The City College men’s basketball team kept its playoff hopes alive Friday night with a win over Sierra College. The Panthers now sit firmly on the playoff bubble going in to Monday’s California Community College Athletic Association selection committee meeting, when the playoff bracket will be set.
The Panthers came strong out of the gate, riding tough defense play to a six-point lead by the midway point of the opening period.
Guard Antwoine Davis and forward Bobby Barnes (ranked first and second in the Big 8 in scoring) were both forced to sit out much of the first half with foul trouble. Point guard Kenny Woodard and forward Pat Lowman picked up the slack though, each putting up 14 points in the first half.
“Kenny [Woodard] played outstanding, he really grew up as a point guard the last two weeks,” said Panthers head coach Andrew Jones.