The Lancers women’s basketball team pulled off a nail-biting away win at LA Trade Tech College, defeating the Lady Techsters 76-70 on Wednesday night.

Gwenaelle Gouloba competes with Trade Tech player number 15 for the rebound on Wednesday January 21 2015 at the LA Trade Tech Gymnasium. PCC player number 11 goes for the ball against LATTC player number 15. (Mick Donovan/Courier)
Gwenaelle Gouloba competes with Trade Tech player number 15 for the rebound on Wednesday January 21 2015 at the LA Trade Tech Gymnasium.
PCC player number 11 goes for the ball against LATTC player number 15. (Mick Donovan/Courier)

Freshman forward Regerina Baker’s production helped her team out when they needed it as she finished with 32 points and 12 rebounds.

“I’m finally in my comfort zone,” Baker said. “It should’ve happened a long time ago, but I’m there now.”

The Lancers turned the ball over a lot in the first half when the Lady Techsters ran a full court press. It definitely surprised the Lancers and made them force things too much.

In the last minutes of the first half, the Lancers focused on defense and cut the lead down to 5 points.

Coach Joe Peron was very enthusiastic all game and maintained that his team is doing a good job at “getting it done.” Peron said he told them at halftime that they gave themselves a chance to win.

In the last three minutes of the game, both teams were trading baskets trying to get a stop on defense. Peron called a time-out to give his team some advice.

“We talked about defense,” Peron said. “Now it’s time to buckle down and show me what you’ve been working on. All you have to do is play [defense] for 30 seconds at a time, and I’ll use my other time-outs to give you a break.”

Guard Judith Espinoza did a good job at distributing the ball this game, finishing with eight assists, and the rest of the team knocked down plenty of shots.

Guard Emily Thach said Peron’s defensive pep talk was a big help in the final minutes of the game.

“The first half we were really confused and didn’t know what we were doing on defense,” Thach said. “Something else that helped was knowing the other team’s scorers and trying to lock them down.”

PCC travels to Los Angeles Harbor College (7-11 record overall) on Friday for a 5 p.m. game.

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