Hoops and dreams come true

Hoops and dreams come true

Michael Liggins

Riding on the momentum of the women’s basketball team’s big win over Palomar just moments earlier, the men’s basketball team came out swinging Wednesday night in the Harry West Center against the Miramar Jets.

Coach Mitch Charlens and his team knew that a win against Miramar would mean first place in the Pacific Coast Conference.

The game remained tense throughout the first half as the Knights never allowed the Jets to lead by anything more than three points.

The Knights offense looked strong and prepared, as freshman guard, Marvin Sykes, was quick to snatch up some crucial rebounds for the Knights during the first half of the game and put up a game leading 11 field goals.

Paired with the agility and speed of freshman Devyn Iglehart, the Knights controlled the scoring with their impressive rebounding skills and superior passing.

Free-throw shooting from the Knights was excellent as the team went 15 – 15 into halftime.

Stephon Lamar was flawless from the free-throw line sinking in seven shots.

The superior fitness level of the Knights proved to be a huge factor in the second half as the Jets simply were not able to keep up with City College.

Menas Stephens dominated on the Miramar defense by throwing in two huge dunks in the second period, smashing any hope of victory for the Miramar Jets.

The second half quickly turned lop-sided as the three point shooting abilities of sophomore Jordan Taylor cemented the win for City college.

As the final buzzer sounded, Charlens was smiling.

“We are happy to be 11-1 with only four games left in the season,” Charlens said in a post-game interview.

Stephens complimented his coaches’ words by saying, “We’re the hardest working team in the league right now and that’s what matters most — winning.”