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
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Huskies come up short at buzzer

January 24, 2015

By Andrew Ruiz After a tough first half, Marcus Romain answered in the second, but came up short as the East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team fell to Long Beach City College, 74-71, Jan. 23. The Huskies battled for 38 minutes and 58.4 seconds, but in the last 1.4 seconds, Romain’s heave from about 30 feet out to force overtime hit the side of the rim as the buzzer…

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Men’s basketball wins three in a row

By Andrew Ruiz The East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team continued to keep its winning streak alive after defeating Cerritos College, 81-67, in a nonconference matchup on Jan. 21. Four of five of the Huskies’ starters finished in double digits. Despite only playing 21 minutes, sophomore guard Marcus Romain led all scorers with 18 points. Shooting guard Michael Cardenas, sophomore, added 14 points, while guard  Je’Ron Primus, also sophomore, had…

January 22, 2015
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Huskies rout Beavers

By Andrew Ruiz Los Angeles Trade Technical College sought to get revenge against the East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team only to come up short, 86-80, on Jan. 16. The Huskies defeated Trade Tech 104-77 on Dec. 12 in the 43rd Annual Riverside Holiday Tournament in Riverside, California. With Trade Tech on its home court itching for its first South Coast Conference North Division win, ELAC was the perfect…

January 17, 2015
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Huskies’ men’s basketball earns first conference win

By Andrew Ruiz It was all smiles as the East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team defeated El Camino Compton College Center, 85-72, Jan. 14 earning its first South Coast Conference North Division win. After a tough one-point loss in overtime Jan. 9 at home to Pasadena City College, ELAC defended its home court and gave Compton its first loss in conference play, snapping the Tartars’ seven-game winning streak. “It…

January 15, 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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Men’s basketball opens SCC with lackluster effort

January 9, 2015

By Carlos Alvarez The East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team led 7-4 five minutes into the game. From that point on, the State’s No. 1-ranked team Mt. San Antonio College dominated with a 87-67 victory Jan. 7. Riding a three-game losing the streak, ELAC was out rebounded, out hustled and out worked during the teams’ South Coast Conference North Division opener. “We just (have to) forget about this game…

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ELAC will not renew football coach’s contract

December 4, 2014

By Bryce Ronquillo The football program at East Los Angeles College will have a new coach at the helm for the 2015-2016 season. “Our head football coach, Steve Mojarro, was informed by me (Athletic Director, Allen Cone) and the Dean of Admissions that his contract would not be renewed on Thursday, November 20,” Cone said. Coach Mojarro has been a part of the football program for six years, three as…

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Men’s basketball places second at Neil Edwards Classic

December 3, 2014

By Lucero Rodriguez  The men’s basketball team placed second in the Neil Edwards Classic after a tough 64-61 loss against Cuesta College in the championship game. East Los Angeles College defeated Orange Coast College on Friday 94-75 and battled with Moorpark College before taking the 72-67 victory to earn a spot in the championship game. “We can’t take teams for granted and as a team we have to execute better,”…

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ELAC football head coach Mojarro dismissed

By Jane Fernandez Steven Mojarro, head coach of the ELAC football team was dismissed on Friday after ending a three-year term. Mojarro was head coach of the team for 3-7 seasons and had a record of 11-19. He was assistant coach for the rest of the four seasons.

November 25, 2014
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