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By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director

College of the Canyons Men’s Basketball shot better than 47 percent in the second half and converted on 12-of-13 foul shots down the stretch to help get past host Rio Hondo College 95-88 on Friday, Dec. 16.

The victory moved Canyons (5-5) moved back to .500 after having alternated wins and losses over its last four contests.

Rio Hondo (4-9) took a 45-43 lead into halftime after an opening period in which the Roadrunners came out hot, combining to shoot 17-of-33 from the floor with five three-pointers. RHC was led by Alwyn Saddler IV who finished with a game-high 36 points.

The Cougars received 23 points from Dillon Barrientos who also added eight rebounds, four assists and a game-high five steals. Jonah El-Farra was next with 17 points on an 8-of-10 shooting night. He also finished with a game-high 11 rebounds.

Andrew Henderson with 17 points and Jimmy Galgano at 13 points led a COC reserve squad that combined for 39 points off the bench.

Canyons won the rebounding battle 42-29 and finished the game 17-of-20 from the charity stripe to help edge the Roadrunners.

Top Performers

Quincy Arms — 28 mins, 12 pts, 3 rebs, 3 assists

Dillon Barrientos — 37 mins, 23 pts, 8 rebs, 4 assists, 5 stl

Jonah El-Farra — 33 mins, 17 pts, 11 rebs, 2 assists, 8-of-10 shooting

Jimmy Galgano — 23 mins, 13 pts, 5 rebs, steal

Andrew Henderson — 16 mins, 17 pts, 5 rebs, assist

Upcoming Schedule

COC returns to the Cougar Cage to host West Hills Lemoore at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20. That game will be live streamed to fans free of charge on the Cougars Sports Network.

Canyons will then host the 32nd Annual Cougar Holiday Classic on Dec. 28-29 at the Cougar Cage. The host Cougars will take on Mt. San Antonio College at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 followed by Orange Coast College vs. L.A. Trade Tech College tipping at 4 p.m.

Day two action will continue with games again slated for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. with matchups based on opening day results. All games will be broadcast live to fans free of charge on the Cougars Sports Network.

Stay up to date on all this season’s action by visiting the College of the Canyons Athletic department and following on social media at @COCathletics on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

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