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Recap: Double digit lead helps Falcons defeat rivals 74-55

Recap: Double digit lead helps Falcons defeat rivals 74-55

Carlos Ruiz, Managing Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Cerritos College women’s basketball team secured its fourth straight double digit margin win, defeating the Long Beach City College Vikings 74-55 at home on Feb. 8. With constant pressure throughout all four quarters of play, the Falcons managed to end the game with a 19 point lead over the...

Falcons drop first loss against rival Long Beach City

Falcons drop first loss against rival Long Beach City

Derrick Coleman

February 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Features

The Cerritos College men's basketball team lost against rival Long Beach City College 90-85 at home on Feb. 8. The Falcons were undefeated in conference up until this game and with this loss, they have fallen into a first place tie. Falcons basketball is now 18-6 overall in the season and are now 5-1 ...

Falcons fly by Compton College and into No. 1 conference slot

Michael Reza

February 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Cerritos College men’s basketball team capped off its third win in a row after facing off against Compton College Jan 30.This win puts them at 3-0 in the conference and back in the driver’s seat in first place. This was another large margin victory for the Falcons beating Comp...

Falcons’ basketball teams get mixed results versus El Camino College

Jah-Tosh Baruti

February 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

Cerritos College women’s and men’s basketball teams had complete opposite results in respective games versus El Camino College on Jan. 25. The men’s team won by a whooping 46 points, 99-53–while the women’s team struggled to score in the fourth quarter, leading to a 72-61 lo...

Late lead slips away from Falcons’ men’s basketball in loss to Pasadena City College

Late lead slips away from Falcons’ men’s basketball in loss to Pasadena City College

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Staff Writer

January 20, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Falcons men’s basketball’s 72-68 home loss to Pasadena City College on Friday had a controversial end to it. With the loss the team is now 13-5 and has dropped three of its last four games. The controversy was mainly referee inflicted, due to several non-calls and miscues. Cerritos College...

Shmackem: LA Clippers are far from a threat in the West

Shmackem: LA Clippers are far from a threat in the West

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Shmackem, Sports

Don’t let the NBA standings fool you, the 2018-19 Clippers are not the best team in the Western Conference. The Clippers are like the third best basketball team in LA, behind the Lebron James-led Lakers and UCLA men’s basketball, with its 5-2 record. These Clippers couldn’t even cut hair. Luke 13:30 says, "the first shall be last," in other words new fans watch your step getting of...

Redeem team: Final Four or ‘failure’ for men’s basketball squad

Redeem team: Final Four or ‘failure’ for men’s basketball squad

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Men's Sports, Sports

Falcons men’s basketball aims to reach the Final Four in consecutive seasons after coming up just short of the title game last season. The 2018-19 team improved to 7-1 on the season overall after winning the three-game Grossmont tournament last weekend. With wins against Grossmont, Palomar and...

Shmackem: Big payday for NBA prospects

Shmackem: Big payday for NBA prospects

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Sports

The NBA’s G League, which is a transition league where players go to develop, will began offering contracts worth up to 125k for top NBA prospects by the summer of 2019. This is a one small step for the NBA and one giant euro-step for NBA hopefuls. It is meant to be an alternative to NCAA basketball,...

Shmackem: Showtime Lakers are officially back

Shmackem: Showtime Lakers are officially back

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

October 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Sports

"Showtime is back baby!" As legendary Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn would say, “The game's in the refrigerator, the door's closed, the light's out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard and the jello's jiggling.“ If Hearn was still alive, Staples Center would hear that phrase many of...

Shmackem: Young King James is up next

Shmackem: Young King James is up next

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Sports

LeBron James Jr., who turned 14 years old on Oct. 6 has called next in line for greatness. Nicknamed Bronny, he is the son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, who is also known as King James. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'w0ByuPZJQRFN9bnlSUgmgA',sig:'uGuq36vPtB8gRRZuq0oDDSOfm_6YdGy...

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