The Knights erased a 17-point second half deficit, but could not complete the comeback as West Los Angeles held on for a 74-71 win in the second round of the CCCAA Southern California Regionals.
The San Diego City College men's basketball team is coming off its second consecutive 20-win season and has also qualified for the California Community College Athletic Association playoffs for a second straight year. Because of their success as a team in 2014-15, six Knights, including all five starters, have been selected to the All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference South team.
The Knights (20-9), who finished second in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference South Division with a 6-2 record, are seeded No. 6 and will host No. 11 West Los Angeles (17-8) on Friday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the second round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional playoffs.
The Knights extended their win streak to eight games with a 108-80 rout of Imperial Valley on Wednesday at Harry West Gym. Sophomore forward Chris Burton had his second largest output of the season, scoring a game-high 29 points to go with seven rebounds and two blocks.
The No. 14 Knights broke the game open with a 17-2 run to start the second half and went on to rout Cuyamaca, 90-65, for their fifth straight victory and their eighth in the last nine games.
The Knights extended their win streak to three games after cruising to an 83-61 home victory over Miramar on Friday night. Chris Burton had a game-high 18 points to go with two blocks and two steals. Christian Jones scored 17 points and dished out seven assists.
The Knights won their second consecutive game, and fifth in their last six, after holding off Palomar, 61-56, in the closing moments. Sophomore forward Chris Burton led the Knights with 15 points, four steals, and two blocks.
The Knights, who are currently ranked No. 14 in the state, put together a rally in the final minutes of Wednesday night's home game against No. 8 Southwestern (13-6, 4-0 PCAC South), but it fell short and the Jaguars held on for the 65-60 win at Harry West Gymnasium.
The Knights are off to a 2-0 start in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference after defeating Mesa, 83-73, at Harry West Gymnasium on Wednesday night. Sophomore guard Caleb Singleton hit 6-of-12 from three-point territory and led the Knights with 20 points.
The Knights won three consecutive games over the weekend to claim their first Knights Invitational tournament championship. Chris "Boom" Burton averaged 25.3 points and 7.0 rebounds during the weekend and was named tournament Most Valuable Player. Christian Jones averaged 14.0 points and 5.3 rebounds and was named to the All-tournament team.