By: Carlos Alvarez
The East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team took care of business against El Camino College Compton Center with a dominating, 88-42, South Coast Conference North Division victory.
With hopes of making the playoffs still alive their true test is today at 5 p.m. when they host Los Angeles Trade Tech College.
“Will make the playoffs based on the power rankings, but we want to win out to have that home playoff game,” Head Coach Bruce Turner said.
ELAC will try to avenge a 64-59 loss to Trade Tech, in a game they were outhustled and dominated in the paint.
“It’s going to be a good game. We are at home, that will make a difference,” Turner said.
The Huskies quickly jumped out to an early lead against the Compton with strong defense and an efficient offense.
ELAC was the more talented, athletic, and better coached team and they proved it building a 50-23 halftime lead.
Leading the Huskies were sophomore Angelica Trinidad and freshman Taylor Smith.
Trinidad was on fire from three-point range,making five three-point shots and finishing with a team high 17 points.
Smith on the other hand did most of her damage inside the paint constantly beating her defender off the dribble resulting in 14 points.
“I have been struggling in the past few games with my shot. Thank (goodness) they went in today,” Trinidad said.
The Tartars came into the game with an overall record of 3-19, 1-9 in the SCC, and they played like a struggling program.
Their lone stars were shooting guards Dominique Bridges and Shamica Cheatham who combined for 23 points.
“We have to play like this every game. We moved the ball well and we found the open shot,” Trinidad said.
With the victory ELAC (16-10, 6-5) moved into a third place tie with Trade Tech (11-11, 6-5).