Sports Briefs: Volleyball, cross country, basketball

Eyes on playoff, Volleyball

During the past two weeks, City College’s volleyball team landed two out of three wins on the road, and improved their record to 15-12 overall.

The Rams beat De Anza College on Nov. 7, winning in four sets (25-22, 15-25, 38-36, 25-20). The game’s third set broke a state record for most points in a single set by two teams.

The Rams traveled to Monterey Peninsula College on Nov. 12 and won in three sets (25-19, 25-15, 25-21).
To end the week, City College faced the undefeated Foothill Owls on Nov. 14 and lost in four sets (25-18, 9-25, 18-25, 21-25).

For their final match of the season, the Rams will play against the Skyline Trojans for second place at City College’s Health and Wellness Center on Nov. 19.

— Arcel Cunanan

Cross-country takes title

City College men’s cross-country team has won the Northern California Cross Country Championships with a 6 point win over pre-meet favorite and No. 1 ranked American River College, and 16 other NorCal JC’s that qualified for the Championship. This was the first NorCal title for City College since 1969. Four runners earned all Northern California status and Distance Coach Marc Dyer earned Coach of the Year honors.
The Rams also won the Coast Conference Championship on Nov. 8 by 3 points over last year’s NorCal Champion, Hartnell. Earning all conference were Chris Gerber, Fernando Diaz, twins Mark and Luke Frazier, and Sloane Cook.

— Bonta Hill

Basketball heats up

In basketball news, the woman’s basketball team has started the season off hot, winning the Hilton Garden Inn Classic in Pasadena, and the the Sierra College tournament on consecutive weekends. The women’s team is starting the season 6-0 with two tournament championships under their belt. Their next game is Nov. 20, in City College’s Health and Wellness Center at 6 p.m. against the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs.

In men’s basketball, the Rams coasted to 77-66 victory over the Cabrillo College Seahawks Saturday Night at the Wellness Center. Beenie Rhodes led the Rams in scoring with 17 points, and De’Ron Sims chipped in 15 points as the Rams moved their record to 3-1. The Rams move on to compete in the highly anticipated Fresno City Tournament Nov. 21-23.

— Bonta Hill