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.
Basketball Wins Home Game Against Georgia NW Tech
The Quistas were successful against Georgia Northwestern Technical College last night. The team scored 84 points over Georgia Northwestern Technical College's 67. The top scoring players were Taylor Breck 23 points and seven rebounds, Shane Temara 21 points and eight rebounds and Terrance Briggs 15 points and three rebounds.
The team's next game is Wednesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. against Georgia Highlands in Rome, Ga.
Veterans Symposium at PHSC
PHSC and the Pasco-Hernando Veterans Services Committee will host the third annual Veterans Symposium on Monday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel. Representatives from the college and other service organizations will provide information on benefits for vets and their families including re-employment, VA home loans and mortgages, education, insurance and more.
Brian Anderson, a former Green Beret, 10-year Army veteran and director of the Stand Down program will discuss his experience with Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) at the University of South Florida— a quick, effective and safe treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
“ART changed my life,” Anderson said. “This brief therapy took the bad memories that constantly resurfaced and put them in the proper order or long-term storage; it was almost like I was thinking about a time in history.”
The Wiregrass Ranch High School band will provide music and students in the high school’s culinary arts program will prepare and serve refreshments. PHSC Law Enforcement Academy cadets will present colors and the Saint Leo University ROTC will recognize veterans.
The Veterans Symposium welcomes veterans and their families, and is open to the public. Sponsors include the Vet Center, CareerSource Pasco/Hernando, Pasco County Veterans Services, PHSC Student Government Association at Porter Campus and PHSC Veterans Club at West Campus. Call 1-855-NOW-PHSC for more information.
Volleyball Prepares for Post Season
The PHSC women's volleyball team concluded their regular season matches with College's best ever overall regular season record of 35-5. Coach Kim Whitney also reached a milestone this season marking her 300th career win. Two players this season received FCSAA player of the week accolades, both for defensive player of the week, Melina Staengle and Toni Imbimbo. The final NJCAA National ranking concluded with PHSC at No. 4.
This week the team begins post season where they will travel to play in the District P, Region 10,8 Championship Tournament hosted by Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C. The tournament will run from Friday, November 7 through Saturday, November 8. The team will face off against the No. 6 ranked team and will need to win three consecutive matches to qualify for the NJCAA National Championship Tournament hosted by Phoenix College in Phoenix, Arizona.
You can follow the team on Facebook "PHSC Volleyball" and twitter @PHSCVolleyball throughout the tournament.
Basketball Opens Season with a Win
Today was the Quistas' first game opener. They succeeded with a win over Clearwater Christian College. Clearwater Christian College 66, PHSC 74. Top players were, Taylor Breck, 19 points, 14 rebounds. Victor Davila, 12 points, and eight assists. Deion Fields 11 points, eight rebounds, one block. Daemon Ashley, 10 points.
The Quistas will be on the road in Georgia for the next four games. The first game against Georgia Northwestern Technical College is November 4.
Basketball Scrimmage Fundraiser a Success
The Quistas played their last scrimmage game Saturday. The final score was Tampa Swish 114, PHSC 79 The top player for the Quistas was Taylor Breck with 24 points and 8 rebounds.
The game was a fundraiser for former player (1988-1990) and assistant coach Brent Cooper (2000-2001). The game raised $600 to aid Coach Cooper with medical expenses. We wish him well on his health.
The Quistas open with their first game on November 1 against Clearwater Christian College, at home, at 4 p.m.
Softball Team to Hold Tryouts in December
PHSC will hold an open tryout for the 2015-2016 softball team on December 6 at 10 a.m. The tryout will be held at the West Campus softball field and will run for approximately 90 minutes. Participants are required to bring their own equipment. Please contact Coach Tom Ryan at email@example.com to register.
Basketball Takes Loss at Home from Trinity College
The Quistas played tough against Trinity College during Tuesday night's scrimmage. However, they lost by four points, Trinity College 98, PHSC 94.
Top players of the game were Shane Temara, 26 points, eight rebounds, and six blocks. Taylor Breck, 19 points, and 12 rebounds. Victor Davila 17 points, and nine assists.
The next and final scrimmage will be this Saturday October 25 at 2 p.m. at home.
Run with the Quistas a Big Success
The 10th annual Run with the Quistas 5k event was a huge success. Over 120 runners participated in the 5k event. There were many alumni that came back to participate in the race. Tyler Mattera won the race in a time of 17:30. For the females, alumni Courtney McAuliffe took the title in 20:17. The first runner for the lady Quista cross country team was Elise Cedre in a time of 20:22. The next seven places were members from the team with sophomore Sammi Martinez setting a new personal best in 20:31 to take third female overall. Angela Cruz (20:44), Melody Yero (20:47) and Roxanna Caballero (20:58) rounded out the top five. This is the first time all season the top five runners have all been under the 21-minute mark.
The race also had a faculty division with 10 members of the PHSC faculty and staff participating in the race. Timothy Moore won the faculty division with Bobby Yancy and Steve Winterling taking second and third respectively.
The ladies were back into the top 25 rankings this week and will not have another 5k until the national meet held on November 8 in Texas.