Softball returns to winning games

By Noe Ortega Softball is on a two-game winning streak after defeating Chaffey College and Los Angeles Valley College 7-3 and 4-1 on Thursday and Friday, while yesterday’s game was cancelled due to rain. The Huskies won their first conference game in South Coast Conference-North play against Chaffey on Thursday, making them 1-2 in the conference. “I’m really proud of the team. We bounced back after a couple tough games,…

March 22, 2017
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Baseball averts loss with final play

March 22, 2017

By Tiana Hunter and Dan Gudino Baseball bounced back with a walk-off win at home yesterday over Rio Hondo College, 6-5. El Camino defeated the Huskies 11-3 and 5-0 on Thursday and Saturday. In the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded, sophomore right fielder Kyle Francis reached for a pitch outside the strike zone and hit a sacrifice fly ball to right field, scoring sophomore center fielder Morgan…

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Softball team snaps three-game-losing streak

March 15, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez The softball team ended a three game-losing streak after defeating Orange Coast College in nonconference play 5-2 on Monday at home. “We had some girls that hit well today. Pitching actually did a pretty great job today,” softball head coach Erika Blanco said. The win improved the Huskies overall record of 12-10, but are still 0-2 in Southern Coast Conference North play. The Huskies had a slow…

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Women’s basketball upset by No. 8 Siskiyous

By Dan Gudino Women’s basketball seeded No.2 was upset by No. 8 seed College of Siskiyous at Las Positas College, 93-81 last Friday. Sophomore Katrina Reeves led all Huskies with 23 points, eight rebounds and two steals. Sophomore Tiffani Martinez scored 22 points and five rebounds. Martinez went quiet for the second half because she scored 14 of her 22 points in the first half. Martinez led in the SCC-North…

March 15, 2017
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Men’s basketball season ends

March 9, 2017

By Dan Gudino Men’s basketball ended its season today with a 90-76 loss to Feather River College in the California Community College Athletic Association state playoffs, held at Las Positas College. East Los Angeles College sophomore forward Roderick Williams played his last game as a Husky scoring 20 points and had seven rebounds. Williams will now transfer to the University of Texas at El Paso. ELAC was too small at…

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Women’s basketball advances to Elite Eight

March 8, 2017

By Dan Gudino Sophomore guard Allissa Gomez scored 14 points in overtime, sending women’s basketball to the Elite Eight of the state playoffs after an intense 70-64 win at home against Pasadena City College on Saturday. With two minutes to go in the game, Gomez splashed a go-ahead jump shot, falling to the floor on her back as she was fouled. She then closed the game with five straight free…

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Lack of swing prevents softball from victory

By Stephanie Guevara  The softball team recorded its third consecutive loss, 7-2, at home against Antelope Valley College last Wednesday. East Los Angeles College started strong in the first inning as starting sophomore pitcher Griselda Vazquez hit a solo home run. “Finally I hit it over. I’ve been working really hard for this and I’ve been putting extra work,” Vazquez said. The Huskies struggled to get hits off of AVC…

March 8, 2017
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Men’s basketball upsets No. 2 Compton

March 8, 2017

By Hector Gomez Men’s basketball advanced to the elite eight playoffs in the state after an 83-80 road win Saturday against number-two ranked El Camino College Compton Center. East Los Angeles College continued its great play in a thriller back and forth as it earned its trip to state. With a packed audience on the road, ELAC managed to thrive in a tough atmosphere and turn the game around in…

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Men’s basketball escapes with road playoff win

By Dan Gudino The round-two playoff win, 79-77, at Mount San Jacinto College puts men’s basketball into the sweet 16 of the state tournament and into the semifinal of Southern California Playoff Regional. ELAC began the first half with an 18 point lead, but let Mt. San Jacinto comeback, causing them to fight their way for the win. With a 77-77 tie and 11 seconds to go, ELAC head coach…

March 1, 2017
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Women’s basketball earns spot in Sweet 16

March 1, 2017

By Dan Gudino and Maria Isabel Cubillo  The talent off of the bench for women’s basketball carried the team in the win over Santa Ana College 88-74 at home Saturday, advancing to the Sweet 16 of the playoffs. The bench of East Los Angeles College proves the Huskies have more depth than most teams, outscoring the opponent’s bench in 21 of 29 games through the season. Sophomores, guard Katrina Reeves…

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