PC men and women fall
GLENDALE 65, PC 52
Porterville College jumped out to a 16-4 lead before Glendale came back at the Fresno Tournament. PC still led 31-29 at halftime before Glendale began the second half with a 20-1 run to take a 49-32 lead. PC responded with a 14-0 run to close to within 49-46 with about five minutes left before Glendale pulled away.
Destiny Zarate had 16 points and seven rebounds, Eva Gutierrez had seven points and two assists, Jackie Padron scored six points, Katrina Goulbourne had six points, eight rebounds and three assists, Maribel Bravo had nine points and two assists and Alia Alvarez and Chrissy Medina each added two assists.
COMPTON 104, PC 51
Porterville coach T.J. Jennings several players were sent home early after Friday’s game against East Los Angeles College for a violation of team rules, so PC had just nine players against Compton. Miguel Perez did go 5-of-8 from three-point range in scoring 20 points and Dominic Avila added eight points for PC.
Jennings said his team should be at full strength when it next plays in the College of the Sequoias Tournament, but things won’t get any easier as the Pirates will open with state power Ventura on Friday.