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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...

Falcon basketball’s Jason Carter inks with four-year university

Falcon basketball’s Jason Carter inks with four-year university

Malik Smith and Jah-Tosh Baruti

May 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Online Exclusive, Online Exclusives, Sports, Sports Features

Cerritos College men’s basketball forward Jason Carter signed to Lindsey Wilson University on May 15. The university he will be attending is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school in Kentucky. Lindsey Wilson University gave Carter a three year scholarship to the program, where...

Hope for Jonathan Guzman, after signing with local university

Hope for Jonathan Guzman, after signing with local university

Malik Smith and Jah-Tosh Baruti

May 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Online Exclusive, Online Exclusives, Sports, Sports Features

Falcons’ men’s basketball player Jonathon Guzman signed to Hope International University on May 16. He will suit up for the Royals for the next two seasons. Hope is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division 1 University and a private Christian school. The Royals play in...

Cerritos College men’s basketball players and coaching staff eyes toward the future

Jah-Tosh Baruti

March 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Now that the 2017-18 men’s basketball season has brought to an end, sophomore players share what’s next for them on their basketball journey, freshman players got a taste of what it’s like to win in the playoffs—as they gear up for another season, the coaching staff also described wh...

Falcons men’s basketball’s title hopes come to an end in Final Four loss against San Francisco City College

Falcons men’s basketball’s title hopes come to an end in Final Four loss against San Francisco City College

Jah-Tosh Baruti

March 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Cerritos College men’s basketball team’s season wraps up in the CCCAA State Tournament Final Four, with an 83-89 loss to the No. 1 ranked team in the state, the City College of San Francisco on Saturday. The game started off on a good note for the Falcons, sophomore guard Keshaun Mack (No.14) was able to get his hands on the ball during the tip-off, he i...

Falcons make it to Final Four with win against Yuba College—losing a starter to injury

Falcons make it to Final Four with win against Yuba College—losing a starter to injury

Jah-Tosh Baruti

March 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Cerritos College men’s basketball team advance to the top four Community College’s in the state—with an 83-77 win over Yuba College in the CCCAA State Tournament Elite Eight on Friday. However, one of the biggest storylines of the game happened with about four minutes remaining in the second...

Falcons men’s basketball ride half time surge all way to the Elite Eight

Falcons men’s basketball ride half time surge all way to the Elite Eight

Jah-Tosh Baruti

March 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

  Cerritos College men’s basketball team advance to the Elite Eight in Ventura, CA, following a 20 point victory on March 3 versus Santiago Canyon College, 95-75. The men's basketball team has not been to the CCCAA State Tournament in 16 years, since the 2001-02 season. The Falcons went...

Falcons win triple overtime thriller as Riley Hamilton hit the game winning three pointer

Falcons win triple overtime thriller as Riley Hamilton hit the game winning three pointer

Jah-Tosh Baruti

February 28, 2018


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

With 1.8 seconds left in the third overtime of the game, sophomore guard Riley Hamilton (No. 4) hit a go-ahead three to lift the Falcons, 76-75, crushing the hearts of Riverside College coaches, players and fans in the process. “I was trying to just get the ball and be able to make a play, originally...

Falcons’ women’s basketball ends season with loss against Palomar College in the Playoffs

Falcons’ women’s basketball ends season with loss against Palomar College in the Playoffs

Carlos Ruiz

February 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Cerritos College women's basketball team lost in the second round of playoffs against Palomar College, 58-84. Previously beating the 16th seed Antelope Valley College in an away first round of playoffs, the Falcons (seeded 17) traveled to challenge the No. 1 seed Palomar for the second round of...

Falcons’ women’s basketball wins first round of playoffs at Antelope Valley

Falcons’ women’s basketball wins first round of playoffs at Antelope Valley

Carlos Ruiz

February 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Cerritos College women's basketball team won its first playoff match away against Antelope Valley College, 62-58. This playoff victory against Antelope Valley was the first since the 2011-12 season where the Falcons beat College of the Canyons. Freshman forward/center No. 33 Miranda Ta'amu...

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