Erick Lemus/Courier Alisa Shinn, #40, shoots over defenders during the regional playoff basketball game between Pasadena City College and San Diego City at North Hutto Patterson Gym on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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After a slow start Thursday night, P women’s basketball came back to defeat San Diego city college 66-60.

Sophomore center Alisa Shinn led all scorers with 35 points and 23 rebounds, along with sophomore guard Samaiyah Abdullah who played great game against a tough San Diego guard E’maniee Powell.

To start off the game, the Lancers where not able to get their offense going early, causing them to fall behind. Guard Samaiyah Abdullah had 5 points in the first half, and center Alisa Shinn shot 3-17 from the field with 10 points.

Defensively, the Lancers struggled to stop San Diego from scoring inside. The Lancers unique way of shooting one handed free throws kept them in the game by shooting a high percentage from the line.

“Some of us have been shooting with two hands throughout the year and it was not working so coach decided to have us shoot with one, and it works,” Guard Samaiyah Abdullah said when asked about unique free throw style.

The second half became a different story when the Lancers came out like a completely different team. They started to play their style of basketball, scoring inside along with getting good defensive stops. Center Alisa Shinn shot 11-16 in the second half, and was phenomenal on getting rebounds for her team, ending with a phenomenal 23 boards.

“No adjustments were made, we just played sloppy basketball in the first half,” Coach Joe Perron said after the game“I think the start of school this week along with playing a late night game was part of the reason to our slow start today.”

The reason for the slow start was because of“miscommunication with my coach,” according to Alisa Shinn.

PCC would go on to lose their second round playoff game at Mt. San Jacinto by a score of 81-46, ending their season.

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