The women’s basketball team made winning look easy on Feb. 6, as it dominated El Camino Compton Center by more than 50 points, 83-29. The Lancers were just 17 points shy of joining the 15 other 100-point games under Head Coach Joe Peron.

Teresa Mendoza / Courier Lancer Kaitlyn Parks, #40, rebounds during the PCC vs. ECC Compton game in the Hutto-Patterson Gym on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. PCC won 83-29.
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Lancer Kaitlyn Parks, #40, rebounds during the PCC vs. ECC Compton game in the Hutto-Patterson Gym on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. PCC won 83-29.

It was a game showcasing high energy and simple basketball. All members of the squad contributed points with the exception of two injured players: starting sophomore guard Sabrina Martinez and freshman guard Jimicia Brewer.

“I had to remind them to keep their intensity level up because we had a really tough game [Feb. 1], so we just got to keep the momentum going,” said Peron. “They did a good job working as a team [and] put forth the effort we need to work hard.”

PCC advances to 7-4 in conference and 17-6 overall, while last place Tartars (0-12, 0-19) remain stuck in a losing rut.

Sophomore guard Stella Ghazarian, freshman guard Desiree Loving and 6-foot-4 freshman center Kaitlyn Parks continued to shine with 15, 17, and 12 points respectively, but it was the team effort that proved the Lancers are an all-around solid competitor.

“Today we had the mindset of coming out with intensity, and had to motivate ourselves,” said freshman forward Brandi DuBose, who played post for part of the game. “I was hyped and I was ready. It was all playing basketball, and it wasn’t down to the fundamentals of the game.”

A few players hit their career-highs against the Tartars. DuBose had eight points along with four boards, three assists, one block, and one steal. Freshman point guard Angeline Jefferson added nine points, three assists, and two steals.

The Lancers went 49.3 percent from the field, and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. Ghazarian carried the team’s only 3-pointers “totaling nine points” before getting injured and taken out of the game.

“We came together as a team and it was great,” said freshman forward Tyler Crockom who contributed four points, two of which were free throws. “We actually met our five-minute goals and our free throws, which was the main thing. We did contribute well and it was great.”

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