Women’s basketball enters playoffs with historic regular season finish

By Dan Gudino The No. 1 state ranked women’s basketball team finished with its best regular season ever and netted its first ever South Coast Conference North title at home, Feb. 17, with a commanding 78-49 win over Pasadena City College. It’s fitting the East Los Angeles College Huskies women’s team chronicles its own history, across the country, University of Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball is on a historic run, a…

February 18, 2017
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Women’s basketball continues No. 1 in state

February 16, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez  Women’s basketball defeated Los Angeles Trade Technical College, 81-62 last Friday at home, extending its win streak to seven. East Los Angeles College, currently ranked No. 1 in the state, has an overall 24-2 record and 7-1in Southern Coast Conference North play. ELAC is tied for first place in the SCC North Conference. “We had a great second half. We played team basketball, played some great defense…

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Women’s basketball closes 2016 with tournament championship

By Dan Gudino Women’s basketball hosted and won the 4th annual Husky Classic Tournament on Thursday, beating Saddleback College 67-58. East Los Angeles College, finishes 2016 as the No. 1 team in the state with a 14-1 record. It was a rematch of the 5th Saddleback Lady Gaucho Classic Tournament back in November, where the Huskies beat Saddleback in the tournament final, 62-57. The win against Saddleback granted the Huskies…

December 29, 2016
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Women’s basketball wins third tournament of the season

By Dan Gudino Women’s basketball continued its stellar play Dec. 4,  with a tournament-winning buzzer-beating shot by sophomore center Gloria Ortiz, against Palomar College, to win 72-70, in the 33rd Annual Lady Charger Classic, held at Cypress College. East Los Angeles College, still undefeated in 2016 at 9-0, won its third tournament this season with a last second rebound that was then put back up for the final score by…

December 3, 2016
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Women’s basketball one win from state championships

By Carlos Alvarez The No. 2-seed East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team finished the game on a 16-4 run, defeating the No. 7-seed El Camino College 70-56 in the quarterfinal Southern Regional playoff matchup on March 4 at ELAC. “They’re (ELAC) a very confident team that has a winning mentality. ELAC made the smart plays at the end and they hit their free throws,” El Camino Head Coach Steve…

March 8, 2015
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Huskies advance to sweet 16

By Carlos Alvarez The East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team survived its second round home matchup against No. 15-seed (Southern Regional) Antelope Valley College, 66-60, on Feb. 28. “They’re (ELAC) a great team, the best team we have played all season. We hung around, but we couldn’t finish the game,” Antelope Valley Head Coach Barry Green said. According to Green, his team matched up well athletically with ELAC, but…

March 2, 2015
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Women’s basketball lacks execution against Mt. SAC

By Carlos Alvarez In a matchup of two of the state’s top women’s basketball teams this season, No. 3-ranked East Los Angeles College was defeated by No. 1-ranked Mt. San Antonio College 83-72 on Feb. 6 at ELAC’s men’s gym. With the loss ELAC’s overall record moves to 23-3, 3-2 in the South Coast Conference South division, Mt. SAC remains undefeated at 27-0, 5-0 in SCC South division. “We knew…

February 7, 2015
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Women’s basketball avoids upset

By Carlos Alvarez After a sluggish first half, the East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team dominated El Camino College Compton Center, winning 77-50 in front of its home crowd Jan. 14. “We came out sluggish because we didn’t play our normal game defensively. We usually start pressuring teams. Today we just played basic defense,” ELAC Head Coach Bruce Turner said. ELAC the state’s No. 4-ranked team struggled on offense…

January 15, 2015
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Women’s basketball shocks PCC in overtime

By Carlos Alvarez In front of her home crowd, East Los Angeles College freshman guard Olivia Ochoa led her team to a dramatic 93-92 overtime victory over Pasadena City College on Jan. 10. “It was a team effort. I don’t take credit for the win,” Ochoa said. With 1.2 seconds remaining and the Huskies down 92-91 in overtime, Ochoa made an effortless 15-foot jump shot to ignite a roaring celebration…

January 11, 2015
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Women’s basketball has season of firsts

March 14, 2014

  By Tadzio Garcia With their backs to the wall, East Los Angeles College put together a regular season-ending 6-2 run to earn a California Community College Athletic Association basketball playoff bid. It was an improbable ending after a disastrous 1-4 start in South Coast Conference play and the first playoff game for the sophomores. The No. 11-seeded Huskies fell short of upsetting the No. 3-seeded Los Angeles Valley College…

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