ELAC’s Men’s Basketball bring home a close win

By Will Hernandez With their backs against the wall, the men’s basketball team beat El Camino College Compton Center, 105-100, Tuesday night.  ELAC entered the game with a two-game losing streak and are tied for first place in the South Coast Conference North Division with Pasadena City College. Compton, throughout the game played aggressively, as they executed their unique style of physical basketball. “You’ve got to give credit to them,…

February 14, 2014
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Women’s basketball player parents twins, pursues dreams

By William Hernandez  At the young age of 14, DeLaura Castanada became a parent of twins who gave her motivation to continue playing the game she loves. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Castanada leads the East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team’s offensive attack with an average of 12.7 points per game. Castanada found out she was pregnant with her twin boys David and Issac Sandy in her…

March 5, 2013
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Huskies move towards playoffs with win

February 13, 2013

By Tadzio Garcia The women’s basketball team was told that Los Angeles Trade Technical College team only had four players last Friday at game time. A forfeit win wouldn’t help the Huskies earn a playoff berth. Two LATT team members had deaths in their families; one other was a no show. Both teams waited 40 minutes with the Huskies post-season hopes fading. Afterwards, both coaches consented to postpone the game…

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Husky legend plays professional ball

By Alfonso Rivera   Professional basketball player and former Husky, Steve Monreal, is living his lifelong dream.  Growing up in East Los Angeles, Monreal played football, baseball, and  basketball. It was on the hardwood where he found his niche. Monreal began playing basketball at the age of eight at Obregon Park in East Los Angeles. As a freshman at Garfield High School, Monreal was called up to the varsity team during the…

May 16, 2012
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Hard work earns basketball player scholarship

May 16, 2012

By Dennis Kim Rafael Morelos is witnessing his dreams become a reality thanks to the opportunities given by college and the game of basketball. Born and raised in the city of Baldwin Park, Morelos decided to stay close to his home after high school. He chose to attend East Los Angeles College with the dreams of receiving a basketball scholarship. A natural sportsman, Morelos grew up in a home filled…

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ELAC basketball player led Huskies to great season

By Alfonso Rivera Keyanna Johnson led the basketball team to a season filled with firsts. The Huskies made the playoffs for the first time in more than 20 years. In addition, they also hosted two playoff games and won them both. The team ended their storybook season with a record of 24-7 overall. A big reason for these accomplishments was the stellar play of Johnson, the First Team, All-State California Community…

March 28, 2012
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Sports give Husky another chance in life

By Jerry Casarez Life has a way of taking unexpected turns without notice at any moment and Chris Floyd has experienced his fair share. For the 25-year-old junior and football standout, life didn’t always look so promising. Floyd, who is better known these days for his contributions as a defensive tackle on last season’s football team, was once a troubled youth who is now majoring in criminal justice. “I want to be…

March 8, 2012
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Huskies split two

January 30, 2012

By Tadzio Garcia The men’s basketball team split two inter-divisional conference games beating Long Beach City College, 87-75, then losing a thriller, 66-60, to previously ranked Los Angeles Harbor College. The Huskies are 11-10 overall, 2-2 in the South Coast Conference, North Division standings. Long Beach fell to 8-12 overall. The defending SCC South Division champion LA Harbor improved to 14-8 overall. East Los Angeles College was down at the…

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ELAC Huskies dominate Moorpark Raiders

  By William Hernandez Although the Huskies had a rough start in the game, the basketball team rebounded with a win against Moorpark on Saturday night. The final score was 78-63 with the Huskies earning their third win of the season. The Huskies went into the game with a 2-1 record and knew they had a tough match up against the Moorpark Raiders. The first half started with the Huskies…

November 23, 2011
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