Women’s basketball team makes history

TAKING IT AWAY—ELAC’s No. 11, Laroyla Sargent grabs onto the ball that Cougar Cranesha Jennings, No. 24, is holding to create a jump ball as Dorian Quinonez, No. 30, looks on. CN/Tadzio Garcia


By Tadzio Garcia

The state’s 10th ranked Huskies posted two South Coast Conference victories on the road, one for the records books, winning by their largest margins of the year.

The Huskies rolled past El Camino College Compton Center last Wednesday by 63 points, 95-34, a school record. The Huskies also dunked Los Angeles Southwest College, 76-31, last Friday.

Keyanna Johnson scored a season-high 30 points at Compton while also posting four steals and two assists. Jamie Robinson scored 24 points and was impressive with seven rebounds.

Other Husky highlights include Antineisha Hill who chipped in seven points while adding 11 rebounds and three steals. Francis Ordonez scored six points while grabbing seven rebounds.

East Los Angeles College led 37-10 at halftime against LA Southwest, the 2010 SCC champions.

Top marks for the Huskies include Johnson (10 points, 1 rebound, 9 steals, 3 assists) and Hill (3 points, 7 rebounds, 6 steals, 4 assists) who both played a short game “so all ELAC players could gain valuable experience,” Robinson said.

Robinson posted seven points and passed five assists. “We do what we do best when we get on the court,” Robinson said.

Rounding out top Husky performances included Ordonez, who added 10 points and eight rebounds. Dorian Quinonez scored 10 points hauling down seven rebounds. Bobbie Johnson added 10 points and 6 rebounds. Laroyla Sargent scored eight points clutching in seven rebounds.

“We had the most assists all year because we shared the ball. The team met the challenge against a good post player (in Brittany Jones),” said 6-year head coach Bruce Turner.

LA Southwest’s Jones is the second highest scorer in the SCC, scoring 18 points per game. Johnson is the third highest scorer in the SCC averaging 17.2 points.

The Huskies host Long Beach City College tomorrow at 5:00 pm in a key South Coast Conference game. ELAC is 17-4 overall, is in third place in the South Coast Conference at 7-2, just ahead of fourth place Long Beach (14-4, 6-3).

Long Beach is the No. 15 ranked team in the state. The teams previously met Dec. 9, 2011 at Long Beach when both were 9-1 overall and 1-0 in the SCC. ELAC ran to a 66-54 victory.

FLYING HIGH—ELAC’s Aires McCarther, No. 23, attempts a basket as Jessica Martinez, No. 20, watches the player she is covering. CN/Tadzio Garcia

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