Men’s basketball place third in tournament

By Dan Gudino

The men’s basketball team placed third at the Gregg Anderson Memorial Classic at Antelope Valley College on Sunday when it beat Los Angeles Harbor College 77-64.

The tournament started with a win over Ventura College 89-84 in the opening round on Friday. On Saturday in round two, the Huskies received its first loss of the season after losing in overtime 89-82  against No. 4 state-ranked San Bernardino Valley College.

East Los Angeles College  freshman guard Iziahiah Sweeny led the team and averaged 17 points per game in the tournament.

The Huskies moved up in the state rankings. Previously ranked No 8., ELAC is now at No. 6, and has an 8-1 record.

ELAC is on top of the standings, amongst the South Coast Conference-North. Conference play has not started, yet its second place team El Camino Compton-Center College is 3-5 and on a four game losing streak.

 Statistically, ELAC is a top ten team in three-point percentage.

The Huskies face Oxnard College at home in the South Gym Dec. 15 at 5 p.m.

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