranked Lancers defeat Los Angeles Harbor, 73-55, Wednesday night. The game was part of Coaches vs. Cancer Night at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
The state No. 5-ranked Pasadena City College women's basketball team knew if it had any chance of catching South Coast Conference first-place Mt. San Antonio, it would have to upset No. 3 Long Beach City on the road Friday. The Lancers answered the challenge and kept their title hopes alive with a 77-70 overtime victory over the Vikings.
Pasadena City College women's basketball sophomore guard Tyler Crockom showed just how important she is to the success of the state No. 5-ranked Lancers Wednesday night. While the team's big three scorers struggled offensively, it was Crockom who stepped up with a huge first-half effort that helped PCC down Cerritos College, 59-42, in a South Coast Conference game at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
El Camino College made a little history for itself the last time it faced the state No. 5-ranked Pasadena City College women's basketball team. At the season-opening Rose City Classic, the Warriors won a game against the Lancers for the first time in PCC head coach Joe Peron's era, ending a streak of 24 straight games dating back to 1996 that Pasadena had defeated ECC.
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team got to show off its role players as the bench provided 51 points in the Lancers' 88-36 pounding over visiting El Camino College Compton Center Wednesday night. PCC improved to 15-5 overall and remain in second place in the South Coast Conference North Division at 4-1.
Still feeling stung by a tough loss against long-time rival Mt. San Antonio earlier in the week, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team used Friday's matchup v. visiting Los Angeles Trade Tech as a diagnostic tuneup. Turns out the Lancers engine is running fine as PCC drove to an 85-46, South Coast Conference rout.
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team entered its contest with rival and two-time defending state champion Mt. San Antonio in the role of favorite. But the state No. 3-ranked Lancers couldn't alter the recent trend of Mounties' success v. PCC. Rated No. 5, host Mt. SAC outlasted the Lancers, 65-61, to take over first place in the South Coast Conference North Division.
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.
For the first 10-plus minutes of its South Coast Conference North Division opener Wednesday, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team seemed stuck in a fog while opponent East Los Angeles jumped out to a 28-14 lead.
While the Pasadena City College women's basketball team won its final two games at the San Jose City College Lady Jaguar Invitational, the state No. 2-ranked Lancers are still feeling the sting from a 59-49 loss to No. 5 Fresno City College that opened the tourney on December 27.
For the second time in the last two weeks, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team had the daunting task of facing the state's No. 1-ranked team. The No. 7-ranked Lancers felt it was business as usual as they knocked Ventura College off California's top perch Saturday, 75-72, after doing the same to then No. 1 Long Beach City College on December 7.
Sophomore center Kaitlyn Parks became the 28th player in Pasadena City College women's basketball history to score 500 points in her career during the Lancers' 65-33 triumph over Citrus at the Ventura Crossover Tournament Friday night.
Under the radar but certainly a formidable opponent, the unranked Los Angeles Pierce College women's basketball team ended visiting state No. 4-rated Pasadena City College's six-game winning streak Wednesday, 81-77, thanks to the spectacular play of flashy guard Monica Jackson. The 5-foot-6 sophomore, the state's leading scorer in 2010-11, poured in 31 points.
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team is serving notice it belongs high on the state rankings after outlasting state No. 1-ranked Long Beach City College, 69-64, in overtime to capture the Irvine Valley Tournament title. The No. 7-rated Lancers won their second straight tourney championship, extended their winning streak to six games, and improved to 7-2 overall.
The Pasadena City College women's basketball team is one step away from winning a second straight tournament, but it will be a giant step to take. After defeating Rio Hondo, 68-54, Friday in the semifinals, the No. 7-rated Lancers will battle state No. 1-ranked Long Beach City College Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. in the championship final of the Irvine Valley Tournament.
Currently No. 7 ranked on the state poll, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team romped to an 83-51 victory over San Diego City to open the Irvine Valley Tournament on Thursday.
A 62-45, finals victory over Chaffey Sunday capped a 3-game run by the Pasadena City College women's basketball team in winning the Glendale College Vaquero Shootout tournament title. Ranked No. 9 in the pre-season state poll, the Lancers downed three Top 20 teams for the well-earned first-place trophy.
The rivalry between the Pasadena City College and Ventura College women's basketball teams wasn't created until 2009 when the Lancers and Pirates played one of the great state tournament games ever, a 106-93 win by PCC on the way to its only state championship.
Often after a tough loss, a team will hope for the opportunity to face that same opponent some time in the future. The Pasadena City College women's basketball team didn't have to wait a week to get another shot at Irvine Valley, a squad that downed the Lancers, 70-58, in the third place final of the PCC Rose City Classic.
In a tournament that has been dominated over the years by the host Pasadena City College women's basketball team, the Lancers' 15th Rose City Classic was a first for PCC and not in a good way. After a resounding win over West Los Angeles in its season opener Thursday, Pasadena suffered back-to-back losses against El Camino and Irvine Valley Colleges and settled for its lowest finish ever in the R-C-C in fourth place.
The last time the Pasadena City College women's basketball team played a real contest at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium, it was one of the most discouraging moments in head coach Joe Peron's 18 years running the Lancers. The team lost to Irvine Valley in the SoCal Regional Playoffs ending the program's 18-0 run in playoff games played at the HP Gym.
The 2013-14 Pasadena City College women's basketball team will show off its talents Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16 when the Lancers host the eight-team, 15th edition of the Rose City Classic tournament. The Lancers tip-off their 18th season under legendary, 412-win head coach Joe Peron on Thursday, Nov. 14 in an 8 p.m season opener v. West Los Angeles College.
The Pasadena City College 2013-14 men's and women's basketball teams will show off their skills to the public for the first time on Thursday, October 10 during their annual "Night Of Madness" at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. The Lancers teams will hit the floor at 9 p.m. as activities will continue on to midnight.
After finishing No. 9 in the final state poll this past season, the Pasadena City College women's basketball team and head coach Joe Peron placed four sophomores at 4-year universities for the 2013-14 season.