The Knights, who are currently ranked No. 14 in the state, put together a rally in the final minutes of Wednesday night's home game against No. 8 Southwestern (13-6, 4-0 PCAC South), but it fell short and the Jaguars held on for the 65-60 win at Harry West Gymnasium.
The Knights are off to a 2-0 start in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference after defeating Mesa, 83-73, at Harry West Gymnasium on Wednesday night. Sophomore guard Caleb Singleton hit 6-of-12 from three-point territory and led the Knights with 20 points.
The Knights won three consecutive games over the weekend to claim their first Knights Invitational tournament championship. Chris "Boom" Burton averaged 25.3 points and 7.0 rebounds during the weekend and was named tournament Most Valuable Player. Christian Jones averaged 14.0 points and 5.3 rebounds and was named to the All-tournament team.
Mike Scott, who played the 2013-14 season with the SDCC Knights, will be moving north of the border to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada to play for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in 2014-15.
Prior to the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship tournament, the teams from the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State used San Diego City College's Harry West Gymnasium as their practice facility.
The California Community College Athletic Association has selected sophomore point guard Martin Thomas to the All-state first team. Thomas is the fourth SDCC player chosen for the all-state first team since Head Coach Mitch Charlens took over in 2004-05. Malcolm Thomas (currently with the Utah Jazz) was selected in 2008-09, Terrence Boyd in 2010-11, and Stephon Lamar in 2011-12
All five starters for San Diego City scored at least 12 points, but it wasn't enough on Saturday night as the Knights' hopes for a long postseason run were dashed with an 80-76 loss at Chaffey in the second round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional playoffs.
Sophomore guard Martin Thomas hit 5-of-8 from 3-point territory and totaled 22 points to go with seven assists as he led the Knights to a 107-95 victory over No. 20 Allan Hancock (16-14) in the first round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional playoffs.
The San Diego City College men's basketball team is coming off one of its best regular seasons in recent history after going 20-8 and winning the PCAC South championship with an undefeated 8-0 record. On Saturday, the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference announced that Mitch Charlens was named Coach of the Year and student-athletes Caleb Singleton and Martin Thomas were named Co-Most Valuable Players of the league. Christian Jones, Chris Burton, and Mike Scott were also honored by being selected to
The Knights went an undefeated 8-0 in the PCAC South after dispatching the Southwestern Jaguars, 88-71, at Harry West Gym in the final game of the 2013-14 regular season. This is the fourth time under Head Coach Mitch Charlens that the Knights have won a conference title, but the first time that they finished without a loss.