The sixth-ranked College of the Canyons men’s basketball team outscored No. 11 Allan Hancock College 38-28 in the second half to beat the visiting Bulldogs 71-68 in the second round of the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Second Round Regional game on Friday evening. Canyons will now await the winner of the No. 3 Mt. San Antonio versus No. 14 Antelope Valley, to be played on Saturday night, and will face the winner on Wednesday, March 6.
Sophomore forward Ron Harris led COC (21-8) with 19 points and eight rebounds, while going 8-of-11 from the field and a perfect 3-for-3 from the free-throw line. Sophomore guard Jaylen Bland contributed 16 points and two steals, while freshman forward Temjae Singleton pulled down eight rebounds.
The Bulldogs opened the game shooting 58.6 percent (17-of-29) from the field and leading by as many as 13 points, as the Cougars struggled from the field and shot 38.2 percent (13-of-34) from the floor.
The second half turned out to be all COC. Canyons used a 12-5 run in the span of six minutes to tie up the game at 52-52 with 12:09 left in the game.
Canyons held the lead for the rest of the game, but gave the Bulldogs a chance to come back with six seconds left in the game, as they fouled a player beyond the three-point line. Allan Hancock’s Demetrius Thomas only made one-of-three free throws.
The playoff victory marks the first time the Cougars have won a second-round game under 13-year head coach Howard Fisher.
Of all the parks and recreation agencies in the nation, the city of Santa Clarita's Jakes Way Neighborhood Program in Canyon Country has won the 2019 Innovation in Social Equity Award from the National Recreation and Parks Association.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is assessing exposure on the West Side of Los Angeles by two county residents who recently traveled and became ill with measles shortly after returning home.
Southern California Gas Co. will continue its grant program that helps California cities become more resilient in the face of climate change risks such as flooding, wildfires, extreme heat, drought, sea level rise, and other extreme weather events.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies discovered a suspected concentrated marijuana grow lab and detained three suspects after being called to the scene of a party at a vacant property in Canyon Country on Saturday evening.