SBCC men’s basketball falls to Pierce after poor shooting night


Jazmyne Cushenberry

City College Guard Sean Keyes (No. 33) races down the court looking for an open teammate to pass the ball to as he’s blocked by opponents from Los Angeles Pierce College, Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Sports Pavilion. The Vaqueros lost 92-46.

LANDON HUNT, Channels Staff

City College men’s basketball team suffered a poor shooting night against Los Angeles Pierce as they lost their tenth straight game 92-46 on Wednesday night at the Santa Barbara Sports Pavilion.

L.A. Pierce was led by freshman wingman Devron Reynolds (No. 3) who had 17 points on 8-10
shooting. City College freshman forward Elijah Grant (No. 34) and freshman guard Sean Keyes (No. 33) each had 9 points in the first half but were held scoreless in the second half, as City College was outscored 42-13.

“It was a combination of poor shooting and not taking care of the basketball,” head coach Morris Hodges said. “Just fundamentals and then not really having great offensive possessions.”

L.A. Pierce started the game with some full court pressure, which caused City College to turn the ball over four times in the first four minutes of the game as LA Pierce jumped out to a 14-2 lead.

City College was able to fight back into the game as they cut the lead down to 25-20 with nine
minutes to go in the first half, but Pierce responded with a run of their own, giving them a
50-33 lead going into halftime.

Pierce came out strong in the second half, going on a 23-5 run to extend their lead to 35 with
10 minutes left in the game.

City College shot just 1-13 from beyond the three point line and turned the ball over 22 times in
the game, even after full court pressure stopped 10 minutes into the game.

“Run,” said Keyes on what he thinks the team will do in practice this week. “Just run.”

The loss puts City College at 4-14 for the season with six games remaining.

Next up on the schedule for City College is Oxnard College. The game will be at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Sports Pavilion.