Huskies Avenge Their Lone Loss, Beat Copper Mountain 86-69

Huskies Avenge Their Lone Loss, Beat Copper Mountain 86-69

by Cerwin D. Haynes

(photos courtesy of Tadzio Garcia and East Los Angeles College Basketball)



Lead by a monster performace by forward Kealen Allen, the ELAC Huskies (9-1) outpaced the Fighting Cacti of Copper Mountain (4-6) 86-69 and go 3-0 at the Riverside Community College Tournament this weekend. Allen, who was named to the All-Tournament team, was hyper-efficient shooting the ball (12-14 from the field) and rabid on the glass en route to a 31-point, 17-rebound performance.

The Huskies were determined not to suffer a second loss to the Fighting Cacti: ELAC controlled this one from the first few minutes. Anytime Copper Mountain made a run and/or got close to tying the score, ELAC would push the lead back out to an arm's distance. The Huskies opened the game on a 9-0 run and would lead 11-2 at the 16:29 mark in the first half. Copper Mountain responded with eight straight points to close within one point at 11-10 and then again at 15-14. But at the 8:07 mark an Allen dunk would spark another Husky run, a 10-0 spurt to increase their lead to 25-14. ELAC would enter haltime up 38-24.

In the second half, Copper Mountain would only get a close as nine points (39-30, 17:43 mark) before the Huskies would ultimately build their lead to as many as 21 points (69-48, 7:08 mark) and hold on. 



  • Allen's 12-14 shooting buoyed a strong team shooting performance of 51.7%. Forward Jordan Polynice made five of his seven shots, finishing with 16 points and seven rebounds (five offensive).
  • ELAC held Copper Mountain to 36.7% shooting.
  • Only one three-point shot was made between both teams (CMC 1-12, ELAC 0-6).
  • Since their lone loss to Copper Mountain, the Huskies have won five straight.



After a long stretch of tourney games with a couple of road games in between, the Huskies finally will make their home debut SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th! The visiting team with be the Falcons of Cerittos College. Tip-off is at 6pm. is the official East Los Angeles College athletics website. Any other website containing information about East Los Angeles College athletics is not sanctioned by East Los Angeles College and therefore may not contain accurate information.