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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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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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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Woman’s basketball falls short

March 5, 2014

By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies stunned the state’s No. 7-ranked Los Angeles Valley College with a comeback that sent their California Community College Athletic Association second round playoff game into overtime, but eventually lost 9 2-88. ELAC, No. 14-ranked in the final South Region poll, fell just short of an upset at Valley even being down two players.Starting freshman guard Jasmine Gates sat on the bench due to an injury….

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Huskies women’s basketball upset-bid falls short

March 1, 2014

    By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angeles College stunned the state’s No. 7-ranked Los Angeles Valley College with a comeback that sent the CCCAA second round playoff game into overtime, but eventually lost 92-88. Valley led 75-57 with 6:09 left in the game in a yawn fest as displayed by the quiet Monarch fans. ELAC then outscored Valley 21-5 and was down 80-78 with 28.9 seconds left on the…

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