Pasadena City College hosted the Chick-fil-A Classic women’s basketball tournament at the Hutto-Patterson gymnasium on Friday Nov. 8 and Saturday Nov. 9. The Lancers prevailed with two victories in the tournament against San Diego City College Friday night (79-52), and Imperial Valley College Saturday afternoon (75-32).
The men’s basketball season saw many ups and downs from dealing with injuries suffered by key players, to the team reaching the playoffs for the first time in four years but still fell short of even advancing to the second round.
After a third-round exit in the playoffs to nemesis East Los Angeles College, the Lady Lancers missed out on a trip to the state championship again.
In what feels like deja-vu all over again, the PCC Lancers potential trip to this years state tournament came to a disappointing end. For the third time in four years, PCC has been unable to overcome the ELAC Huskies, losing 78-53, in the third round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs this past Saturday.
With only five seconds left on the clock, the women’s basketball team managed to keep their playoff hopes alive with a crucial defensive play Saturday night.
Having only won two of their eight South Coast Conference (SCC) matches, women’s basketball still managed to qualify for the playoffs despite Wednesday’s close loss to Mt. SAC.
After a dominant start to preseason, with the PCC women’s basketball team winning their first three out of five games by double digits, the Lancers suffered their first defeat to put their current preseason record at 8-1.
After only having eight players last year and having to play some players almost 40 minutes a game, Pasadena City College women’s basketball head coach Joe Peron knew he had to make it a priority to recruit heavy this offseason to make sure he has the depth to avoid a repeat.