Sisters help lead women’s basketball team in solid season

By Cortez Cruz Serrato In their first season playing together, sisters Guadalupe and Kimberly Perez helped lead the East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team to an unprecedented season. The Perez sisters played a pivotal role in helping ELAC make the California Community College women’s basketball state championships final four, the first in school history. Guadalupe, 23, and Kimberly, 19, came into the season as sophomores. Kimberly played last year…

June 1, 2015
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Primus, Salmon shine in playoff win

AIR PRIMUS—East Los Angeles sophomore guard Teshon Burton attempts a shot mid-air before coming in for a landing in an 96-91 playoff win against Victor Valley College. CN/TADZIO GARCIA   By Andrew Ruiz Freshman forward Marquis Salmon and sophomore guard Je’Ron Primus combined for 54 points as the East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team defeated Victor Valley College, 96-91, on Feb. 25 in the first round of the California…

February 27, 2015
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ELAC sophomores recognized as team heads to playoffs

By Carlos Alvarez In their last game of the regular season, the state’s No. 3-ranked East Los Angeles College team defeated Los Angeles Trade Tech College 89-79 on Feb. 18. With the victory, ELAC received the No. 2-seed in the 2015 California Community College Athletic Association Southern Regional women’s basketball playoffs. ELAC finishes the regular season 26-3, 6-2 in the South Coast Conference South division. Trade Tech’s record falls to…

February 24, 2015
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Huskies win at the line

By Andrew Ruiz Prior to Jan. 30’s South Coast Conference divisional crossover game between East Los Angeles and El Camino College, Huskies freshmen Richard Bivens and Miles Ford joked about possibly making game-winning free throws this season. But what originally started as humor between the two, quickly turned into reality for Bivens, a forward from Ridgeview HS in Bakersfield, California, as he split a pair of free throws to give…

February 5, 2015
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Huskies bounce back after tough loss

By Andrew Ruiz The East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team returned home after a three-game road trip and defeated Los Angeles Harbor College, 86-74, on Jan. 28. The Huskies, who had won three consecutive games before losing to Long Beach City College on Jan. 23, hope to continue another winning streak as they face El Camino College, whose overall record is 6-12. Sophomore point guard Marcus Romain may have…

January 29, 2015
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Huskies come up short at buzzer

January 24, 2015

By Andrew Ruiz After a tough first half, Marcus Romain answered in the second, but came up short as the East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team fell to Long Beach City College, 74-71, Jan. 23. The Huskies battled for 38 minutes and 58.4 seconds, but in the last 1.4 seconds, Romain’s heave from about 30 feet out to force overtime hit the side of the rim as the buzzer…

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Huskies rout Beavers

By Andrew Ruiz Los Angeles Trade Technical College sought to get revenge against the East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team only to come up short, 86-80, on Jan. 16. The Huskies defeated Trade Tech 104-77 on Dec. 12 in the 43rd Annual Riverside Holiday Tournament in Riverside, California. With Trade Tech on its home court itching for its first South Coast Conference North Division win, ELAC was the perfect…

January 17, 2015
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Men’s basketball opens SCC with lackluster effort

January 9, 2015

By Carlos Alvarez The East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team led 7-4 five minutes into the game. From that point on, the State’s No. 1-ranked team Mt. San Antonio College dominated with a 87-67 victory Jan. 7. Riding a three-game losing the streak, ELAC was out rebounded, out hustled and out worked during the teams’ South Coast Conference North Division opener. “We just (have to) forget about this game…

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Basketball standout makes big move

By William Hernandez Originally from Brooklyn, New York, guard Marcus Romain of the men’s basketball team arrived just in time to help push East Los Angeles College to its first conference title in 42 years. Before he committed to ELAC in 2013, Romain was offered a full-ride scholarship to play for the nation’s most successful junior college, Odessa College, National Junior College Athletic Association   champion. “Odessa is a good…

March 13, 2014
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Women’s Basketball dominates, ready for LA Trade Tech

By: Carlos Alvarez The East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team took care of business against El Camino College Compton Center with a dominating, 88-42, South Coast Conference North Division victory. With hopes of making the playoffs still alive their true test is today at 5 p.m. when they host Los Angeles Trade Tech College. “Will make the playoffs based on the power rankings, but we want to win out to…

February 14, 2014
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