Basketball player flies past adversity

November 23, 2020

East Los Angeles College’s basketball team ended last season 29-1, attracting many new athletes who hoped to gain opportunities for their futures through the love of the sport. One of these students is Noel Scott, a freshman point guard who graduated from Washington High School.


Men’s basketball escapes with road playoff win

By Dan Gudino The round-two playoff win, 79-77, at Mount San Jacinto College puts men’s basketball into the sweet 16 of the state tournament and into the semifinal of Southern California Playoff Regional. ELAC began the first half with an 18 point lead, but let Mt. San Jacinto comeback, causing them to fight their way for the win. With a 77-77 tie and 11 seconds to go, ELAC head coach…

March 1, 2017

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

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

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

Men’s basketball team loses third straight road game

By Diego Linares   East Los Angeles College’s basketball team came up short Friday night in a 80-74 loss against an El Camino Compton Center squad they had defeated earlier in the season. Sophomore center Jaree Crawford quietly scored 20 points, with most of them coming on putbacks. ELAC had its struggles on both ends of the court. Tartars Head Coach, Keith Higgins, had his team ready to face the…

February 14, 2013