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Jade Neal scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half in West Los Angeles College’s 55-51 victory over rival Santa Monica College to open Western State Conference play.
The freshman guard hit two three-point baskets in the final two minutes of play to extend a narrow one-point lead to a 53-48 advantage.
“We were more aggressive in the second half and our shots started to fall for us,” said Neal. “We knew that they would be a challenge.”
West Los Angeles College guard Cheyenne Bonam was named the Western State Conference Player of the Week after scoring a season-high 23 points in the Wildcats 70-54 victory over Santa Barbara.
Bonam also grabbed 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals while going six of nine from the field including four three-point baskets.
She is averaging 15.2 points a game, fourth best in the Western State Conference to lead the Wildcats to a 10-5 before league plays starts tonight vs Bakersfield.
Bonam is a 5-7 sophomore guard from Washington Prep High School.
After going through some growing pains, the Santa Monica College women’s basketball team looks like they have found their stride.
The Lady Corsairs now own a three-game winning streak after defeating San Diego Mesa 54-44 Thursday in the Fullerton College Tournament; the Corsairs have won their last three games by double digits.
Not only did it help in the win column, but the Corsairs got some revenge on the Olympians after falling to them earlier in the season 57-49 in the San Diego Mesa Tournament.
Santa Monica College freshman David Nwaba was named the Western State Conference Player of the Week it was announced by the league.
In the two games during the SMC Tournament, Nwaba scored 44 points with 19 rebounds, five blocks and three assists.
The 6’4 192 lb. guard from LA University High had 23 points with 12 rebounds in a 87-73 loss versus Grossmont. The Corsairs also beat Rio Hondo 89-86 in the tournament and are currently 4-4 on the year.
Nwaba is averaging more than 17 points a game this season.
Santa Monica College men’s basketball game against Pasadena City College has been reschedule to Friday, November 30th at Corsair Pavilion, the college announced today.
The contest was originally to take place on November 24th but was postponed due to confusion of the start time, according to Santa Monica College athletic director Joe Cascio.
SMC is 2-2 on the year and Pasadena is 1-4.
We incorrectly reported that Santa Monica College men’s basketball game between Pasadena City College was rescheduled for December 1st, earlier in the day.
No replacement date has been set.
The game was originally scheduled to take place on November 24th, but was postponed due to confusion over the start of the contest.
Our apologizes to the Santa Monica College athletics staff and our readers for the error.
The 6’8, 225 lbs senior forward, in his second season at San Diego State, is averaging 7.3 rebounds and 6.8 points per game to help lead the Aztecs (3-1) to be ranked 25th in the AP poll. Stephens had his first double-double when he finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds in a 79-43 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday.
During his two years at Santa Monica College, Stephens’ avergaed nearly ten points and eight rebounds a game. He played his high school career at Chatsworth High.
The game will be broadcast locally on Fox Sports West at 7 p.m.
Below is a video by AztecReport’s Scott Sommer of Stephens’ post-game press conference along with Chase Tapley and head coach Steve Fisher after the Arkansas-Pine Bluff victory.
Today’s Santa Monica College men’s basketball game versus Pasadena City College has been cancelled due to a scheduling error.
Tip-off was set for 5 p.m. at Corsair Pavilion but Pasadena believed that the game started at 1 p.m., leading to the contest being called off, according to SMC athletic director Joe Cascio.
The Corsairs (2-2) next game will be on December 7th against Grossmont College when they host the two-day SMC tournament.
West Los Angeles College Ashlie Bruner was named Western State Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week it was announced today.
The 5’6 freshman guard from Palisades High scored 69 points in four games with 17 rebounds, and 13 steals, leading the Wildcats to victories over Antelope Valley and Glendale at the Vaquero Shootout.
Bruner breakout game was against Antelope Valley when she scored 25 points along with 6 rebounds, and 3 steals.
In a statement released last week, West Los Angeles College athletic director Steve Aggers announced that the men’s basketball program would be suspended for the 2012-13 season due to department-wide budget cuts.
The college had initially considered further reducing the budget allocation to every team. But with their budgets already lean after three straight years of funding reductions, such across‐the‐board cuts was feared would severely hobble all of the programs. Instead, it was decided to suspend one team to allow the others to remain adequately funded.