By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
College of the Canyons won its second straight conference contest 64-55 over visiting Bakersfield College on Wednesday, as Jonah El-Farra and Andrew Henderson combined to put the Cougars over the top.
Canyons (12-11, 3-6) saw El-Farra rip down a season-high 21 rebounds, with nine on the offensive end, to go with 17 points on a 6-of-7 shooting night.
Henderson posted another impressive stat line with a game-high 24 points alongside seven rebounds, two steals and a pair of blocks.
The Cougars struggled from three-point territory finishing just 2-of-16 for the game but dominated the paint with Henderson and El-Farra. COC won the rebounding battle 45-38 and forced the Renegades into 12 turnovers.
Bakersfield (11-12, 3-6) struggled to get to the foul line, attempting just seven shots compared to 21 from Canyons. The Cougars were 16-of-21 from the charity stripe to help keep the edge.
The win for Canyons comes on the heels of the Cougars’ 83-80 OT victory over L.A. Valley last Saturday.
COC has five games remaining on the regular season schedule.
– Jonah El-Farra – 32 mins, 17 pts, 21 rebs, 6-of-7 shooting
– Dylan Griffin – 28 mins, 5 pts, rebound, 3 assists, steal, block
– Justice Harper – 21 mins, 5 pts, 2 rebs, assist, stl
– Andrew Henderson – 38 mins, 25 pts, 6 rebs, stl, 2 blocks
Canyons is back on the road Saturday, Feb. 4, for a 5 p.m. tip-off against Citrus College.
The conference schedule continues Wednesday, Feb. 8, with a contest vs. Antelope Valley College beginning at 7 p.m. in the Cougar Cage. The first 50 fans to attend the men’s game will receive a free ‘Blue Crush’ men’s basketball T-shirt. That game will also be broadcast to fans free of charge on the Cougars Sports Network.
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