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.
C-SPAN Bus to Visit West Campus in Partnership with Bright House
C-SPAN’s award-winning, 45-foot customized bus, in partnership with Bright House Networks, will visit PHSC on Thursday, December 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. outside of the Conference Center and S-building on the college's West Campus.
The bus, now in its 22nd year on the road, partners with local cable providers to visit schools and community events across the country to inform students, teachers and area residents about the public affairs network’s programs and resources, including its in-depth coverage of the U.S. Congress, White House, federal courts and the American political process. Through interactive exhibits, bus visitors will also learn how to access and utilize C-SPAN’s comprehensive online educational resources and services.
The bus is an interactive, multi-media learning center where visitors can experience: touch-screen quizzes on C-SPAN and the three branches of government; mobile devices demonstrating C-SPAN use on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio and mobile apps; and HD cameras and production equipment capable of producing onboard public affairs programming.
C-SPAN, created by the cable TV industry, is available in nearly 100 million households, offering three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C-SPAN Radio, heard in Washington, D.C., and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website that hosts live and archived video at C-SPAN.org. The public can access this extensive online collection—more than 200,000 hours of political and governmental footage —for free, and share user-generated video clips by email and social media.
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.
PHSC Foundation Announces Performing Arts Series Schedule
PHSC Foundation and sponsor, Tampa Bay Times, announce the 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series schedule. Five shows will be presented from December 2014 through March 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at the college's West Campus in New Port Richey. Tickets are $30 and $25. Show times are 7 p.m. The adjacent Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery will be open to patrons one hour before each show and during intermissions.
The season opens Saturday, December 6, featuring returning favorites, Phil Dirt and the Dozers, with a Holiday Show. Fans of all ages can enjoy a stroll through classic rock and roll along with the band’s holiday favorites. Saturday, January 24, Sounds of Soul celebrates the music of Motown and beyond. Sunday, February 8, last season’s hit The Rave On Band returns with Yesterday and Today, an interactive Beatles experience. ABBA Girlz takes the PHSC stage on Saturday, February 21, performing the legendary hits of ABBA. The PHSC Performing Arts Series concludes on Saturday, March 21 with Beginnings, a tribute to the legendary rock band, Chicago.
Discounts are available for groups of ten or more, seniors, season ticket holders and PHSC students and staff. Tickets may be purchased in person through the ticket office when the campus is open, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PHSC College Store in New Port Richey, at 727-816-3707 or online.
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.
Volleyball Team Wins Regional Championship and Advances
The Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) women’s volleyball team, with a season record of 38-5, became National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region X/District P champions after defeating Catawba Valley Community College in four sets on Saturday, Nov. 8. The Conquistadors, as regional champions, continue on to the 2014 NJCAA Division II National Volleyball Championship Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 20–22.
The Lady Conquistadors, having defeated Catawba Valley Community College in two intense matches during regular season game play, faced off in the final match of the tournament. The Conquistadors struck quickly and accurately in game one, defeating the Red Hawks 25-10. Picking up momentum, Catawba Valley went on a serving run in game two and ultimately defeated the Conquistadors by four points, 21-25. Game three proved to be a tight match, as the teams went point for point, but ended in the Conquistador’s favor with a final score of 26-24. Continuing the pace, the Conquistadors battled to win the fourth game, finishing at 25-16.
Sophomore Logan Miller, opposite hitter, recorded a team-high of 15 kills and sophomore Toni Imbimbo, libero, notched 31 digs. Freshman setter Teddi Wright also showcased an impressive performance, tallying 50 of the team’s 52 total assists. The Conquistadors finished the night with 95 digs and hit a .223 as a team.
All-tournament team selections 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.
In the regional championship match, the Lady Conquistadors defeated Surry Community College in three straight sets (25-17, 25-14, 25-10) and Wake Tech Community College in three straight sets (25-20, 25-20, 25-16).
For more information about the Lady Conquistadors follow the team on Twitter at @PHSCVolleyball and on Facebook at PHSC Volleyball. The national tournament will be broadcast by NJCAA TV.
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.