Last night the Panthers hosted East LA in one of the most highly anticipated games in JC basketball this week. The Huskies took an early lead, blowing the game open in the first half and entered the locker room with a 41 – 14 halftime lead. The Panthers won the second half 25 – 23 , but it wasn't enough to claim the victory for the Panther squad. The CHP had only 5 players score, led by Isaiah McCullough with 11 points. The Panthers were dominated on the glass and committed 25+ turnovers. The Huskies won the battle of the big men 29-0. The second round of the 2018 South Coast Conference North season opens up this Friday, with the Panthers hosting Mt Sac at 7pm in the Sports Center. In the first meeting between the two rivals (January 17) Chaffey beat the Mounties 60-58 on their home court with a last second shot.
After last night's SCC games, there is a three way tie for 1st place in the conference with Chaffey, Mt Sac and ELAC all holding at 4-1. The Mounties defeated LA Trade Tech 73-66. ELAC and Chaffey will face off again on February 16 in the final regular season game for both teams.