For the second straight game, the SDCC men's basketball team had to make a defensive stop on the final possession in order to secure a victory. On Friday, it was the Mesa Olympians that they held off for the 80-77 overtime win at the Harry West Gymnasium.
Sophomore forward Menas Stephens had 18 points and 18 rebounds, including the final three points of the game as Knights outlasted the Grossmont Griffins, 80-77, in the opening game of the PCAC season.
The Knights had another successful tournament appearance last weekend at the Neil Edwards Classic on the campus of Citrus College as they won two of three games. The Knights have played in three tournaments so far this season and have won 2-of-3 at all three.
After finishing in second place at Ventura College's We Play Hard Tournament, the Knights came home for their sixth annual Knights Invitational tournament this past weekend. They advanced to the championship game after defeating Cypress and Grossmont, but fell to Citrus, 107-91, who won the tournament for the fifth consecutive year.
Men's Basketball player Stephon Lamar was named Pacific Coast Athletics Conference Men's Athlete of the Week for the week ending on November 13.
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The SDCC men's basketball will host the sixth annual Knights Invitational, an 8-team tournament, from November 18-20. Citrus College, the 4-time defending champion of the tournament, will play Porterville College in the first game of the weekend on Friday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.
The Knights, who are coming off a second place finish at Ventura College's We Play Hard Tournament, will play their first game of the Knights Invitational against Cypress at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18.
Men's basketball player Terrence Boyd has been named to the All-State 1st Team by the CCCAA for his level of play during the 2010-11 season.
Terrence Boyd had 15 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, but it wasn't enough to help the Knights win. They fell in their final regular season home game to Imperial Valley, 73-67.
The Knights traveled to Southwestern on Friday night looking to tie the No. 6-ranked Jaguars for first place in the PCAC, but after coming back from a 21-point deficit, the Knights fell a point short, 77-76.
Freshman guard Justin Muniz' game-winning layup with 1.4 left on the clock gave the Knights a 75-74 victory over PCAC rival Palomar.