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Palomar blows out Rio
Hondo, advances to 5-1
MESA (11-20-2015) --
The Palomar women's basketball team made it
back-to-back wins in two days at the Orange Coast
Crossover on Friday night, running past Rio Hondo
The Comets opened up a 20-5 lead after
one quarter, were on top 40-11 at the half and continued on to
their fifth win in six games. Their biggest lead was 33 points
with 3:41 left in the third quarter.
Fifteen Palomar players saw action,
with no one playing more than 22 of the regulation 40 minutes as
coach Leigh Marshall made use of her entire roster.
Victoria Stewart (left) led the Comets
with 12 points. Quinesha Vanhook (right) had eight points and
six rebounds. Roshell Lamug, Regina Sheffield and Lynnzy Troxell
also contributed six rebounds each. Palomar put 13 players in
the scoring column.
Next up for the Comets: a 13-day break
before they play in the 32nd Annual Lady Charger Classic Dec.
4-6 at Cypress College. Palomar will play the 8 p.m. game the
first day against West Los Angeles.
Sheffield's 3-pointer beats
Valley with :03 left
MESA (11-19-2015) --
Regina Sheffield (left) hit a 3-point shot off a
pass from Lynnzy Troxel (right) with :03 to play Thursday night,
giving Palomar a 61-58 victory over Los Angeles Valley on the
first day of the Orange Coast Cross-Over at Peterson Gym.
The Comets, leading most of the game,
fell behind 58-56 before Troxell's jumper tied the game at the
Sheffield led Palomar (4-1) with 16
points and 10 rebounds. She also had two steals. Troxell joined
her in double figures with 11 points and also pulled down seven
rebounds and had two blocks.
Deajanae Harvey had seven points, five
rebounds and three steals for the Comets. Mikaela Shannon had
eight rebounds. Tatiana Navarro and Roshell Lamug contributed
six points each.
The Comets led the Monarchs, who were
opening their season, at the quarter marks 10-7, 22-14 and
Palomar plays Rio Hondo today at 5:30
p.m. to conclude the Comets' appearance in the two-day event.
Missed FT's cost PC lead, game; two all-tourney
JACINTO (11-15-2015) --
The Palomar women's basketball team, leading almost
the whole game, went 0-for-6 from the free throw
line in the final 2 minutes and lost to host Mt. San
Jacinto 70-67 in the finals of the San Jacinto Lions
Club Lady Eagle Tipoff Tournament on Sunday.
The Eagles (3-0), outscored from the field, won the
game and the tournament by outscoring the Comets
(3-1) from the free throw line 17-8. Palomar went
8-for-21 from the line, forced 34 MSJ turnovers but
were outrebounded 63-50.
Roshell Lamug (No. 14 in picture) had 21 points and
2 assists in the championship game and was named to
the all-tournament team along with Palomar teammate
Lynnzy Troxell (No. 44), who had 8 points, 7
rebounds and 2 blocks.
Deajanae Harvey had 8 points, 7 rebounds, 7 steals
and 4 assists. Cheyenne Ertiz contributed 6 points,
6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Chelse Ayala
scored 10 points.
"We made some bad decisions (late in the game) and
couldn't finish around the bucket," coach Leigh
Marshall said. "Those were crucial mixed free
For Mt. San Jacinto, the 2012-13 state tournament
runner-up which finished second in the Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference behind Palomar last season,
Britney Thomas scored 23 points and Sarina Johnson
added 20 points.
Photo courtesy of Mt. San Jacinto College
Palomar routs Chaffey, reaches tourney finals
JACINTO (11-14-2015) --
Led by 18 points off the bench from Ariana Hernandez
(left), Palomar's women's basketball squad ran past
Chaffey 84-43 on Saturday to reach Sunday's
championship game of the San Jacinto Lions Club Lady
Eagle Tipoff Tournament.
The Comets (3-0) broke the game open with a 29-point
second quarter to lead 44-20 at the half over the
Panthers, who entered the game 3-0.
Palomar put all 14 players in the scoring column in
advancing into the title game at 3 p.m. Sunday against tournament
host Mt. San Jacinto (2-0), an 81-45 winner over
Cheyenne Ertz had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals
for the Comets. Mikaela Shannon contributed 9
points, and Victoria Stewart and and Allie Israel
each tallied 7 points. Regina Sheffield led in
rebounds with 7. Quinesha Vanhook had 6 boads.
Troxell, Comets win, face
Chaffey in semis
JACINTO (11-13-2015) --
Lynnzy Troxell (left) came off the bench to score 11
points and grab 16 rebounds, 10 on the offensive board, as
Palomar's women's basketball squad opened play in the San
Jacinto Lions Club Lady Eagle Tipoff Tournament on Friday with a
62-52 win over Antelope Valley.
Troxell did all that in just 22 minutes.
The Comets (2-0) will play Chaffey
(3-0), a 64-56 winner over Orange Coast, in the championship
semifinals on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Mt. San Jacinto College
gym. The tournament runs through Sunday.
Deajanae Harvey, also coming off the
bench, scored 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in 24
minutes for Palomar.
Ariana Hernandez added nine points.
Tatiana Navarro added seven points. Roshell Lamug, Reginal
Sheffield, Cheyenne Ertz and Vinessa Perryman each had six
points. Lemug passed off for four assists.
The Marauders were able to
keep the game as close as it was by going 13-for-27
from the free throw line. The Comets were 4-for-11
from the line.
Palomar led at the quarter marks 17-12,
30-20 and 45-32.
Allie Israel, a freshman
guard from Mission Hills High School, sets up for
one of two second-half 3-pointers she buried during
Palomar's season-opening 86-60 blowout win over
visiting Santa Ana.
Alexus Barnes takes the
ball to the bucket for two points.
-- Photos by Hugh Cox.
Regina Sheffield, who
led 13 Comets in the scoring column with 12
PC puts 13 in scoring
column in opening rout
MARCOS (11-05-2015) --
Coach Leigh Marshall's
Palomar women's basketball team picked up Wednesday
night where it left off at the end of a 26-4 season
a year ago, running past Santa Ana 86-60 in a
non-conference game at The Dome.
The Comets, coming off a
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship
season that saw them fall one win short of
qualifying for the CCCAA State Tournament Final
Four, put 13 players in the scoring column. Marshall
rotated five players at a time throughout the game,
keeping the Dons on their heals with Palomar's
trademark fast-breaking offense and full-court
Palomar, playing at home for the only
time prior to hosting Long Beach City College on Jan. 2, jumped
in front early 6-0 on back-to-back 3-pointers by Victoria
Stewart and Roshell Lamug in its first game ever playing with
women's college basketball's new quarters format.
The Comets were up 19-13 after one
quarter, then blew the game open by outscoring Santa Ana in the
second period 25-16 to lead 44-29 at halftime. It was 68-44
after three quarters.
Regina Sheffield, a freshman guard from
Paloma Valley High School in Menifee, led Palomar's
balanced-scoring offense with 12 points, all coming in the
second half. Ariana Hernandez and Mikaela Shannon each scored 9
points. Roshell Lamug, Quinesha Vanhook and Lynnzy Troxell had 8
Troxell led in rebounds with 7.
Sheffield had 5 rebounds. Shannon and Cheyenne Ertz each had 4.
Chelse Ayala contributed 4 steals.
The Comets will return to action next
Friday night, on Nov. 13, when they play Antelope Valley in the
opening round of the San Jacinto Lions Club Lady Eagle Tip-Off
Tournament at Mt. San Jacinto College. The eight-team event runs
through a week from Sunday.
PCAC champions open season vs. Santa Ana
MARCOS (11-04-2015) --
Palomar's defending Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champion
will begin its 2015-16
season at The Dome on Thursday night.
The Comets, who went 26-4 and reached
the championship game of one of two Southern California Regional
brackets a year ago, will host Santa Ana College at The Dome.
Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m.
Palomar, which fell one win short of
reaching the CCCAA State Final Four a year ago under coach Leigh
Marshall (above), is ranked third
in Southern California behind No. 1 Mt. SAC, the team that beat
the Comets 60-54 in the Regional finals a year ago, and 2013-14
state champion Ventura, the team Palomar blew out 69-47 in last
season's Regional semifinals on the Pirates' court.
Palomar's Cox, Balcom sign with 4-year colleges
MARCOS (5-30-2015) --
Palomar women's basketball players Keisha Cox
and Tessa Balcom both have signed with four-year
Cox, the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
Player of the Year and a first-team all-state
community college selection who led the Comets
to a 26-4 record, the PCAC title and to within
one game of the CCCAA State Championship Final
Four, signed with Brandon University of Brandon,
Cox couldn't sign with an Division I program
because of Division I clock issues.
Balcom, a first-team All-PCAC selection, signed
with the NAIA's Bacone College of Muskogee,
Cox, a 5-foot-8 sophomore guard from Mission
Hills High School, led Palomar scorers with an
18.5 season on her way to her all-state honors.
She'll join former Comet Mikaela Stanton, the
Bobcats' second-leading scorer as a junior this
past season, at Brandon.
Balcom, a 5-foot-5 sophomore guard from Ramona
High School, averaged 8.6 points per game.
PICTURED ABOVE: Keisha Cox
(left) is pictured with her parents moments
after signing with Brandon University. -- Photo
by Stephen Davis. Tessa Balcom (right) signed
with Bacone College. -- Photo by Melinda Finn
Tomlinson, Sumpter land NAIA
MARCOS (4-26-2015) --
Lee Lee Tomlinson (left) and Daijon Sumpter (right)
from Palomar's Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship
women's basketball teams have signed with NAIA colleges.
Starting point guard Tomlinson, a
5-foot-2 sophomore from Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, and
accepted a scholarship to Presentation College of Aberdeen,
Backup guard Sumpter, a 5-foot-4
sophomore out of Fallbrook High School, accepted a scholarship
to Bethel College of North Newton, Kansas.
Tomlinson averaged 2.1 assists per game
and Sumpter played a key role off the bench as coach Leigh
Marshall's Comets reached the Southern California Regional
championship game, missing a trip to the State Final Four by one