The women’s basketball team suffered one of their worst losses this season after spending more than five second-half minutes trailing by 20 or more Jan. 21 as the aggressive Vikings took it to the Panthers on their home floor, defeating City College 71-58.
After bungling defensive performances in back to back losses to Modesto Junior College and Cosumnes River College, City College played its best defensive game of the season Jan. 17 for a 52-48 win against the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs.
Late-game struggles continued for the City College men’s basketball team Jan. 14 as the Panthers came up short against the Cosumnes River College Hawks.
The Panthers failed to find rhythm early in the game, allowing the Hawks to get out to a 15-point lead by the midway point of the first half and 18 points by the three-minute mark. Defensive struggles around the basket continued to plague the Panthers as they failed to find an answer for Hawks forward TJ Williams, who scored 11 points in the opening period on his way to a season high 20 points in the game.
“Our zone defense was terrible to start the game,” said Panthers Head Coach Andrew Jones.
City College women’s basketball team mounted a successful comeback in a victory over the Modesto Pirates Jan. 10, as the Panthers overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to win in overtime.
The Panthers overtook the Pirates for the win thanks to a clutch play executed by Ashlyn Monk, Bebe Williams, and Unique Woodson down the stretch.
The City College men’s basketball team lost at home against Modesto Junior College Jan. 10 when Modesto’s Anthony Hubbard drained a corner three at the buzzer to top the Panthers 79-77.
The Panthers led by as much as 13 in the contest, but a sluggish defensive showing and offensive struggles in the second half (Modesto outscored City College by 15 points in the second period) allowed the Pirates to chip away at the Panthers’ lead and ultimately win as time expired.
Dec. 12, 2013
For many, in addition to sleepless nights while studying for exams and waiting for financial aid disbursements, making new friends, joining clubs, falling in and out of love, and parties will make the list of college memories.
Such is not the case for all college students though.
Dec. 11, 2013
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE. That’s what former City College basketball coach and current small forward on the men’s basketball team Michael Wiggins thinks.
“Yeah, [I’m a] 25-year-old freshman. You don’t see too many of those, but I’m living proof that it’s never too late to go to school and follow your dreams,” says Wiggins.
While Wiggins is a new addition to the roster, his experience with the team goes back to his first year at City College in 2009 when head Coach Andrew Jones invited Wiggins to join the coaching staff as an assistant coach, a role he filled until joining the team as a player this season.
“He tried out for the team, and he didn’t make the team,” says Jones. “We really liked him [when he tried out for the team], and we thought he would be a good person to have involved in the program. So I said I might as well make [Wiggins] a volunteer assistant.”
After three seasons as an assistant, Wiggins says that coaching had him itching to get back on the court. He wasn’t fond of the idea of one day sitting back and wondering what could have been if he returned to…» Read More