Keisha Cox (left) scored 27 points and Palomar's women's
basketball team won for the second night in a row at home on
Saturday, defeating visiting Los Angeles Valley 77-57.
Melissa Allen tallied 14 points and
Lynnzy Troxll added 12 points as the Comets remained unbeaten on
the season at 6-0.
The Monarchs fell to 1-1.
Coach Leigh Marshall's Palomar squad
will play its next eight games on the road, beginning Dec. 5-6-7
in the 31 st Cypress College Lady Charger Classic, and won't
return to The Dome until Jan. 9 when they host Mt. San Jacinto.
Andrea Hollins controls the ball in
Palomar's 50-point win over a Rio Hondo team that
came into Friday's game with a 4-1 record.
Just after this picture was taken, Aliah Marshall
was tripped trying to take this ball to the basket
and made both free throws.
Keisha Cox elevates above the crowd on this
jump shot in the first half. -- Photos by Hugh Cox
'40 Minutes of
Hell' is just that for Rio Hondo
MARCOS (11-21-2014) --
The running, pressing 2014-15 Palomar women's
basketball team's hectic style of play is described as "40
Minutes of Hell" for opponents. Visiting Rio Hondo found out why
on Friday night as the Comets won their home opener 83-33 at
Getting one steal, breakaway after
another, followed by series of quick passes and both uncontested
and contested layups, the Comets (5-0) raced to a 47-15 halftime
lead and kept the pace up the entire evening. Along the way,
coach Leigh Marshall continued sending waves of fresh troops
onto the floor.
Keisha Cox, coming in and out of the
game, scored a game-high 18 points to lead 11 Palomar players in
the scoring column before exiting for good after she made two
free throws with 16:14 remaining and the Comets leading the
Cox scored 13 of Palomar's 15 points in
the first 3 minutes, 46 seconds of the second half. She got most
of her points during the evening off the Comets' transition game
following rebounds, steals and forced Rio Hondo mistakes.
Cox drained two 3-pointers during the
above 15-point run. Jessica Scott, Chelse Ayala and Zlee Lee
Tomlinson also canned 3-point baskets.
Lynnzy Troxell (14 points) and Scott
(13 points) joined Cox in double figures for the Comets as
Palomar spread the wealth in the scoring column.
Scott scored 11 points and Troxell 10
in the first half, when Cox and Chelse Ayala each tallied five
Players coming off the bench for
Palomar combined for 38 points.
This was all against a
Rio Hondo team that came into the game with a 4-1 record,
including wins over Reedley, Taft, Hancock and 72-49 over
College of the Desert last Saturday. The Roadrunners' only loss
prior to Thursday was by six points to Los Angeles Harbor.
Palomar will host Los Angeles Valley, a
61-40 winner over Orange Coast earlier in the evening, on
Saturday at 5 p.m. Orange Coast and Rio Hondo will play at 3