Women’s basketball player signs with Kansas State

May 3, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  When Anastasia Tsybaeva’s was in seventh grade, she stood at five feet ten inches. Despite having never played, her physical education teacher convinced her to join the basketball club. She was the only girl among 40 boys. “After two days I quit because everybody was making fun of me,” Tsybaeva said. “They’re like ‘How are you so tall and you can’t play?’” It wasn’t until her freshman…

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Women’s basketball upset by No. 8 Siskiyous

By Dan Gudino Women’s basketball seeded No.2 was upset by No. 8 seed College of Siskiyous at Las Positas College, 93-81 last Friday. Sophomore Katrina Reeves led all Huskies with 23 points, eight rebounds and two steals. Sophomore Tiffani Martinez scored 22 points and five rebounds. Martinez went quiet for the second half because she scored 14 of her 22 points in the first half. Martinez led in the SCC-North…

March 15, 2017
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Women’s basketball earns spot in Sweet 16

March 1, 2017

By Dan Gudino and Maria Isabel Cubillo  The talent off of the bench for women’s basketball carried the team in the win over Santa Ana College 88-74 at home Saturday, advancing to the Sweet 16 of the playoffs. The bench of East Los Angeles College proves the Huskies have more depth than most teams, outscoring the opponent’s bench in 21 of 29 games through the season. Sophomores, guard Katrina Reeves…

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Women’s basketball enters playoffs with historic regular season finish

By Dan Gudino The No. 1 state ranked women’s basketball team finished with its best regular season ever and netted its first ever South Coast Conference North title at home, Feb. 17, with a commanding 78-49 win over Pasadena City College. It’s fitting the East Los Angeles College Huskies women’s team chronicles its own history, across the country, University of Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball is on a historic run, a…

February 18, 2017
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Women’s basketball continues No. 1 in state

February 16, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez  Women’s basketball defeated Los Angeles Trade Technical College, 81-62 last Friday at home, extending its win streak to seven. East Los Angeles College, currently ranked No. 1 in the state, has an overall 24-2 record and 7-1in Southern Coast Conference North play. ELAC is tied for first place in the SCC North Conference. “We had a great second half. We played team basketball, played some great defense…

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Women’s Basketball remains No. 1 in state

February 8, 2017

By Steven Adamo Women’s Basketball continued its win streak and No. 1 ranking in the state with a 67-41 win against Rio Hondo College last Wednesday. “Lackadaisical performance, but always good to see the team come back and play together” said head coach Bruce Turner after the Huskies’ win last Friday. ELAC’s win against Rio Hondo puts their current winning streak at six games. Their win against Mt. San Antonio…

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Women’s basketball closes 2016 with tournament championship

By Dan Gudino Women’s basketball hosted and won the 4th annual Husky Classic Tournament on Thursday, beating Saddleback College 67-58. East Los Angeles College, finishes 2016 as the No. 1 team in the state with a 14-1 record. It was a rematch of the 5th Saddleback Lady Gaucho Classic Tournament back in November, where the Huskies beat Saddleback in the tournament final, 62-57. The win against Saddleback granted the Huskies…

December 29, 2016
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Women’s basketball wins third tournament of the season

By Dan Gudino Women’s basketball continued its stellar play Dec. 4,  with a tournament-winning buzzer-beating shot by sophomore center Gloria Ortiz, against Palomar College, to win 72-70, in the 33rd Annual Lady Charger Classic, held at Cypress College. East Los Angeles College, still undefeated in 2016 at 9-0, won its third tournament this season with a last second rebound that was then put back up for the final score by…

December 3, 2016
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Women’s basketball back into final four

By Dan Gudino The women’s basketball team made it back to the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship final four after it’s victory March 5 over Mount San Jacinto College, 76-65. The back-to-back appearance into the final four was sparked by a complete team effort  against MSJC. The Huskies battled through the worst second quarter of the season, only scoring four points as MSJC scored 21 points. “They thought…

March 10, 2016
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Sisters help lead women’s basketball team in solid season

By Cortez Cruz Serrato In their first season playing together, sisters Guadalupe and Kimberly Perez helped lead the East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team to an unprecedented season. The Perez sisters played a pivotal role in helping ELAC make the California Community College women’s basketball state championships final four, the first in school history. Guadalupe, 23, and Kimberly, 19, came into the season as sophomores. Kimberly played last year…

June 1, 2015
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