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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Woman’s basketball falls short

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….

March 5, 2014
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Huskies women’s basketball upset-bid falls short

    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…

March 1, 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 misses playoff

By Will Hernandez The women’s basketball team ended the season on a three game skid, missing the playoffs after a strong start to their season. In their final home game of the season the Huskies hosted undefeated Mount San Antonio College hoping to end their own skid while attempting to hand Mt. SAC their first loss of the season. Mt.SAC made it clear why they are the state’s No. 1…

March 3, 2013
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Women’s basketball player finds recognition as a Husky

By Liliana Marquez Karina Ortiz stood with confidence facing the hoop as she prepared to take a shot during basketball practice. Ortiz arrived to this country afraid. She was without any goals in life and unaware that an opportunity of a lifetime was going to change her future. Ortiz received an invitation from the East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team Head Coach Bruce Turner to play for the Huskies…

February 26, 2013
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Huskies back on track

By Tadzio Garcia   The No. 18-statewide ranked East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team remained undefeated in South Coast Conference play after an 80-62 road win over El Camino College last night. “We were ready to end our three-game skid so we shared the ball better than we did in our last three contests. As a result, we beat El Camino on the offensive glass,” Head Coach Bruce Turner…

December 20, 2012
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East Los Angeles College Scoreboard, Week 13

  Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 By Tadzio Garcia   Magdaleno ends season All-American Megan Magdaleno took All-American honors after placing on the All-State Team at the California Community College Athletic Association Cross Country Championships last Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. She is the first ELAC All-American since 2006 when Oscar Ogwaro won the men’s race at the state championships. Magdaleno took 12th place in 18:52.50, sprinting ahead of Nicole…

November 25, 2012
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