SCOREBOARD

FRIDAY, NOV. 21
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Non-Conference
at The Dome
Palomar 83, Rio Hondo 33

PCAC SCOREBOARD

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, NOV. 22
FOOTBALL
Patriotic Bowl
at Wilson Stadium, Escondido High School

vs. Glendale, 2 p.m.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Non-Conference
at The Dome

vs. Los Angeles Valley, 5 p.m.

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WHITE SOX ELEVATE SALDINO TO THEIR 40-MAN ROSTER

CHICAGO (11-21-2014) -- The Chicago White Sox have elevated Palomar product Tyler Saladino to their 40-man roster.

Saladino appeared in 82 games with Triple-A Charlotte during the 2014 season, batting .310 with 16 doubles, four triples, nine homers, 43 RBIs and 41 runs scored. He was placed on the disabled list on July 13 and missed the remainder of the season after undergoing ulnar colateral ligament replacement surgery on hisr ight elbow.

Named as the starting shortstop for the International League for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game against the Pacific Coast League, sustained the injury days before the game and had to be replaced in the starting lineup.

Saladino has played shortstop for the White Sox in Major League in spring training the last three years as a non-roster player while he made his way up through the club's minor league system.

He was at Palomar last week for Groundbreaking Ceremonies for the Comets' new baseball field.

ALEXANDER IS NAMED DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK 

LONG BEACH (11-09-2014) -- Bryce Alexander, who broke the Palomar single-game record with four interceptions in last Saturday's 47-20 victory over Santa Ana, has been selected as Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Alexander, who returned the interceptions a total of 72 yards, is a freshman out of Brawley High School.

He broke the PC record of three held by two players who both went on to play for in the Big 12 for Iowa State. Josh Hargis set the record against Long Beach City College in 2003 and Anthony Young tied Hargis' mark vs. Saddleback in 2009.

WATER POLO PLAYER EVAN DEAN BOTH ALL-STATE, ALL-AMERICA

SACRAMENTO (11-17-2014) -- Palomar water polo player Evan Dean, who previously was selected as Co-Player of the Year in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference, has been named to the Community College All-American and All-State teams.

Teammate Rich Farley was selected All-State second team and first-team All-Southern California.

Chad Aronen, who guided the Comets to the PCAC championship and a final 18-9 overall record, missed being selected as state Co-Coach of the Year by one vote.

 

(UPDATED AT 10:25 P.M. ON FRIDAY, NOV. 21)

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FOOTBALL  6-4  3-3   WRESTLING  10-4  2-2   GOLF (W)  Conf:  60-36   VOLLEYBALL (W) 19-4 13-3    WATER POLO (M) 18-9 7-3   WATER POLO (W) 12-13 3-6  SOCCER (M)  6-11-4  3-7-2   SOCCER (W)  9-9-2  2-6-0  CROSS COUNTRY (M/W)  no duals BASKETBALL (M) 3-1 0-0  BASKETBALL (W)  5-0  0-0  BASEBALL 0-0  0-0  SOFTBALL  0-0  0-0  GOLF (M)  0-0  0-0    TENNIS (M)   0-0  0-0   TENNIS (W)   0-0  0-0  SWIM & DIVE (M)  0-0  0-0  SWIM & DIVE (W) 0-0  0-0    TRACK & FIELD (W)  no dual meets scheduled   VOLLEYBALL (M)  0-0  0-0  SAND VOLLEYBALL (W)  0-0  0-0

 

FOOTBALL: Patriotic Bowl

PC to host 9-1 Glendale on Saturday at 2 p.m.

SAN MARCOS (11-19-2014) -- Palomar (6-4) will host Glendale College (9-1) on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Escondido's Wilson Stadium in the Patriotic Bowl.

The Comets will be making their 23rd post-season appearance. They're 14-8 all-time in the post-season.

It will be the first time Palomar has played in the post-season since 2011, when the Comets played Cerritos in the SCFA Bowl, which doubled as a first-round state playoff game. That Palomar team wound up being ranked No. 18 in the nation by the J.C. Grid-Wire of Kirkland, Washington.

Active Duty U.S. Military and veterans with I.D. will be admitted free.

UT SAN DIEGO FEATURE ARTICLE ON BILL DIETRICK, CURRENT PALOMAR QUARTERBACKS COACH AND THE FORMER OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR AT NOTRE DAME, STANFORD, WASHINGTON AND WASHINGTON STATE WHO HAS DEVELOPED 12 NFL QUARTERBACKS

W. BASKETBALL: Comets 83, Roadrunners 33

ABOVE: Just after this picture was taken, Aliah Marshall was tripped trying to take this ball to the basket and made both free throws vs. Rio Hondo on Thursday night. BELOW: 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

SAN 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 Thursday night as the Comets won their home opener 83-33 at The Dome.

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 Roadrunners 62-22.

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 points.

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 p.m.

M. BASKETBALL: PC 69, Orange Coast 52

ABOVE: Palomar's Ryan Shaffer (No. 3) was fouled by Orange Coast's Michael Niezner on this play. He made both free throws to put the Comets up 43-29 with 15:23 left in the game. BELOW: After the Pirates got to within six points, Matt Duniphan (21) put Palomar in front by 10 with 5:14 remaining as the Comets went on to win by 17 points. -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Comets power past Pirates by 17 in home debut

SAN MARCOS (11-19-2014) -- Palomar rocked non-conference opponent Orange Coast 69-52 in its home opener on Thursday night at The Dome, showing signs along the way of what coach John O'Neill feels could wind up being a very good men's basketball team.

The Comets (3-1) sprinted out to a 37-21 halftime lead behind the floor play of freshman guard Ryan Shaffer out of Temecula Valley High School. They let Orange Coast close to six points to get back in the game, then dropped the hammer on the Pirates down the stretch as Matt Duniphan, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound freshman forward from Escondido High School dominated the visitors physically inside.

Duniphan, coming off the bench, grabbed eight of his game-high 10 rebounds down the stretch and scored all eight of his points in the second half by making 4-of-5 of his attempts from the field and was a physical force near the basket the entire time.

Palomar put four players in double figures -- James Sampson with 13 points thanks to a 6-for-6 night from the free throw line, Shaffer with 12, Deven Riley with 11 including a thunderous dunk and Jeremy Franklin with 10.

Shaffer went 3-for-5 from the field, 2-for-4 on 3-pointers and 4-for-4 from the line, but his real value was defensively and controlling the basketball. Sampson dished off four assists. Riley contributed four blocks.

Brad Buchignani had 10 points for Orange Coast.

W. VOLLEYBALL: Comets 3, Knights 0

PC ends regular season with win, awaits seed

SAN DIEGO (11-20-2014) -- Led by 17 kills and two aces from Madi Stark (left), Palomar swept San Diego City College 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 Thursday night at Harry West Gym  in a match that was moved up a day from its original Friday date.

Coach Karl Seiler's team, which finished the regular season 19-4, 13-3 for undisputed second place in the nine-team Pacific Coast Athletic Conference, and awaits results of the Southern California seeding meeting on Sunday to find out where it may fit into the postseason playoff structure.

Seiler has been around long enough to realize undisputed second place behind the state's third-ranked team (Grossmont, a 25-15, 25-10, 25-18 winner over Imperial Valley to finish the regular season unbeaten), doesn't automatically punch a ticket to the regionals.

Maci Lerno had eight kills and two blocks for the Comets. Haley Farnum (right) had eight digs. Brittany Mitchell contributed 31 assists.

Also speaking at the event were Trustee Nancy Chadwick, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Services Adrian Gonzales, Director of Athletics Scott Cathcart and representatives of Northern San Diego County politicians.

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