Undefeated Rams Extend Win Streak to 6-0

City College sophomore forward Jalen Canty (23) grabs the rebound against Las Positas College on January 22, 2016. (Photo by Peter Wong/Special to The Guardsman)
City College sophomore forward Jalen Canty (23) grabs the rebound against Las Positas College on Jan. 22, 2016. (Photo by Peter Wong/Special to The Guardsman)

By Patrick Cochran

The City College men’s basketball team won its 12th game in a row dominating Las Positas 97-44. The Rams controlled the game from finish to end and won by 53 points, their largest victory margin of the season.

Head coach Justin Labagh ran his team hard all game, running an opposing full-court press that forced Los Positas turnovers and easy, fast-break baskets. On offense the Rams pushed the ball hard on fast breaks exhausting the opponent.

“Coach said were 14 deep, so we’re going to push hard and if one group gets tired, we’ll put the next group in,”  forward Jashandeep Kahlon explained.

Power forward Jalen Canty proved to be a force for the Rams down low. Canty’s offensive rebounding gave the team second chances on offense after missed shots.

“I think I had a good game,” Canty said. “Getting closer to playoffs, I just got to keep pushing the bar higher and higher.”

Another strong point for the Rams in the victory was their outside shooting. Guard Trey Thompson led the onslaught as the teams sharpshooters buried threes all night. Kickout passes from driving teammates proved extremely effective for the team.

“We just got to keep on a roll,” coach Labagh said. “Three games ago we started playing really good defense so we refer to ourselves as ‘3-0’ playing really good defense. We are going to  try to keep this roll going.”

The Rams are now 21-1 and in the most recent state poll ranked second overall, only behind Saddleback College of Orange County.


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