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Keilan Horton had a team-high 16 points and three assists for Santa Monica College helping them improve to 3-0 after a hard fought 78-74 victory against Cerritos. It was the team’s first win at home and their second against a ranked opponent.
The game was tied at 74 with under a minute left and the Falcons had possession after a crucial turnover by the Corsairs. Horton intercepted the Falcon’s inbound pass and was fouled immediately and had a chance to give SMC the lead with 22 seconds left.
“I got to make it I have no choice but to make it,” he told himself at the free throw line. “It had to go in for the team, not just for me, but the team.”
He made both free throws giving the Corsairs a 76-74 lead. Anthony Harris Jr. eventually ended the game after his two made free throws and watched the Cerritos heave a desperate shot across the court.
Santa Monica College All-American safety Qujuan Floyd has announced that he will take two official visits to colleges next year.
The sophomore will travel to Salt Lake City to visit Utah on January 16th and then will head to the Midwest for a trip to Iowa State on January 22nd.
Floyd had 86 tackles and seven interceptions last season and has a team-high four interception this year with one game remaining.
It took only eight games, but Santa Monica College is finally starting to look like a team that is the defending two-time American Pacific Conference champs.
The timing could not be better as they cleared the first hurdle of a tough three-game stretch with a 38-17 victory over Santa Barbara up the coast in beautiful La Playa Stadium on Saturday.
Quarterback Jerry McConnico had four touchdowns in the first half while the defense forced six Santa Barbara turnovers to extend their league winning streak to 18 games.
The stat line shows how dominate SMC (6-2, 5-0 American Pacific) was throughout the game. They had 601 yards of total offense, was 12 of 23 on third-down conversions, and held Santa Barbara to -6 yards rushing in the first half
Still SMC head coach Gifford Lindheim does not think his team has reached their full potential.
Santa Monica College defensive end James Brock has been named the Pacific Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the Southern California Football Association.
The sophomore had seven tackles including a sack and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the Corsairs 38-7 victory over LA Valley on Saturday.
Brock has 32 tackles and team-high four sacks in six games.
He is the fourth SMC player to be honored as player of the week this season. Quarterback Stephen Hamm, linebacker Daveed Carter and punter Marcos Ordonez have also been honored this year.
Last season, Santa Monica College’s victory over LA Southwest was one of the largest in school history.
Yesterday, it was anything but that in the first half, but the Corsairs manage to recover in the final thirty minutes for an easy 27-2 victory to extend their Pacific Conference winning streak to
15 16 games.
Not many people were expecting to see a repeat performance of a 68-0 win for a year ago. However, coming off a bye week, SMC seemed lost early on as they gave up a safety, missed two field goals and a PAT, while continuing their season long inability to move the ball on offense.
Once again, SMC head coach Gifford Lindheim was forced to go to the bench in search of a spark as newly installed starting quarterback Brad Hunt was pulled in favor of freshman Jerry McConnico in the second quarter after Hunt had only 14 yards passing.
The move paid off as the McConnico was a dual threat completing 15-of-21 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown while running for a team-high 76 yards on the ground.
Football: Video — Santa Monica College head coach Gifford Lindheim post game interview after loss to San Bernardino Valley
Santa Monica College football head coach Gifford Lindheim discusses his team’s 42-21 loss to San Bernardino Valley on Saturday, September 21, 2013, dropping the Corsairs to 1-2 on the year. SMC will start Pacific Conference play next week when they travel to rival West Los Angeles College.
Floyd was named an JUCO All-American last season after finishing with 86 tackles and seven interceptions. The Crenshaw alum has 12 tackles and an interception during the first two games of this season.
Utah has a had long association with SMC as offensive lineman Alexandru Ceachir was originally a commit two years ago before heading to UCLA after Norm Chow left for Hawaii and NFL wide receiver Steve Smith transferred to the Salt Lake City campus in the late 90′s.