That queasiness in Coach Paul Landreaux's stomach is hardly the product of inspired play by his El Camino College basketball team.
No, the Warriors, despite their 69-58 victory over Mt. San Antonio on Wednesday night did little to soothe that sinking feeling Landreaux gets when his team walks on to the court.
"This is a very strange group," said Landreaux, whose team leads the South Coast Conference with a 9-2 record. "They're a very talented bunch, but they seem to utilize that talent only when they want to."
Mt. Sac, the conference doormat at 2-9, took a 54-50 lead with 6:25 left in the game. But El Camino mounted a 19-4 run that proved the difference.
Kirkland Howling scored 10 of his 19 points during the stretch, and Arlandis Rush led all scorers with 20 points.