Women’s basketball one win from state championships

By Carlos Alvarez The No. 2-seed East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team finished the game on a 16-4 run, defeating the No. 7-seed El Camino College 70-56 in the quarterfinal Southern Regional playoff matchup on March 4 at ELAC. “They’re (ELAC) a very confident team that has a winning mentality. ELAC made the smart plays at the end and they hit their free throws,” El Camino Head Coach Steve…

March 8, 2015
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Huskies advance to sweet 16

By Carlos Alvarez The East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team survived its second round home matchup against No. 15-seed (Southern Regional) Antelope Valley College, 66-60, on Feb. 28. “They’re (ELAC) a great team, the best team we have played all season. We hung around, but we couldn’t finish the game,” Antelope Valley Head Coach Barry Green said. According to Green, his team matched up well athletically with ELAC, but…

March 2, 2015
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ELAC sophomores recognized as team heads to playoffs

By Carlos Alvarez In their last game of the regular season, the state’s No. 3-ranked East Los Angeles College team defeated Los Angeles Trade Tech College 89-79 on Feb. 18. With the victory, ELAC received the No. 2-seed in the 2015 California Community College Athletic Association Southern Regional women’s basketball playoffs. ELAC finishes the regular season 26-3, 6-2 in the South Coast Conference South division. Trade Tech’s record falls to…

February 24, 2015
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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 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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Coach creates positive values through athletics

By Diego Olivares East Los Angeles College Women’s Basketball Coach Bruce Turner hopes to create positive values through his coaching. A basketball fan since childhood, Turner has huge passion of the sport. “I’ve always loved basketball. I love the teamwork,” Turner said. Turner has been coaching and teaching ELAC’s women’s basketball for more than eight seasons. His first season was back in fall of 2005. It is through the fast-paced,…

June 1, 2014
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