City College men’s basketball continue to roll toward playoffs

The Knights trail Southwestern College by one game with four games left in the season, including a head-to-head.


Dantrell Anderson goes up high to dunk the ball in the Knights’ 75-49 win over Grossmont. By Jonny Rico/City Times

Vicky Pineda, Staff Writer

With the playoffs right around the corner, the San Diego City College men’s basketball team is preparing mentally to finish off the season with a sweet victory.

With four games left in the regular season, the Knights are now 14-10 overall in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference after a 75-49 victory over Grossmont College at Harry West Gym last Friday night.

In the PCAC Southern Division, City College’s record is 5-1, just one game behind undefeated Southwestern College (6-0). The Jaguars will visit the Knights this Friday night in a game that could determine the division title.

The Knights already faced the Jaguars earlier this season, losing by just two points, 79-81.

Grossmont (3-21) came into Friday’s game with a defensive zone that was hard to break during the first half. But the Knights were still able to take a 36-26 lead to the halftime break.

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Victor Irhirhi goes up to score two points against Grossmont. By Jonny Rico/City Times

The Knights in the second half were able to pull away and defeat Grossmont by their largest margin of victory since a 43-point win over Barstow on Jan. 2.

Freshman Robby Robinson scored 19 points with 12 rebounds, while classmate Nashom Carter had 11 points and 4 assists. Senior Joseph Riley (San Diego) added 15 points.

“We gotta win our last four games to make playoffs,” Robinson said, “(so we’re) taking it one game at a time.”

Added teammate Dantrell Anderson: “(We are) building off each other in practice, like chemistry, and trusting each other so that it can transition to the court.”

Before Southwestern visits on Friday, San Diego City plays at Cuyamaca (4-20) on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m.