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

  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…

March 14, 2014
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Huskies topped at home by conference rival

By Will Hernandez The East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team lost to the state’s No. 3-ranked Mt. San Antonio College, 75-69, at the Men’s Gym last night. Mt. SAC entered the game undefeated in the South Coast Conference. “It is a great experience playing at ELAC, I’m very grateful and appreciative of the opportunity that life presented to me,” center Karina Ortiz said. On Monday playoff seeding’s will be…

February 22, 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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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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ELAC’s storybook season comes to an end

By Alfonso Rivera The number-one-seeded Mt. San Antonio College Mounties ended the most successful season in East Los Angeles College women’s basketball history. The Huskies suffered a heart-breaking defeat in the regional finals 62-60. The fourth-seeded Huskies battled throughout the contest. The battle between the conference foes was a defensive struggle on both ends of the court. In the end it was a layup by point guard Ashawnte Hawkins with 1.1 seconds left…

March 8, 2012
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Huskies earn fourth seed

By Alfonso Rivera ​The women’s basketball team received the number four seed in the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Regional playoffs. As a result, the Huskies host their first postseason game ever. The Huskies, 22-6 overall and ranked 7th in the state, will play against Irvine Valley College in the second round, tonight at 7 p.m. Irvine is 18-12 overall and the 13th seed. When asked about the…

February 24, 2012
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Huskies stun No. 2-ranked Mt. SAC

  By Tadzio Garcia Host East Los Angeles College, the No. 10-ranked team in the state, stunned No. 2-ranked Mt. San Antonio College, 77-71, in front of a packed house. “This was a great team win and the first victory over Mt. SAC in about 20 years,” said six year coach Bruce Turner. ELAC improved to 21-5 overall, 11-3 in South Coast Conference play. Mt. SAC fell to 25-3, 14-1…

February 12, 2012
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