Skyline completes season sweep of Cañada
Skyline concluded its season with an 83-70 victory over Cañada, completing the season sweep over its county rival. The Trojans led 38-29 at the half and never trailed in the game. You can see the game, as well as the tribute to the graduating sophomores, with the link below:
Trojans knock off Las Positas
Skyline hosted its annual Coaches vs. Cancer event last night. This year the event took on new meaning, as Pacifica resident Isabella (Bella) Hung was honored. Bella is an 8-year old fighting Leukemia. She and her extended family were in attendance and all of the proceeds from the night were donated to her family.
If you would like to follow Bella's journey, this is her website: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/isabellasjourney
After the pre-game festivities were completed, Skyline beat Las Positas College 74-66.
Skyline beats Cañada 76-67
The Trojans went on the road and came away with its 10th win of the season, defeating Cañada College 76-67. The Trojans relied on its defense early and late in the game, holding the Colts to just 37% shooting from the field. A slow-paced first half saw Skyline head to the locker room with a slim 29-26 lead. However, the Trojans scored 47 second-half points to seal the victory.
Skyline College Men's Basketball Team Captures Tournament Title
The Trojans completed a magical weekend on Sunday with a thrilling 62-60 victory over Cabrillo College to win the Annual Skyline College Classic.
The Trojans began the tournament with a convincing win over College of Marin, 83-72. Skyline had five players score in double-figures. The next evening the Trojans faced College of the Siskiyous in the semi-finals. Skyline trailed by seven points at half-time, but rallied to take the lead 60-59 on a basket by Kevin Brandenberg with less than thirty seconds to play. Siskiyous answered with a basket to take the lead with 6.7 seconds remaining. The Trojans quickly inbounded the ball and advanced it up the floor. Once again, Kevin Brandenberg found himself with the ball and a chance to take the lead. He drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer sending the crowd into pandemonium. The win over Siskiyous avenged one of the Trojans two losses on the season. Ironically enough Skyline lost to Siskiyous by the exact same score earlier this year. In the first match-up, it was Siskiyous hitting the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the game.
All the excitement on Saturday night carried over to the Tournament Championship match-up with the 13th-ranked team in the state, Cabrillo College. Once again, the Trojans found themselves in a back-and-forth affair, trailing by one at half-time. The second half remained close until Cabrillo knocked down back-to-back shots from long distance, giving them a nine-point lead with six minutes to go. Skyline came roaring back and pulled even on a basket by Aaron Brown with 37.3 seconds to play. Cabrillo called time-out and prepared to hold for the game's final shot. Skyline College's defense held strong and forced Cabrillo into a tough shot. Aaron Brown was able to grab the rebound and race coast-to-coast for a driving layup in traffic before the final horn sounded. The Trojans had pulled off the upset 62-60, once again bringing the crowd to its feet.
For the Trojans, Brandon Berkovatz was named the Tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Kevin Brandenberg was named to the All-Tournament team. With the win over Cabrillo, Skyline improved its record to 7-2 on the season. The Trojans play its next three contests on the road before returning home to face West Valley College on January 3rd. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.