A shocker: “Fresno City men’s basketball coach Ed Madec under investigation, out as coach” BRYANT-JON ANTEOLA AND ANTHONY GALAVIZ
College Basketball Scores and Highlights
Thursday, February 20
Seattle downed Grand Canyon 95-89 carried by 23 points and 12 rebounds from sophomore Riley (Archbishop Mitty) Grigsby.
Eastern Washington edged Sacramento State 77-76 despite Joshua (Sierra High) Patton finishing with 18 points, five boards and three assists.
Behind Malik (Jesuit High) Duffy’s 16 points plus 15 and nine rebounds from Justin (River City High) Briggs, Chico State nabbed an 80-69 homecourt success over San Francisco State. Linton (Cabrillo College) Acliese totaled 25 points for the Gators.
Cal State Monterey Bay turned away Cal State San Marcos 88-76 despite the latter getting 27 points and 10 boards from Alex (Gunn High/Foothill College) Gil-Fernandez and 19 via Jayce (Folsom High) McCain.
Wednesday, February 19
Fresno State grounded Air Force 71-62 behind Noah (Woodcreek High) Blackwell’s 25 points, five boards and three assists. He shot 8-13, 5-9 qnd 4-4 respectively.
Cal Baptist fell 69-63 to UNMC despite De’Jon (Oakland Tech) Davis providing 21 points and five rebounds.
Paris (Bishop O’Dowd/Boise State) Austin shot 12-12 at the foul line in leading visiting California to a 66-57 victory over Washington State. He concluded the night with 19 points, seven boards, three assists and two steals.
Zack (Berkeley High/City College San Francisco) Copeland was strong via 16 points (4-8 from three-point range) and five assists but Illinois State fell 84-69 to Loyola of Chicago.
Pomona-Pitzer took down Richard Nixon’s alma mater Whittier College 97-75 as Micah (Lick-Wilmerding) Elan exploded for 33 points on 10-15, 9-13 and 4-4 shooting respectively. He also contributed eight rebounds plus four assists.
In the Dillard University 90-87 overtime edging of Tougaloo College on Monday, Tyrell (El Cerrito High/Merritt College) Alcorn posted a line of 18 points, five boards, three steals and three assists.
In a wild one, College of the Sequoias finished three points better than Porterville College 111-98. COS was up 68-42 after the initial 20 minutes. Ryan (Hanford High) Johnson stuffed the stats sheet with 30 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and two steals. Fellow frosh and teammate Tiveon (Selma High) Stroud added 19 points, 10 boards plus six blocked shots. PC was paced by 24 points apiece from Tayshawun (McLane High) Bradford and Chirrag (Monache High) Sidhu.
Host Gavilan College topped San Jose City College 94-90 with a pair of distinct big scorers. In 40 minutes, Kobe (Monterey High/Cabrillo College) Ordonio finished with a team high 30 points on 26 shot attempts. Much more efficiently, brother Tahje (Monterey High) Ordonio tallied 25 points in 29 minutes on just 13 shots.
College of Alameda took down Merritt College 81-50 as Kameron Malbrough just missed a double-double with 24 points plus nine boards, Mamane Yaou scored 20 points on 10-11 shooting plus Jeremiah Stamps filled the stat sheet with 11 caroms, 10 points, four assists, two steals and a pair of blocked shots.
22 points from Marcus (El Capitan High) McCutcheon (9-10 from the floor, 4-6 at the foul line) and 18 via Keshawn (Burbank High/Cal State East Bay) Brunner (8-12 from the floor, 2-3 from long distance) powered Fresno City College to a 93-63 knockdown of Reedley College. Anthony (Clovis High) Martinez led RC with 20 points and teammate Hassan (Madera South High) Bolden was right behind with 19.
Eric (Lathrop High) Spencer posted a 14 point, 13 rebound double-double in the 64-53 Butte College win versus Feather River College.
With 23 points as well as eight boards, Michael (West High) Hayes led Las Positas College to a 112-65 takedown of College of San Mateo.
Luke (Branham High) Sayre scored a squad best 19 points and his nine boards tied for the team lead but DeAnza College lost to West Valley College 86-70.
Ibrahim Shabazz totaled 24 points as Lassen College edged College of the Siskiyous 87-84. Kody (Mt. Shasta High) Baumann led Siskiyous with 26 points.
Mendocino College notched a 94-85 victory over Solano College with Alex Rojas leading the victors with a 25 point, 11 rebound double-double. Teammate Fred Bryant contributed 21 points. Jordan (Vacaville High) Adams provided 30 points, 10 boards, four assists and a pair of steal and Dunnell Stafford enjoyed a 16 rebound, 14 point double-double of his own alongside seven assists.
“Chabot Men Deliver Clutch Win Over Foothill” Tony Gonzalez/Matt Schwab
Tuesday, February 18
Host Santa Rosa Junior College bested American River College 91-77 as Damian (Cardinal Newman High) Wallace posted team-highs of 25 points and eight assists. Teammate Gianni Brown contributed 21 points. Chris (Woodcreek High) Cagle provided 20 points, six boards and four assists for ARC.
All five Sac City starters scored in double figures with Tim (Antelope High) Strigaous leading in both scoring and rebounding with 15 and 10 as the SCC topped Cosumnes River College 74-69. Kenneth (Laguna Creek High) Cooley paced CRC with 18 points plus 10 boards.
On Monday, Kevin (Pleasant Valley High) Kremer scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds but Chaminade fell 77-76 to host Fresno Pacific.
Last Saturday, Trey (Harbor High/Cabrillo College) Whitley tallied 28 points (10-15, 0-1, 8-9 shooting) alongside eight boards and three assists in the Black Hills State 93-87 success versus Chadron State.
“Eagles beat Yuba and Los Medanos” Joe Langstaff
Mendocino College nabs two big victories.
Kobe Ordonio: “After speaking with Coach Owens I’m blessed to have received an offer from University of Texas at Tyler”
“Manjon Accomplishes Rare Feat By True Freshman” Big West Conference
Ezra (Heritage High) Manjon is playing large for UC Davis.
Didn’t know Linton (Cabrillo College) Acliese is out of the East Bay (Richmond).
“Asvel signs Davion Berry“ Emiliano Carchia
From Hayward High to Cal State Monterey Bay (two years) to Weber State (two years) where he earned 2013-14 Big Sky Conference Player of the Year.
Player of the Year
Peyton Mullarkey, Branson
Jack Greenwood, Marin Catholic
AJ Rohosy, Marin Catholic
Miles Keeffe, Branson
Lukas Prongos, Branson
Tyson Geraci, San Marin
Robert D. Robinson: “When coaches had 15 scholarships it was easier to take a chance on a player. Currently coaches have 13 scholarships and need 11 or 12 players who can contribute that leaves little room to take a chance or make a mistake”
The College Basketball Process: “Spoke to a D1 coach today, he said “I’ll take the best player 95% of the time because my job is on the line. I can’t afford 2 take a chance on a kid that may not b good enough long term. I can’t just give them a shot n most cases even if I want 2 because I may lose my job if I do”
“DI Transfer Waiver Working Group to seek feedback on waiver expansion
Potential change could make student-athletes eligible after first transfer, regardless of sport” Michelle Brutlag Hosick
Amazing sharing of the ball. It’s so hard to get all five players to fully buy into this concept AND accomplish it.