Knights Punish Southwestern

Basketball team is 4-0 in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference

San DIego City College basketball team defeats Soutweestern Jaguars 93-68  wining its 5th  game streak  on Feb. 3 at San Diego City College West Gymnasium. Photo Credit:Celia Jimenez

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San DIego City College basketball team defeats Soutweestern Jaguars 93-68 wining its 5th game streak on Feb. 3 at San Diego City College West Gymnasium. Photo Credit:Celia Jimenez

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The City College men’s basketball team triumphed over the Southwestern Jaguars 93-68 Wednesday night at Harry West Gymnasium. The Knights advanced their overall record to 18-7 and 4-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

The Knights controlled the first half of the game from tip-off. The team fielded a strong offense and defense, keeping the Jaguars away from the basket, ending with a half time score of 55-28.

Sophomore guard Rico Falia scored a total of 17 points in the first half, keeping the Knights in the lead the entire game. He also cranked out three-pointers, sinking 62.5 percent of his shots in this match.

Sophomore guard Taylor Nelson dribbled his way around the Southwestern defense assisting his teammates with nine points during the first half.

“We’re coming together as a team more now. We had a few hiccups earlier before Conference but nothing that we can’t overcome,” Nelson said.

During the second half, Southwestern became more aggressive, controlling the game the first minutes but the Knights fought back and kept the pressure on the Jaguars.

Assisting Falia and Nelson was freshman center Leonard Allen, standing a whopping seven feet tall, who scored 20 points in the game.

“I think the game went great. The guys played hard enough to get a nice-sized lead. It seems as though they are getting it,” said Head Coach Mitch Charlens. “We have to keep playing hard and keep playing for each other. We have a brand new crop of guys this year. You never know when it’s going to click and it seems as though it’s clicked at this point.”

The Knights still have four more conference games this season. The next match will be at home in Harry West Gymnasium on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m.

 

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