In their final home game of the regular season, the PCC women’s basketball team defeated Mt. SAC at Hutto-Patterson Gym on Wednesday night, with a final score of 64-62.The match-up between the two top teams in the South Coast Conference indeed proved to be a battle of the best with the lead changing throughout the game and eventually coming down to the final play.
With 5.7 seconds left in the game, a Mt. SAC player attempted to get the ball across the court, but became flustered when Lancers guards Stephanie DeFrance and Melissa Fudge double-teamed her on a full-court press.
The Mounties (21-6, 6-1) were unable to get a shot off and could not capitalize on the few seconds left in the game.
Coach Joe Peron was very pleased with the way the Lancers (23-4, 6-2) played, saying that it was one of the top three games they played all season. “They put together as good a game as this team could put together and that’s good enough to win,” Coach Peron said. “I was really happy and impressed with what they did.”
PCC guards Kim Smith and Fudge both turned out impressive scores with 15 and 11 points, respectively.
But it was Lancers’ center Dominique Scott who dominated the game, going 12-for-8 on the foul line and finishing with 20 points.
At one point in the game, Coach Peron took an interesting approach when he put both his centers (Scott and Cherisa Sellers) in the game at the same time. “I needed some rebounds and some defense,” explained Peron. “They came through and did a great job.”
Sellers only had five points but she was responsible for giving the Lancers their first lead of the game, giving PCC the momentum they needed to beat the undefeated Mounties.
Though the Lancers seemed to lose steam a few times during the game, they came through in the end. “Each time we called a time-out, we re-grouped,” Coach Peron said. “They went back on the court and they played Lancer basketball.