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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
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.
Marshall is pictured in a file photo by Hugh Cox
Comets' Marshall named state Coach of Year
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
NORWALK (3-15-2015) --
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
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
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.
ABOVE: Palomar's Keisha
Cox drives through Mt. SAC defenders on Saturday
night. She scored with 11 minutes to play to pull
the Comets to within two points of the undefeated
(33-0) and Southern California No. 1-seed Mounties
in the Elite Eight game at Mt. SAC. -- Photo by Hugh
Cox. BELOW LEFT:
Cox, who finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds, 3
assists and 3 steals. BELOW RIGHT:
Lynnzy Troxell, who was the second-leading rebounder
for both teams with 9.
Cox scores 22 but unbeaten Mt. SAC wins
Palomar closed to within
four points in the final seconds, but undefeated Mt.
SAC held on to defeat the Comets 60-54
in Saturday night's championship game of one of the
two Southern California Regional women's basketball
Keisha Cox scored 22 points for Palomar, high for
both teams, and also had 11 rebounds, 3 assists and
3 steals. Melissa Allen had 8 points, Jessica Scott
6 points and Lynnzy Troxell scored 5 points to go
along with 9 rebounds.
For Southern California No. 1 seed Mt. SAC (33-0),
Priscilla Lopez was the leading scorer with 10 points
as the Mounties, playing in their own gym, avoided
the upset of the year. Sessharique
Youngblood and Lashanique Youngblood each added 9
points for Mt. SAC.
Palomar turned the ball over 31 times, which cost
the Comets the win and a trip to next week's CCCAA
Final Four at Cerritos. Instead, the Mounties
advance after barely keeping their hopes intact for
their third state championship in the last four
years and seventh state title in the last 12 years.
"I was very disappointed (with the turnovers),"
coach Leigh Marshall said. "You can't expect to win
with 31 turnovers."