The SDCC men's basketball team continued its hot start to the 2016-17 campaign with a 77-58 win over Grossmont on Sunday afternoon to claim the 45th Annual Grossmont College Invitational championship.
The SDCC men's basketball team continued its hot start to the season by winning all three games at the Palomar College Thanksgiving Tournament to claim the championship. Sophomore center Alex Wilbourn was named tournament Most Valuable Player and Wonder Smith was selected to the all-tournament team along with Wilbourn.
The San Diego City College men's basketball team opened the 2016-17 season at home with the 11th annual Knights Invitational tournament and got past Barstow on Friday and Citrus on Saturday before falling to Fullerton in the championship game on Sunday night.
The No. 10-seeded Knights (22-7) have qualified for the postseason for the third straight season and will travel to No. 7 Antelope Valley College (23-6) on Friday, February 26 for a CCCAA Southern California second round playoff with the tip set for 7 p.m.
The Knights wrapped up the regular season with two road wins at Imperial Valley (86-54) and Southwestern (97-66) to finish the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference South with an undefeated 8-0 record. It is the second time in the last three seasons that the Knights have completed conference play without a loss and the conference has rewarded the team for its dominance with Coach of the Year honors for Mitch Charlens, Player of the Year honors for Taylor Nelson, and multiple All-PCAC selecions.
The Knights erased a 16-point deficit in a 94-82 comeback victory over Mesa that clinched at least a share of the PCAC South championship. It is the fifth conference title since 2004-05 when Head Coach Mitch Charlens took the helm.
Leonard Allen dominated the painted area on Wednesday night and recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 23 points and a season-high 20 rebounds in the Knights' 93-71 home victory over Cuyamaca.
Freshman center Leonard Allen had 13 points, 12 rebounds, and a school record nine blocks in a 103-45 blowout home victory over Imperial Valley on Friday night. The win improved the Knights' record to 17-7 overall and 3-0 in the PCAC South.
The Knights avoided a second straight loss by coming back from an 18-point second half deficit to get past Miramar, 67-64. Leonard Allen led SDCC with 15 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks in the Knights' third win in the last four games.
Sophomore guard Spencer Mattox came up big for the Knights in the final seconds on both ends of the floor as he hit the game-winning jumper, drew an offensive foul on defense, and then made an insurance free throw to give the Knights a 68-65 home win over MiraCosta on Wednesday night.