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Women's Basketball

Mission Conference Champions 1978-79

PCC/PCAC Champions 1984-85, 2000-2001, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2012-13, 2014-15

Undefeated Conference Seasons 1984-85, 2007-08, 2008-09


2015-16 Schedule/Results   |   2015-16 Roster  |  2015-16 Stats  |  Coaching Staff

2014-15 Season  |    2014-15 Schedule/Results   |   2014-15 Roster  |  2014-15 Stats

2013-14 Season    |   2013-14 Schedule/Results    |   2013-14 Roster

2012-13 Season   |   2012-13 Schedule/Results   |   2012-13 Roster

2015-16 Season ...

Palomar blows out Rio Hondo, advances to 5-1

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

COSTA 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 1:02 mark.

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 39-32.

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

SAN 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 throws."

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

SAN 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 Citrus.

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

SAN 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.

ABOVE: 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. BELOW LEFT: Alexus Barnes takes the ball to the bucket for two points. -- Photos by Hugh Cox. BELOW RIGHT: Regina Sheffield, who led 13 Comets in the scoring column with 12 second-half points.

PC puts 13 in scoring column in opening rout 

SAN 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 pressure defense.

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 points apiece.

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

SAN MARCOS (11-04-2015) -- Palomar's defending Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champion women's squad 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.

Off-Season ...

Palomar's Cox, Balcom sign with 4-year colleges

SAN MARCOS (5-30-2015) -- Palomar women's basketball players Keisha Cox and Tessa Balcom both have signed with four-year colleges.

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, Manitoba, Canada.

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, Oklahoma.

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 scholarships

SAN 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, South Dakota.

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 game.

2014-15 Season ...

ABOVE: Palomar's Leigh Marshall has been honored by the California Community College Women's Basketball Coaches Association as Coach of the Year. -- Courtesy photo.

Comets' Marshall named state Coach of Year

NORWALK (3-15-2015) -- Leigh Marshall, who has coached Palomar to two of the last three Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championships and guided the 2014-15 Comets to within six points of a state Final Four appearance, is the California Community College Coach of the Year.

Marshall was honored with the South award by the California Commnity Women's Basketball Coaches Association, which selects one coach from the South and one from the North. She received the award at the CCCAA State Final Four at Cerritos College over the weekend.

Marshall previously was honored as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

Her 2014-15 team went 26-4 (13-1 to win the PCAC), drawing a first-round bye in the Regionals and defeating Long Beach City College 51-45 at The Dome and defending state champion Ventura 69-47 on the roadback-to-back.

The Comets were finally eliminated 60-54 by Mt. SAC, the Southern California No 1 seed, one win short of the Fknal Four in one of two Southern Cal regional bracket championship games. The Mounties then won their first game in the Final Four to advance to 34-0 on the season before being upset by Chabot College of Hayward 63-58 in the state championship game on Sunday.


COSTA 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 65-40.



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