Men’s basketball looks forward to the rest of its season

Carlos Mariscal

After picking up their fourth straight win defeating Los Angeles Harbor College, 62-53, the Cerritos College men’s basketball team (10-7) will now look to extend its winning streak when they oppose Los Angeles Southwest College (6-11) Wednesday Jan. 23.

Forward DeAnthony Roberts and guard Anthony Holliday combined for 23 points in the win against L.A. Harbor College on Jan. 18.

Holliday, who had come off his best performance of the season scoring 31 points against East Los Angeles College, was held to 11 points, three assists and two steals.

“I thought we performed well, we had some things we needed to improve during the game,” Holliday said.

The Falcons are now undefeated in conference play and are atop the standings in the South Coast Conference.

Head coach Russ May likes the way the team is progressing thus far in the season.

“The best thing about our team is that they continue to get better and improve. Our freshman are growing more confident every day and are understanding how important work ethic is,” he said.

He also added, “We have lots to improve on; our players have big goals as we drive toward the playoffs.”

Los Angeles Southwest College, that is currently 2-2 in the conference, looks to extend its winning streak to three games and gain ground on the South Coast Conference leaders.

“Los Angeles Southwest (College) is an athletic and a very capable opponent,” said May about the upcoming matchup.

Holliday is optimistic his team can perform well against anyone.

“Me and my teammates are confident enough to go out and get the win,” he said.

Holliday also added that they don’t worry about who the opponent may be.

“We are at that point where it doesn’t matter who we play, we feel we can compete with anyone,” Holliday added.

Game time is at 5 p.m. at LA Southwest College.