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PHSC Falls Into Losers Bracket of National Tournament


Fourth seeded Pasco-Hernando State College (39-5) defeated Waubonsee Community College 3-0 (25-19, 27-25, 25-22) in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday afternoon. The win moved the team into a winners bracket game against No. 5 Columbus State Community College of Ohio on Thursday night.  PHSC (39-6) came out strong winning the first set 25-22, but fell in the final three sets 12-25, 23-25 and 12-25. The loss moved the team into a match with Des Moines Area Community College at 4:30pm EST on Friday. The winner of that match will advance to the finals for fifth place on Saturday. The loser will be eliminated from the tournament. You can watch the tournament at

Basketball Suffers Loss to Polk State


The Quistas played a tough game against Polk State College last night. The final outcome was Polk 85, PHSC 65. The top scorers of the game were, Taylor Breck with 16 points and four rebounds; Daemon Ashley, 14 points and Shane Temara 13 points and four rebounds.

The team plays Gulf Coast State College at the Bruce Steward Classic in Niceville, Fla. on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College gym.

Quistas Fall to Indian River


On Monday the Quista's played against Indian River State College. They played hard, but lost, PHSC 62 to IRSC 90. Top scorers of the game were Daemon Ashley with 18 points and Shane Temara with 18 points and seven rebounds.

The Quistas play Polk State College tonight, at home, at 7 p.m.  The current record is 4-4.

St. Pete Overcomes Quistas Basketball


On Saturday November 15, the Quistas battled St. Pete College, but lost. Final score: PHSC 75 , St. Pete 87. Top players of the game included, Daemon Ashley 17 points and Victor Davila 14 points, and five steals.

The Quistas will play Indian River State College on Monday November 17 in Ft. Pierce at 7 p.m.  Their record is now 4-3.

Basketball Wins at Home Against Johnson University


The Quistas defeated Johnson University last night, 74-64. Top scorers were Shane Temara with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks and Daemon Ashley with 16 points and five rebounds. 

The next game will be against St. Petersburg College on Saturday November 15 at 4 p.m. at St. Petersburg College. 

Cross Country Team Places 18th in NJCAA 5k


The women's cross country team finished 18th place in the NJCAA 5k race. The course was challenging, the weather was cold and there were high winds but the ladies ran strong. The team was led by sophomore Melody Yero finishing in 19:58 and freshman Angela Cruz finishing in 19:59.

This is the first time all season the ladies broke into the 19s. Alyssa DeLigio was the third finisher for the team in 20:18. Rounding out the scoring were sophomore Kristen Dunlap in 20:43 and freshman Roxanna Caballero in 20:47. Samantha Martinez and Elise Cedre ran as sixth and seventh runners with times of 20:49 and 20:52.

The 18th place finish matches the 2013 team finish.

Season meet results

Basketball Takes Tough Loss to West Georgia Tech


The Quistas fought hard but lost against West Georgia Technical College.  Final score was PHSC 81, West Georgia 84. Top scorers included
Clayton Buchanan, 16 points and four assists and Shane Temara, 16 points and 15 rebounds.

The team's next game will be Wednesday November 12 at home against Johnson University at 7 p.m. 

The season record is now 3-2. 

Volleyball Advances to National Tournament


The Lady Conquistadors became Region X/District P champions after defeating Catawba Valley Community College in four sets on Saturday, November 8.

Sophomores Logan Miller, opposite hitter, and Toni Imbimbo, libero, shined for the Conquistadors, with Miller recording a team-high of 15 kills and Imbimbo notching 31 digs. Freshman setter Teddi Wright also showcased an impressive performance, tallying 50 of the team’s 52 total assists.

The team finished the night with 95 digs and hit a .223 as a team.

Receiving all tournament team accolades were sophomore outside hitter Jordan Bickett and freshman setter Teddi Wright. Additionally, sophomore opposite hitter, Logan Miller, was honored as the tournament’s most valuable player.

The team has now advanced to 38-5 for the season and will travel to Phoenix, Ariz. November 20-22 to compete for the 2014 NJCAA Division II National Volleyball Championship.

National championship bracket

Basketball Beats Oxford in Road Game


The Quistas pulled out a victory over Oxford on Thursday night. Final score: PHSC 81, Oxford 74. Top scorers were
Victor Davilia 18 points and five assists, Foday Kamara 14 points, six rebounds, and six assists, and Daemon Ashley 14 points and six rebounds.

The Quistas next game will be Saturday, November 8 against West Georgia Technical College at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Ga. 

Basketball Suffers Loss to Georgia Highlands


The Quistas lost their first away game to Georgia Highlands on Wednesday night. The final score was PHSC 57, Georgia Highlands 85. The Quistas' top scorers included Shane Temara, 14 points, and Daemon Ashley, 14 points and five rebounds. 

The Quistas play Thursday night against Oxford of Emory at 7:30 p.m. The team's current record is 2-1.