2013-14 Season ...
SoCal Regionals, All-PCAC
Comets removed from
Southern Cal playoffs
SACRAMENTO (2-25-2014) --
Palomar's women's basketball team is out of the
Southern California Regional Playoffs without even
having a chance to play a game.
The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
runner-up Comets (16-11) had been scheduled to open the playoffs
on Wednesday evening with a play-in game at Santa Ana, but were
removed by CCCAA Executive Director Carlisle Carter on Tuesday
afternoon and replaced by Cerritos.
Carter ruled that the selection
committee had mis-interpreted the eeding / pairing guidelines in
seeding the Comets No. 17. Santa Ana now will host Cerritos
(16-11), runner-up in the South Coast Conference Southern
Division, in the play-in game.The Comets defeated the Falcons by
19 points 81-62 in their only meeting at the Mt. San Jacinto
Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 16.
Stanton, Fegan and Littleton
make first team
DIEGO (2-22-14) -- The Palomar women's basketball team landed three players on the
All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference first team
which was selected Saturday by conference coaces.
The PC selections were Mikaela Stanton
(sophomore guard from Vista High School), Maureen
Fegan (sophomore guard/forward, Rancho Buena Vista
High School) and Biaca Littleton (sophomore
guard/forward, Vista High School).
Cora Lopez from conference
champion Mt. San Jacinto was named Player of the
Year. Chris Mozga from Mt. San Jacinto was
Coach of the Year.
PC rocks Olympians, appears playoff
MARCOS (2-21-2014) -- It appears Palomar's women's
basketball team, which clobbered San Diego Mesa 74-54 at The
Dome on Friday night, is headed back to the California Community
College Athletic Association's Southern California playoffs.
With the Coaches vs. Cancer Night
victory, the Comets finished in a tie for second place in the
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference with Southwestern, which
dropped its final game of the regular season at Mt. San Jacinto
60-48. The Eagles win the conference championship outright,
which apparently puts Palomar into the playoffs due in a
If the Jaguars would have won Friday's
game, they would have tied Mt. San Jacinto for the title and the
Comets would have finished in third place and very much a
longshot to make the postseason.
Mikaela Stanton led Palomar past Mesa
with 21 points, which took game scoring honors. Maureen Fegan
scored 16 points and Bianca Littleton had 11 points. Ashleigh
Barnes (8 points) and Gabby Cabrera (7 points) also made big
Kimberly Scott led Mesa with 20 points.
Stanton scored 17 points in the first
half and Fegan had points and the Comets streaked out to a 47-25
halftime lead. The Olympians battled back in the second half but
could never really get to within range of the Comets.
Palomar finishes the regular season
16-11 overall and 11-3 in the PCAC. The Comets won their last
five regular-season games.
Stanton (above left), Maureen Fegan (above right)
Comets roll rival Spartans, are 1 out
with 1 left
(2-19-2013) -- Palomar rocked North County rival
MiraCosta 94-62 on Wednesday night in a Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference women's basketball game on the Spartans' floor
as Bianca Littleton led five Comets in double figures with 23
The Comets find themselves in the same
position in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference as they
did entering the game, one game behind co-leaders Mt. San
Jacinto and Southwestern. But its with one game to play instead
of two. Mt. San Jacinto, the runner-up in last year's state
tournament, held off San Diego Mesa 64-62 on Wednesday, while
Southwestern defeated Imperial Valley.
While the Comets host San Diego Mesa in
the second game of the Coaches vs. Cancer doubleheader at The
Dome on Friday at 7 p.m. (the Palomar men host MiraCosta at 5),
the Eagles and Jaguars square off for the PCAC championship at 5
p.m. in San Jacinto.
If the Comets beat the Olympians,
they'll tie the loser of the Mt. San Jacinto-Southwestern game
for second place and will be hoping to receive a Southern
California playoff berth.
Joining Littleton in double figures in
Wednesday's win over the Spartans: Mikaela Stanton with 16
points, Maureen Fegan (12 points, and 7 rebounds), Ashleigh
Barnes (12 points and 9 boards) and Victoria Stewart (10
points, 6 assists).
Littleton (above left), Mikaela Stanton (right)
Comets win, remain game out with 2
MARCOS (2-14-2014) -- Palomar remained one game out of
first place in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's
basketball race on Friday evenng, beating Grossmont 76-61.
The Comets, who were led by Mikaela
Stanton's 21 points, are 14-11 on the season, 9-3 in conference
where they trail co-leaders Mt. San Jacinto and Southwestern.
The Eagles and Jaguars both won Friday and are 10-2 in
conference. There are two games remaining in PCAC play next
Wednesday and Friday.
Jessica Scott (16 points) and Bianca
Littleton (15 points) also scored in double figures for Palomar.
Dechae Evans and Maureen Fegan had
eight points each.
Palomar led 41-29 at halftime as Scott
scored 12 points and Littleton talied 11 points.
Mikaela Stanton (above left), Jessica Scott
Evans goes off on Knights; PC stays one
DIEGO (2-12-2014) -- Palomar kept its hopes of a repeat
Pacific Coast Athletic Association women's basketball
championship alive on Wednesday night, getting 26 points from
Dechae Evans and defeating San Diego City College 75-56 at Harry
Evans went 10-for-15 from the field and
6-for-8 from the free throw line and also had 14 rebounds, five
steals, two blocks and two assists as she dominated the Knights.
Palomar led 40-26 at the half.
Maureen Fegan scored 14 points for the
Comets. Her 3-pointer with 16 minutes, 16 seconds left in the
first half put Palomar up for good at 7-6 after the Knights had
Mikaela Stanton added 13 points.
Ashleigh Barnes contributed nine rebounds and Jessica Scott had
Nyadoup Lam led City College with 20
points and also grabbed 14 rebounds. Alex Warren had 14 points,
14 reounds and eight blocks.
But Warren's and Lam's rebound totals
went for naught as the Comets outrebounded the Knights 51-47.
Palomar moved to 8-3 in the conference
with three games remaining, beginning with fourth-place
Grossmont on Friday at 5 p.m. at The Dome. The Comets are a game
back of co-leaders Mt. San Jacinto, which defeated Grossmont
83-73 on Friday, and Southwestern, a 71-33 winner over
Dechae Evans, above left;
Maureen Fegan, above right
Palomar back in win column and still in
SAN MARCOS (2-07-2013) --
Palomar rebounded into the
women's basketball victory column on Friday evening at The Dome
and remained alive in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference race
in the process.
The Comets buried visiting Imperial
Valley 80-53, keeping the Arabs winless on the season, as 10 different
Bianca Littleton (17 points), Mikaela
Stanton (16 points) and Dechae Evans (10 points) scored in
double figures for Palomar. Maureen Fegan added nine points.
Jessica Scott had eight points.
Palomar (7-3) is tied for third place
in the conference, one game in back of co-loeaders Mt. San
Jacinto (8-2) and Southwestern 8-2.
Mt. San Jacinto won 66-55 over San
Diego City College on Friday. Southwestern defeated
PC loses, misses chance to regain tie
MARCOS (2-05-2014) --
When San Diego City College
upset first-place Southwestern 62-51 on Friday evening in San
Diego, Palomar had a golden opportunity to regain a tie for the
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball lead.
But, despite 23 points from Deche Evans
and 21 from Maureen Fegan, the Comets dropped as an 85-79
decision to visiting Mt. San Jacinto at The Dome.
And, instead of finding themselves tied
for the conference lead with the Jaguars and Grossmont, a 74-71
winner over San Diego Mesa, the Comets find themselves looking
up from fourth place.
Southwestern, Grossmont and Mt. San
Jacinto are tied for first place with 7-2 PCAC records. Palomar
Bianca Littleton also was in double
figures for the Comets, scoring 17 points.
Mikaela Stanton, Fegan and Littleton
all fouled out down the stretch, after the Comets had battled
back from a 52-34 halftime deficit
scores two of her 17 points against Mt. San
Jacinto on Friday night. -- Photo by Hugh
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Jags knock PC out of tie for 1st, take over lead
CHULA VISTA (1-31-2014) --
Defending champion Palomar and Southwestern
entered Wednesday evening's game tied for first
place in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.
But after a bad shooting night, the Comets find
themselves back in a three-way tie for second
place with Mt. San Jacinto, a 72-35 winner over
Imperial Valley, and Grossmont, which downed
Gabby Cabrera (left) led Palomar scorers with 11
The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for
the Comets. Palomar had won eight of its most
recent nine games since back on Dec. 18.
combine for 18 each in victory
DIEGO (1-29-2014) --
Palomar remained in
tie for first place in the Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference in women's basketball on Thursday
evening, winning 78-61 on the road over San Diego
Maureen Fegan (right) hit
six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points.
Dechae Evans also tallied 18 points. Bianca
Littleton joined them in double figures by scoring
Palomar advanced to 11-9 on
the season and 6-1 in conference, remaining in a tie
for the conference lead with Southwestern. The
Jaguars knocked Mt. San Jacinto out of what had been
a three-way deadlock for first place by winning
59-54 on Wednesday night in Chula Vista.
Comets roll over Spartans in rivalry
MARCOS (1-24-2013) --
Led by Mikaela Stanton,
Bianca Littleton, Victoria Stewart and Dechae Evans, Palomar
rolled to a 78-50 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's
basketball victory over visiting North County rival MiraCosta on
Wednesday evening at The Dome.
Coach Leigh Marshall's defending
conference champion Comets upped their record to 10-9 overall,
5-1 in the PCAC and remained in a tie for first place with Mt.
San Jacinto, last year's state community college runner-up, and
Southwestern. Mt. San Jac blitzed San Diego Mesa 71-36 on
Wednesday night. Southwestern turned back Imperial Valley 66-36.
Stanton scored 16 points, knocking down
five baskets (two of them 3-pointers) and going 4-for-4
from the free throw line, to lead four Comets in double figures.
Littleton tallied 15 points. Stewart
and Evans each had 13 points.
Stewart buried a 3-pointer with 18:37
left in the first half to break an early 2-2
tie and the Palomar led the rest of the way.
MiraCosta's Brogan Griffin was high
scorer for the game with 20 points. The Spartans fell to 2-12 on
the season and 2-4 in conference.
Stanton scores on a break-away lay-up after stealing an
in-bounds pass to break an early 2-2 tie and the Comets led the
rest of the way. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
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layup with 2 seconds left lifts PC
CAJON (1-22-2014) --
A lay-up by Bianca
Littleton (left) with 2 seconds to play lifted Palomar's women's
basketball team to a 70-68 victory on the road over Grossmont on
With the win, the defending champion
Comets remain in a tie for first place in the Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference with Mt. San Jacinto, a 53-31 winner over
MiraCosta, and Southwestern, which defeated San Diego Mesa
61-50. The three teams are all 4-1 in the PCAC, while Grossmont
drops to 3-2 and falls out of what was a four-way tie for the
The Comets opened up an early 9-point
lead and were in front almost the entire way. The Griffins led
briefly by a point in the second half but were unable to hold
Palomar was up by six points 68-62
after Maureen Fegan (right) popped in a jump shot with 4:22 left
in the game, but hit a 4-minute, 20-second scoreless spell at
that point as the Griffins fought back to pull even at 68-68.
That set the stage for Littleton's game
Fegan led four Comets in double figures
with 18 points and also had eight revbounds. Mikaela Stanton
scored 15 points, Jessica Scott 11 and Dechae Evans contributed
10 points and nine rebounds. Littleton also had four steals.
Victoria Stewart dished off five assists.
Jonalynn Fuertes led the Griffins with
18 points off the bench.
Palomar was on top at halftime 37-31.
Grossmont had created the four-way tie
for the conference lead going into the game by handing Mt. San
Jacinto its first PCAC loss last Friday night at San Jacinto
Maureen Fegan splits San Diego City College's defense in Comets'
97-83 victory on Friday. BELOW:
Mikaela Stanton, who led
Palomar with 26 points, sets for one of her six 3-pointers in
first-half action. -- Photos by Hugh Cox.
Comets put 5 in double figures,
in tie for first
MARCOS (1-17-2014) --
The Palomar women's
basketball team put five players in double figures and
turned back San Diego City College 97-83 on Friday evening at
The Dome to move into a four-way tie for the Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference lead. The Comets, Mt. San Jacinto,
Southwestern and Grossmont all are 3-1 in the conference.
Mikaela Stanton, the reigning
PCAC Women's Athlete of the Week, scored 26 points for the
Comets on nine field goals, six of them coming from behind
the 3-point arc, and two free throws.
Maureen Fegan contributed
22 points, Jessica Scott 14 points, Bianca Littleton
11 points and Victoria Stewart 10 points.
The Comets raced out to a 51-38
halftime lea as Fegan scored 14 points an Stanton tallied 10
Grossmont traveled north and
pinned a 70-57 upset loss on Mt. San Jacinto, the 2012-13
state runner-up which was 3-0 in the conference, to create the
log-jam for first place. Southwestern rocked MiraCosta 70-40.
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Comets roll to 2nd win in 3 conference
Dechae Evans (left) scored
19 points and pulled own eight rebounds Wedneday evening as
coach Leigh Marshall's defending Pacific Coast Conference
women's basketball champions upped their league record to 2-1
The Comets routed Imperial Valley 86-46
at the Depouli Sports Complex.
Mikaela Stanton tallied 13 points and
passed off for five assists for the Comets. Ashleigh Barnes
(right) contributed a double-double with 10 points and 10
rebounds. Dezrah Van led IVC with 24 points.
Comets' Stanton is
PCAC Athlete of the Week
DIEGO (1-13-2014) -- Palomar basketball
player Mikaela Stanton has been
selected as Women's Athlete of the Week by the Pacific Coast
Stanton, a 5-foot-4
sophomore guard from Vista High School, scored 27
points as the Comets' women's team opened defense of
its 2013-14 conference women's championship with a
66-56 victory over Southwestern, last season's
runner-up, last Wednesday evening at The Dome. She
also dished off four assists. Stanton came back two
nights later with 10 points an five assists against
Mt. San Jacinto.
Stanton shared the women's
award with Grossmont basketball player Jessica
2013 state runner-up Eagles turn back Comets
SAN JACINTO (1-10-2014) --
Playing its second league
game as the newest member of the
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference, 2012-13 state
women's basketball runner-up Mt. San Jacinto
defeated last year's PCAC champion Palomar 76-65
Wednesday evening on the Eagles' floor.
Palomar's Dechae Evans (left) led both
teams in scoring with 20 points, but Mt. San Jacinto took
cointrol of the game by pouning the Comets on the boards 65-34.
The Comets played the Eagles even for
one half, with the teams tied 31-31 at intermission.
Jessica Scott (right) was second-high
scorer for Palomar with 15 points an also ha eight rebouns. The
Comets' Mikaela Stanton had 12 points an five assists. Maureen
Fegan added 11 points.
Johnette Brownle Mt. San Jacinto ith 17
points an 14 rebounds.
The Eagles, ranked
No.16 in the state, advanced to 14-4 on the
season (2-0 in the PCAC). The Comets are 6-9,
1-1 in conference.
Stanton (27 pts)
lifts defending champion PC
MARCOS (1-08-2013) -- Led by Mikaela
Stanton's 27 points, Palomar opened defense of its
2012-2013 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's
basketball championship with a 66-56 victory at The
Dome on Wednesday evening over last season's
Stanton scored 19 of those
points in the first half as she staked Palomar to a
39-25 lead at the break. She helped the Comets
extend their advantage to 21 points midway through
the second half and finishded the game with nine
field goals, including three 3-pointers. Stanton was
6-for-6 from the free throw line.
Bianca Littleton also was
in double figures for Palomar with 10 points. Dechae
Evans chipped in with eight points before fouling
out with 4 minutes remaining. Maureen Fegan added
Palomar went 18-for-22 from
the foul stripe.
Tia Griffis led the Jaguars
with 12 points. Alex Harris was next high with nine
points, all coming on free throws.
The Comets will go on the
road to play new PCAC member Mt. San Jacinto on
Friday at 5 p.m. The Eagles are 13-4 after a 91-41
win over Imperial Valley in their first-ever game in
the conference on Wednesay and are rankde No. 16 in
the state and No. 9 in Southern California.
Mt. San Jacinto, in its
final season as a member of the Foothill Conference
a year ago, went a school-record 30-3 and advanced to the CCCAA state
championship game.There, the Eagles lost to Mt. SAC.
Mikaela Stanton scores on a lay-up with 11:05
remaining in Friday's game, giving the Comets a 55-39
lead. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
Evans leads PC, is
PCAC Athlete of the Week
MESA (12-20-2013) / SAN DIEGO (12-22-2013) -- Palomar defeated
Pacific Coast Athletic Consolation rival
Southwestern 73-70 Fridary for the consolation championship
of the Erin Tomlinson Orange Coast College Christmas
Dachae Evans (left) led
the Comets to the victory with 22 points and 16
rebounds as she finished the tournament with 45
points and 41 rebounds in three games.
5-foot-10 freshman from Mount Miguel High School,
was selected to the all-tournament team and later
was selected as the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women's
Athlete of the Week.
Maureen Fegan (right) had 18 points,
five rebounds and five assists for the Comets. Bianca Littleton
aded 14 points and seven boards.
Palomar will be off until Jan. 8, until
the defending conference champion Comets host Southwestern in a
rematch to open PCAC play at The Dome at 5 p.m.
Palomar stuns Coast to reach
MESA (12-19-2013) --
Jessica Scott (left) scored 17
points and pulled down eight rebounds on Thursday as Palomar
upset tournament host Orange Coast 85-47 in the Erin Tomlinson
Christmas Classic to reach Friday's consolation championship
The Comets vs. Jaguars game will
be a matchup of the two schools that finished 1-2 in the Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference standings a year ago.
Dechae Evans (right) contributed a
double-double for the Comets vs. Orange Coast, with 16 points
and 11 rebounds. Maureen Fegan had 15 points and 10 boards.
Orange Coast, which came into the game
with an 8-4 record, was considered a solid favorite in
Thursday's game. Palomar entered the game at 3-8. The Comets
knocked the Pirates out of their own tournament.
Southwestern knocked off College of the
Canyons in its consolation semi-final.
Stanton scored 25 but Cuesta (12-0) wins 80-70
MESA (12-18-2013) --
Palomar's Mikaela Stanton (left)
pumped in 25 points on Wenesday but the Comets
fell to unbeaten Cuesta 80-70 in the first round
of the Erin Tomlinson Christmas Classic at
Orange Coast College.
Stanton, who was 4-of-9 on 3-pointers and went
7-of-8 from the free throw line, also had six
rebounds and passed off for five assists in the
Katie Rodriguez scored 23 points to lead the
Cougars, who advanced to 12-0 on the season.
Palomar outscored Cuesta from the field 48
points to 46, but the Cougars' 28 free throws
compared to 15 for the Comets turned out to be
the difference in the game.
Dechae Evans (right) had 17 points, 14 rebounds
and four steals for Palomar. Maureen Fegan
added12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Comets outrebouned the Cougars 49-37, to no
Palomar will play Orange Coast, which lost 63-62
to Chaffey, in the consolation semifinals on
Thursday at 3:30 p.m. If the Comets win the
loser-goes-home game, they'll face either
College of the Canyons or Southwestern for the
consolation title at the same time on Friday.
Grossmont turns back PC in 3rd-place game