Taylor Nelson and Leonard Allen combined 44 points off the bench to help the Knights to an 88-63 home victory over Grossmont. It was the second time this season that Nelson (23 points) and Allen (21 points) each scored at least 21 points in a game.
The Knights were looking to win their second tournament championship of the season after making it to the title game of the Grossmont tournament against the host, but fell to the Griffins, 74-68, on Sunday evening.
The Knights defeated Citrus, 83-75, on Sunday afternoon to win the consolation championship at the 2015 Neil Edwards, held at Citrus College. Leonard Allen was selected to the all-tournament team after scoring 21 points, grabbing eight rebounds, and blocking three shots against Citrus.
The Knights won all three games over the weekend, including two over top-10 teams, at the inaugural Home Motors Invitational, held at Allan Hancock College. The Knights clinched the championship by defeating Napa, 80-56, on Sunday afternoon.
The San Diego City College men's basketball team opened the 2015-16 season with an 80-65 home victory over Citrus College. Leonard Allen led the Knights with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks.
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.