Griffins back to beating Coyotes, finish strong for fourth-place tie

2019 COMMUNITY COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL

East County Sports staff report

EL CAJON (2-23-2019) – What was once a great, evenly-balanced rivalry, is now more a one-sided affair.

Grossmont College whipped crosstown rival Cuyamaca College for the 11th time in 12 meetings, taking a 70-61 road victory to cap the regular season on Friday (Feb. 22).

The triumph gave the Griffins, once 0-6 in South Division play in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference, three victories over their last four outings to gain a share of fourth place. The finished 6-23 overall (3-7 PCAC).

Meanwhile, the Coyotes (4-24 overall, 1-9 PCAC) finished in the cellar for the third straight season, and last for the fifth time this decade.

At one time, the all-time series was level at 13-all. However, since Grossmont posted an upset, overtime triumph in the 2006-07 season, it’s been virtually all Griffins.

The Battle for East County
Grossmont vs. Cuyamaca
PCAC Men’s Basketball

(Grossmont leads series, 24-14)
Season  Round One  Round Two  
1998-99 Gros 87-78 Gros 83-66
1999-00 Gros 74-61 Cuya 75-722
2000-01 Gros 92-80 Gros 66-57
2001-02 Gros 95-85 Gros 87-62
2002-03 *Cuya 91-67 *Cuya 77-72
2003-04 Cuya 54-51 Cuya 80-65
2004-05 Cuya 62-59 +Gros 83-79
2005-06 Cuya 67-58 Cuya 73-65
2006-07 Cuya 74-61 +Gros 66-63
2007-08 Cuya 81-69 Gros 88-80
2008-09 Gros 67-52 Gros 88-80
2009-10 Cuya 66-59 Cuya 52-49
2010-11 Cuya 76-69 Gros 73-68
2011-12 Gros 63-56 Gros 64-61
2012-13 Gros 69-61 —
2013-14 Gros 70-65 —
2014-15 Gros 59-46 —
2015-16 Gros 62-51 —
2016-17 Gros 84-72 Gros 84-65
2017-18 Gros 76-54 Gros 81-42
2018-19 Cuya 78-68 Gros 70-61
*Grossmont won by forfeit.
+overtime.

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