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City College men’s basketball swoop Hawks Invitational

Josh Dela Cruz takes a jump shot during practice in the North Gym. A scrimmage for the Panthers basketball team pays off as City College beats Cosumnes River Hawks, 65-55 Nov. 12. Photo by R. Hanna | [email protected]

The men’s Panther basketball team opened its season by winning the Hawks Invitational at Cosumnes River College and capped it off by defeating the host Hawks 66-65 in the championship game.

In the previous two games the Panthers defeated Los Medanos College 83-45 and won over Feather River College 82-80 the following evening.

Playing for the third night in a row, the Panthers showed no fatigue

“We came ready to play the first night winning by 38,” said 15-year head coach Andrew Jones. “Last night we won with 0.3 seconds left to play on a good pass.”

Tournament MVP Antwoine Davis led all scorers with 23 points and all-tournament selection Zach Bartley chipped in 17 points for the Panthers.

The game was tied at the half 31-31 and the second half would be all about runs.

The Panthers, who trailed by as many as 10 in the second half, went for one final surge in the last minute of the game.

Down 65-64 with nine seconds left, the Hawks had possession of the ball under the Panthers basket.
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Hawks’ forward Tony Gill passed the ball to point guard Tony Baldoochi, who caught the ball, but while pivoting his right foot slipped out of bounds.

The Panthers then inbounded the ball with 5.8 seconds remaining, the pass then went in to Davis, who caught the ball along the wing, pivoting quickly and soaring into a fade away jumper where he was fouled.

As he stepped up to the line with one second on the scoreboard, Davis hit both free throws giving the Panthers the 66-65 lead. The Hawks got one final half court shot off which fell short of the mark.

“I think about situations like this and when they happen I just know that it’s time for me to come through and that’s what I did,” Davis said.

Bartley was the anchor of the second half for the Panther offense scoring 11points, including hitting two clutch free throws in the last minute of the game.

“We needed a spark somewhere, we were down, I think nine with five minutes left, so somebody needed to step up and do something and I wanted to pick it up defensively especially,” Bartley said. “My free throws really helped us out.”

The Panthers have started the season 3-0 and knocked off a Big 8 Conference foe in the first tournament of the season, but are already thinking ahead for improvement.

“First thing that happens on Monday is we get to practice and somebody will make a mistake and I will let them know vocally that I disapprove of it,” Jones said. “They are those kind of guys they like to compete in practice, but if they rest on their laurels they will find themselves running or doing push-ups.”

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