Comets finish season with losing record but play hard
May05

Comets finish season with losing record but play hard

      The Palomar College Men’s basketball team finished its season with a 11-17 record. During the season, the Comets struggled with being out-rebounded but continued to play hard in every game. The Comets defeated their North County rival MiraCosta College both times they met within the season. According to the men’s basketball website the team said its goodbyes to four sophomores: Derick Jones, Aaron Roedl, Marley...

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Returning players will highlight next season
May05

Returning players will highlight next season

The women’s basketball team finished the season with a 16-11 record. Six Comets will return next season, and three of the four sophomores will be moving on to play at the four-year level. All have received scholarships. Mikaela Stanton, Maureen Fegan and Bianca Littleton were also first team players for the All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. Stanton will take her skills to Canada where she will play at Brandon University and...

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Post season hopes fouled
Mar07

Post season hopes fouled

After days of excitement and celebration the Palomar College women’s basketball team was notified the day before playoffs they were not going after all. The Cerritos College Falcons replaced the Comets after an official appeal was made. Palomar was not given enough time to re-appeal because the team was not informed until the day before regionals according to Head Women’s Basketball coach Leigh Marshall. There were 18 teams that moved...

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Star guard is more than just a player
Mar03

Star guard is more than just a player

Palomar’s Mikaela Stanton is a little dynamo on the basketball court with a motto of, “handle the ball like Rajon Rondo and shoot it like Ray Allen.” However, her teammates and coach are more impressed by her big-time character on and off the court. Stanton’s love for basketball started at 2-years-old on a Fisher Price hoop where her mom and dad were her first coaches. As her game and age developed she went on to be a stand-out player...

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Double header games ends in double success
Mar03

Double header games ends in double success

On Feb. 21 Palomar’s men and women basketball teams played a double header, said farewell to their sophomores and raised money for cancer research to end the regular season. In the first game of the night, the men’s team defeated the Mira Costa College Spartans 74-65, behind sophomore guard, Derick Jones, who had 15 points, three rebounds and six assists. Mira Costa, who was down by as many 20 points in the second half, came within...

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Undersized Comets stay positive despite losses
Jan30

Undersized Comets stay positive despite losses

The Palomar College’s Men’s Basketball team has had a tough time adjusting to the departure of All-State center Joe Vas this season, but that still hasn’t deterred the team from its goal of winning the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) for a second straight season. The Comets lost both of their games last week to Mt. San Jacinto (66-54), and a triple overtime heart-breaker to Grossmont (98-97), continuing their losing streak to...

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