Column: PCC men’s basketball lucky to be 1-19

The PCC men’s basketball team is bad. And when I say bad, I mean awful. Horrible, substandard, inferior, unacceptable, or abhorrent. It doesn’t matter what synonym you choose, they all apply. It’s gotten so ugly that the bus driver should start charging the student-athletes for rides. I hate to criticize so harshly, but they are the second-worst basketball team in the entire state. And there are 100 teams from as far north as Mendocino College all the way down south towards the three San Diego …

Despite blowout victory, Lancers expect more from themselves

For the second time this season, the Lancers women’s soccer team blew away their opponent, East Los Angeles College, scoring 12 goals in the process, and finishing with a clean sheet. They scored the most goals for the team in over 23 years. Normally a team would have celebrated after it broke a record that stood for over two decades, but this team is still trying to find their way, and they’ve suffered some agonizing defeats the past four matchups.

From the kitchen to the courts, PCC basketball player ready to get cookin’

Kristal Espinoza wakes up at 2:30 a.m. to her iPad alarm to get ready to go to work. She takes a shower, brushes her teeth, and drives from the San Gabriel Valley to South Los Angeles for work when the sun is nowhere in sight. She doesn’t even eat breakfast because there’s not enough time until her first break. Her shift at the hospital cafe starts at 4:00 a.m., and doesn’t end until 12:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball gets knocked out of playoffs

The PCC women’s basketball team was unable to contain East Los Angeles College’s penetration offense and fell to their SCC-North rivals 58-45 in the third round of the playoffs. The Huskies dominated on both ends of the floor throughout the game and held the Lancers scoreless for minutes on end on multiple occasions. Though Pasadena played hard to fight back after being behind, it wasn’t enough to come out with the victory. Head coach Joe Peron said his team played in spurts and it affected …