Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced a total of 14 candidates for the 2021 election on March 9. Among those selected, PCC alumnus and former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Michael Cooper, better known as “Coop”, was among them. “It’s such a great honor. You know, when you play this game, you play the game for the love of it, for the camaraderie of a team sport, and to win championships. So to be singled out and looked at as an individual, you know, I’m …
Coach Joseph Peron has led the women’s basketball team to over 500 victories and a championship while maneuvering over a myriad of obstacles and hurdles over the past 25 years. And even when COVID-19 stuck out its ugly face and postponed the season, he didn’t let it stop him. Covid-19 did not stand in between Peron and the new recruits this season.
Success as a Lancer student-athlete requires balance, talent, and sacrifice. Dariel Johnson, PCC’s star women’s basketball forward, readily sacrificed for her success by cutting down time with friends and family. She sold her car. She even decided to leave California and moved to Little Rock, Arkansas to sign the lease on a new apartment to attend a university with a scholarship she didn’t even know she was going to receive. This scholarship was the NCAA Division I scholarship that would only be granted if her …
When the coronavirus stay-at-home order was issued, Cosette Balmy laid on her bed in her sports themed bedroom. Her room is full of basketball trophies and medals. On the wall, she has NBA’s star Russell Westbrook’s poster, the first basketball she ever won and pictures of her family.
Winning matters! Does your individual production lead to team success? It’s not enough to be a regular starter or be a good role player. To be on this list, you have to be one of the best at PCC, one of best in the South Coast Conference (SCC), and damn near one of the best in the state. And it’s only fair to separate the best into three separate categories. The MVPs, the game changers, and the leaders in descending order. We’re also listing the …
At the age of 10, Deandro Worrell Jr. had fallen in love with the game of basketball after stumbling across a couple of Michael Jordan highlights.
A challenging battle awaited the lady Lancers as they entered the second-round of the playoffs, and would soon face a disappointing end to their season. The Lancers lost by an 11-point margin, 58-47, to Mt. San Jacinto Eagles on Friday.
After the last home-game victory for the season was played on Wednesday night against L.A. Trade-Tech, the Lancers suffered a tough loss during Friday’s away game against Mt. San Antonio College, with a close 4-point loss that would make their journey into playoffs not as positive as was intended.
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.