Playoff spot in jeopardy for City College men’s basketball

City College Knights fell to Mesa College for the first time since 2013.


City College Knights looking to sneak into the playoffs. By Jonny Rico/City Times

Vicky Pineda, Assistant Sports Editor

San Diego City College men’s basketball team fell 81-53 to San Diego Mesa on Wednesday evening. 

The 28-point loss is against the Olympians was the second consecutive loss of the Knights after having lost to Southwestern College last Friday. 

The Knights’ record now falls to 15-12 in the California Community College Athletic Association and 6-3 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. City College will now need favorable results elsewhere in order to make the playoffs, according to City College Sports Information Director Gus Celarie. 

“They would find out on Saturday or Sunday if they are going to the playoffs,” Celarie wrote, in an email to the City Times. “If they win these last two games.”

Knights starting, guard, Joseph Riley had 16 points and three assists, teammate Robby Robinson, forward, had eight points, 10 rebounds and four assists, and Nashom Carter, point guard, scored 13 points and four rebounds. 

Meanwhile, the City College women’s basketball team defeated San Diego Mesa in double over-time by a score of 69-62. 

The lady Knights are now 4-3 in the PCAC. 

The Knights’ final game of the season is on Friday Feb. 22 at Harry West Gym against Imperial Valley at 5 p.m. for the women’s basketball and at 7 p.m. for the men.