Women’s basketball faces big test after 101-66 win

By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angeles College avoided elimination from the playoffs with a win over rival Los Angeles Trade Tech College on Friday and faces a crucial test next week. Sealing a lock on finishing third place in the South Coast Conference North Division, over Trade Tech, the Huskies are mathematically eligible for an at-large post season bid. ELAC can sew up a berth with a win over the…

February 17, 2014

Huskies in two showdown’s at Pasadena City College

By Tadzio Garcia The East Los Angeles college men’s and women’s basketball teams begin their South Coast Conference North-Division campaigns with two showdowns tomorrow at Pasadena City College. The men’s game pits the state’s No.17-ranked Huskies, 11-4 overall, against No 19-ranked Pasadena (12-4) at 5 p.m. to see who begins the conference race in the driver’s seat. “Pasadena is a good team that we have a lot of respect for….

January 9, 2014

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

Huskies stun No. 2-ranked Mt. SAC

  By Tadzio Garcia Host East Los Angeles College, the No. 10-ranked team in the state, stunned No. 2-ranked Mt. San Antonio College, 77-71, in front of a packed house. “This was a great team win and the first victory over Mt. SAC in about 20 years,” said six year coach Bruce Turner. ELAC improved to 21-5 overall, 11-3 in South Coast Conference play. Mt. SAC fell to 25-3, 14-1…

February 12, 2012

Women’s basketball team makes history

  By Tadzio Garcia The state’s 10th ranked Huskies posted two South Coast Conference victories on the road, one for the records books, winning by their largest margins of the year. The Huskies rolled past El Camino College Compton Center last Wednesday by 63 points, 95-34, a school record. The Huskies also dunked Los Angeles Southwest College, 76-31, last Friday. Keyanna Johnson scored a season-high 30 points at Compton while…

January 24, 2012