The game I felt would be the best of the day had a great first half, as Melia Basavand's 30-foot 3-pointer gave Pasadena City College a 45-44 halftime lead over the North's top seed, San Francisco.
Tied at 82-82 after regulation, the teams will head to overtime. The first men's quarterfinal yesterday went to three OTs.
Pasadena builds a six-point lead in the extra session, only to have San Francisco knot the score at 93-93 with 10 seconds to play. Forward Allegra Kohley tips in a miss for Pasadena to win the game, 95-93.
What a way to get the tournament started.
Kinyada Johnson had 19 points in the first half for Pasadena, followed by 11 for Basavand. Johnson had 34 points in regulation and had to be carried off the court after suffering an injury in overtime, but did return.
The Lancer gets the winner of the 5 p.m. game between Ventura and Foothill in tomorrow's 7 p.m. semifinal.