In the second round of the SoCal Regionals, PCC’s women’s basketball team came up short in an overtime loss to East Los Angeles College (ELAC) 70-64, ending their season at a record of 21-10.
Both teams had a slow start, only scoring two points total in the first four minutes of the game. The Lancers started to cooperate and got it together in the second quarter, going on a 6-0 run which was their biggest lead of the night and gave them the lead at halftime 31-28.
PCC fell apart in the third quarter where they have struggled all season, only scoring seven points, but still losing the game at 40-38.
In the fourth quarter ELAC started off hot having a 9-0 run. The Lancers continued to push back, coming back and tying the game at 53-53 in the final minute to send the game into overtime.
The Lancers took a small but early lead on the Huskies to start off overtime, but that did not last long. Huskies Allissa Gomez had a big overtime performance which involved her completing a three point play which extended the Huskies lead 63-56 with two minutes left to play.
The Lancers battled back but it wasn’t enough. Allissa Gomez drained two free-throws in the final seconds to put the nail in the coffin and seal the win 70-64 over the Lancers.
ELAC has now defeated PCC three times this season. The Lancers came in this game ready to play, ready to win, but in the end fell short.
“I felt I was ready, I was ready from yesterday. I was the first one in the gym, I was ready to play,” starting center Kailyn Gideon said. “I was ready for us to win.”
Ultimately, the Lancers could not move on to the next round.
“I think my players did they best they could do. I think I did the best I can do,” head coach Joe Peron said. “We don’t do things different, you do the best you can do.”
East LA College is moving on to Elite Eight, while Pasadena’s season comes to an end and the rebuilding process starts to begin for next season.