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Griffins come out steaming against Santa Barbara

2015-16 GROSSMONT COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL

 

By James McHugh
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (12-5-15) — Grossmont College began play in the 44th Annual Grossmont Holiday Classic Friday (Dec. 4) coming off a disappointing 25-point defeat to Mt. San Jacinto 19 days ago.

 

The Griffins (4-3) were focused on Santa Barbara City College, which dropped four straight games headed into the Holiday Classic. Grossmont came away with an 85-68 victory.

 

The win advanced to the semifinal round where they will meet College of the Desert Saturday (Dec. 5) at 6 p.m.

 

Helix high alum KAELEN MITCHELL led the night offensively for the Griffins, pouring in 21-points on 8-for-13 shooting from the floor. DANIEL McCOWN was red hot from beyond the arc, finishing with 20-points and connecting on 5-for-6 from long range.

 

“Kaelen came out and played awesome to start the second half,” assistant coach KEVIN BUTTY said of the Griffins’ sophomore guard. “DANIEL McCOWN played great and we got a lot of good play from EVIN SHEPHERD as well.”

 

Shepherd finished with 10-points and three assists.

 

Butty wasn’t surprised with the outcome, noting that, based on the film the team had reviewed of Santa Barbara, the Griffins expected to play well. What the Griffins may not have expected was the incredible night from above the arc. Grossmont shot 12-for-22 from three-point range. The Griffins also had a stellar night at the charity stripe going 13-for-16 on free throws.

 

“We haven’t been shooting free throws like that, so that’s really good to see” Butty said of the high percentages.

 

Santa Barbara at Grossmont
@ Grossmont College
12/4/2015 at 06:00 PM

 

Santa Barbara 
68
Grossmont 
85
FINAL 1 2 T
Santa Barbara (1-5)  34  34  68
Grossmont (4-3)  48  37  85

Santa Barbara

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
15 Robert Hutchins 27 3-10 3-9 2-2 1 2 3 6 2 0 1 0 11
23 Tejon Williams 32 4-11 2-2 2-2 0 3 3 6 1 0 1 0 12
32 Martin Pedersen 23 3-8 2-6 0-0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 8
33 Andrew DeLaTorre 11 3-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 6
50 Evan Tillman 21 1-5 0-2 2-3 1 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 4
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
11 Dramell Pitts 3 1-2 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
21 Ylii Lopez 6 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 1 1
22 Juvenal Tapia 7 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
31 Adrian Humphrey 13 1-5 0-0 0-2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 2
41 Zack Peterson 12 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 3
42 Desmond Dotson 10 0-3 0-2 1-2 2 5 7 0 1 0 0 0 1
44 Jerry Leon 11 3-4 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 8
45 Cody Williams 14 2-4 0-1 0-1 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 2 4
54 Jerard O’Byrne 10 2-7 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 5
TM Team 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 24-65
36.9%
8-29
27.6%
12-20
60.0%
10 23 33 17 7 0 12 12 68

Grossmont

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
1 Remy Lawyer 12 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 5 1
4 Marcos Meza 24 4-5 0-0 1-1 2 3 5 3 0 0 0 0 9
5 Daniel McCown 26 7-9 5-6 1-2 0 5 5 5 2 0 1 1 20
15 Spencer Vering 16 2-8 1-3 2-2 2 1 3 0 0 0 2 4 7
23 Kaelen Mitchell 21 8-13 4-8 1-2 0 4 4 0 1 0 1 1 21
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
0 Dominique Walker 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 Corwin Feerick 15 3-6 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 8
20 Larry Stokes 12 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
22 Quadarius Fair 10 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 0 3 1 0
24 Luke Jackson 22 2-5 0-1 3-3 0 4 4 2 0 0 3 2 7
25 LeAndre Powell 19 0-3 0-1 2-2 0 8 8 3 1 0 1 0 2
32 Ervin Shepherd 22 4-8 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 3 1 0 1 3 10
TM Team 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 30-60
50.0%
12-22
54.5%
13-16
81.3%
6 33 39 19 7 1 15 22 85
SANTA BARBARA TEAM STATISTICS GROSSMONT
36.9% ( 24-65) Field Goal % 50.0% ( 30-60)
27.6% ( 8-29) 3pt Field Goal % 54.5% ( 12-22)
60.0% ( 12-20) Free Throw % 81.3% ( 13-16)
33 Rebounds 39
17 Assists 19
12 Turnovers 15
11 Points off Turnovers 10
11 2nd Chance Points 4
18 Points in the Paint 30
6 Fastbreak Points 6
27 Bench Points 27
2 Largest Lead 26
1st-19:24 Time of Largest Lead 2nd-12:42
Ties: 0; Lead Changes: 1
OTHER INFORMATION
Technical fouls: Santa Barbara-None ; Grossmont-None .

 

 

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In other first round games:

San Diego CityCollege edged Cuesta of San Luis Obispo 54-52.

 

San Diego City College (7-3) taking on Cuesta College (6-3) of San Luis Obispo,

captured a nail biter when Spencer Mattox (Sweetwater) scooped in a layup with just under five seconds to play, giving the Knights a two-point victory. CityCollege moves on to play Cypress on Saturday (Dec. 5) at 8 p.m.

 

Desert 75 – LA Southwest 69: 

 

The nightcap featured College of the Desert (2-5) and Los Angeles Southwest (0-6). COD trailed for most of the contest before taking the lead at 62-61 with nearly eight minutes remaining. Babe Solache led all scorers with 18 points coming off the Roadrunner Bench. Antoine Brown had 15 points for LA Southwest in the losing effort.

 

Cypress 80 West Los Angeles 68:

 

The second game of the day pitted Cypress College (4-1) against WestLos AngelesCollege (5-2) from Culver City. Craig Owens and Joseph Campos each scored 19-points for West LA but it wasn’t enough to combat a more balanced attack from the Chargers (4-1). Cypress received 38-points from their bench in the win.

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