East County Sports

Griffins romp 112-8, but it’s not a record in San Diego County



ECS staff report

CHULA VISTA – In one of the biggest blowouts in country history, the Grossmont College Griffins secured a victory by more than 100 points over host Southwestern College, 112-8, in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference action Friday (Jan. 19) in the South Bay.

The margin of 104 points is a record for Grossmont, but is not a county or community college record.

Before state sanctioned play began with a spring season in 1978, many local schools participated in the defunt San Diego County Collegiate Women’s Basketball League.

The SDCCWBL had six main members: Grossmont, Southwestern, San Diego City among community colleges, plus four-year schools in Point Loma Nazarene University (then simply Point Loma College), UC San Diego and University of San Diego. Mesa joined for the final two season.

The country record saw Southwestern defeat USD, then the Toreras (not Toreros) by a whopping county of 120-4 in 1974.

The Southern California community college record came in the old Southern California Conference, when Santa Monica whipped Los Angeles City in a pair of conference games,112-4 and 120-8.

Needless to day, the LACC Cubs dropped the program in the following offseason.

No information on the Grossmont victory was posted to the state website by the SWC — it is believed they were too embarrassed to post the boxscore.

Still, the right points by the Jaguars is better than the first half of the regular season, since they temporarily dropped the program ad did not play any non-conference games.

Note: In t its previous start, Southwestern was shutout by No. 8 Palomar, 120-0.

Grossmont returns to the court on Wednesday (Jan 24), hosting San Diego Mesa at 7 p.m.