CRC men’s basketball team defeats College of Alameda


Asyah Zamani

The CRC men’s basketball team defeats College of Alameda on Wednesday. The Hawks came out strong with the final score of 103-70.

The Cosumnes River College men’s basketball team beat the College of Alameda Cougars at home on Wednesday with the final score of 103-70.
The Hawks came out strong in the second half outscoring the Cougars 52-26 to ensure the win and improving to 2-0 on the year.
“That second half was a switch you know we held them to 26 points,” said Head Coach Jonathan James when asked about his thoughts on his team’s performance in the second half. “The biggest thing was we responded from the first half to the second half.”
James was pleased with the full court ball pressure all around from his team on the defensive end.
“From the starters to the guys that came off the bench it was a continuous kind of flood of ball pressure,” said James.
Freshman guard, Kaleb Drake, got his first career start in Wednesday’s game and felt honored to be named a starter.
“It feels good, we all compete in practice and work hard to try to just get in the game and be in the game and make an impact so getting chosen as one of those starters it feels good,” said Drake.
Wednesday’s game was a big win for the Hawks as they stay undefeated and beat their opponent by a big margin of 30 points, but the team feels they could be even better than what they’ve shown as they strive for greatness.
“To us we thought there were a lot of things we could improve on,” Freshman guard Patrick Parkes Jr. said. “We feel like there’s stuff we need to work on and we know that throughout the season we’ll get better at it for sure.”
The Hawks team is determined to finish top of the standings at the end of the season.

Parkes Jr. continued to talk about what the biggest strength of this team is and said “versatility”.
“Normally on teams it’s one-sided like they have all bigs or they have all guards, but we have a pretty balanced team,” Parkes Jr. said.
Head Coach James also talked about how he feels about this team going into the season and said he’s “optimistic”.
“I think we have a shot to do really well, but it’s gonna take consistency by us and we’re learning that everyday,” said James.