Basketball Tournament Game 1 November 13, 2009
The weekend of Nov. 13-15 the San Diego City Knights hosted their opening invitational basketball tournament with seven guest teams.

City College played their opening game Friday evening and would lose to Cypress by a score of 101-97.

The opening half would see City down by as many as 20 points. They would come back to within 5 points. The first half City went into the locker room trailing 48-43.

Coach Charlens did all he could to motivate his players and instruct them on plays and defensive roles.

Returning to the court City would seem lost in that Cypress Chargers scored 12 points without a reply from City. This was the first College game that the young men had played and the nerves and butterflies clearly took their toll on the team, as their was no coordination and unease was clearly visible.

The second half proved to be a nail biter of a finish as City came back, but they would ultimately lose 101-97.

“We beat ourselves by the numbers; we missed 16 free throws; gave up 18 offensive rebounds and gave them 23 second chance points. They scored 36 times on turnovers,” said Coach Charlens

The calling of the game left a lot to be desired and at times was down right terrible, with numerous calls for traveling and carrying.

Jason Sanchez who had numerous calls made against him said ” when you make that many turn overs you deserve to lose, we need to get together and work as a team and keep playing hard.”

The power house of the team Steven Aldridge, who spent 26 minutes on the court and added 10 points, pushed hard the entire game and showed true leadership that clearly does equate to his stature.

Steven noted, “it’s one of the things that happens, being the first game there is no team chemistry and full of miscommunication and errors. We plan on working on it.”

As a team they have some talented men, the leading scorer of the match would be Dunell Webb with 29 points. Travis Wilson backed him up with a score of 15 points followed up by Anthony Calhoun with 11 points. Abdi Faras, Stirling Jones, Timell Thomas and Danny Teisher would all contribute in small ways.

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