Women’s basketball player signs with Kansas State

May 3, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  When Anastasia Tsybaeva’s was in seventh grade, she stood at five feet ten inches. Despite having never played, her physical education teacher convinced her to join the basketball club. She was the only girl among 40 boys. “After two days I quit because everybody was making fun of me,” Tsybaeva said. “They’re like ‘How are you so tall and you can’t play?’” It wasn’t until her freshman…

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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 remains No. 1 in state

February 8, 2017

By Steven Adamo Women’s Basketball continued its win streak and No. 1 ranking in the state with a 67-41 win against Rio Hondo College last Wednesday. “Lackadaisical performance, but always good to see the team come back and play together” said head coach Bruce Turner after the Huskies’ win last Friday. ELAC’s win against Rio Hondo puts their current winning streak at six games. Their win against Mt. San Antonio…

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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 advances to state championship

By Dan Gudino The women’s basketball team won a close game against City College of San Francisco 51-47 at Los Positas College in Livermore, to advance to the state championship game on Sunday. Freshman guard Brianne Cheatum came off the bench and scored 11 points. Freshman guard Allissa Gomez led the Huskies with 20 points. ELAC was out sized by SF but held its ground by turning over the ball…

March 12, 2016
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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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Huskies women’s basketball bounces back

December 8, 2014

By Andrew Ruiz After suffering their first loss of the season on Dec. 5, the East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team defeated Santa Monica College, 61-51, in the consolation championship at the Lady Charger Classic at Cypress College two days later. Sophomore forward Jocelyn Diaz dominated the paint and led all scorers with a double-double, scoring 23 points, shooting 7-for-16 from the field and grabbing 10 rebounds for the…

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Basketball guard is player of the year

March 19, 2014

    By Liliana Marquez   As the clock ticked off the final seconds,  East Los Angeles College guard Dioseline Lopez scored a crucial three-pointer that gave the women’s basketball team momentum. It was all or nothing.  The Huskies needed those points to tie the game and send it in overtime against the state’s No. 7-ranked Los Angeles Valley College. ELAC’s co-captain Lopez did not disappoint in the CCCAA second round…

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