Men’s basketball jousts the Mesa Olympians

Donovan Terblanche

In the penultimate game of the 2010 men’s basketball season, San Diego City College obliterated their cross-town rivals Mesa College 103-66 while playing their best game of the season.

The contest would open with Steven Aldridge shooting four of four from behind the three point line, eventually finishing the night with 17 points. His barrage tipped the game to one side as the Knights ran with the lead.

By halftime City would hold a commanding 21-point lead and leave Mesa trailing 56-35.

The second half did not see City letting up as they carried on scoring at will. But, scoring was not the only part of the game in which City excelled. The defense allowed only one of the Mesa players to reach double digits in scoring.

Mesa’s Cliff Adams would lead his team with an effort of 11 points while Joshua White and Butrose Gowolo of Mesa both fell short of the double-digit mark with each adding 9 points.

During the game, one of the referees approached Mitch Charlens and commentated on the game and the level of professionalism displayed by both teams.

City has played Mesa College for a number of years now, and both teams have a mutual respect for each other, along with the desire to win.

Freshman Guard Danny Teisher, out of Castro Valley High School, would shoot 20 on the night, giving him his highest score for the season. Sophomore Dunnell Webb Jr. from Thomasville high school in GA. would also add 20 points in a fine display of scoring.

“It was a fun game, we finally played the way we should have been playing the whole year, we knocked up open looks, we enjoyed each other for one of our last games. It was a good experience,” said Webb of the game.

Reflecting on the season, Webb continued, “It helped me lead in good and bad situations, it was my last season here. I am from Florida and all my family is back home. I am going to miss it. If I could I would take the coaching staff with me. I love the coaching staff.”