Skyline defeats Cañada 76-65
The Trojans got its first conference victory last night over county-rival Cañada. Soren Carpenter’s three-point play with 13:52 remaining in the first half gave Skyline the lead 11-8. The Trojans never trailed again.
Carpenter (Lowell HS) finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Sophomores Tavita Jimenez (Serra HS) and Usman Hameed (Riordan HS) both tallied 16 points and combined for 16 rebounds.
Skyline falls to SFCC 64-56
The Trojans opened conference play against the #1 ranked team in Northern California. Skyline took a 28-22 lead into half-time, but came up short in the end. SFCC came into the game averaging 90 ppg. Skyline held SFCC to its lowest point total on the season, its lowest number of 3-point field goals made, and its lowest number of offensive rebounds this year. Skyline’s defensive intensity and rebounding effort gave them a chance to win; however, the Trojans shot just 38% from the field and 58% from the FT line.
Enciso Helps NLEX start the Season with a Win
Simon Enciso had a very impressive PBA debut. He was the game’s second-leading scorer, hitting 5 of 8 from behind the arc, helping NLEX start the season in the win column. You can read more here:
Former Skyline Players Continuing Career Overseas
Simon Enciso (Terra Nova HS) and Alli Austria (St. Ignatius HS) are preparing for the PBA Draft in August. Both players recently completed successful seasons in the developmental league. You can read more on this story here: http://sports.inquirer.net/184636/fil-ams-in-pba-d-league-hoping-to-get-second-look-from-pba-scouts
Dan Afeaki signs full scholarship to attend Pikeville University
Dan Afeaki has accepted a full athletic scholarship to attend Pikeville University. Pikeville is coming off a 28-6 season and an appearance in the final eight of the NAIA National Tournament. In 2011, Pikeville won the NAIA National Championship.
Dan just completed his sophomore season with the Trojans. He averaged 6.8 ppg and 4.1 rpg, while shooting 60% from the field.
Dan becomes the second Skyline player out of Capuchino High School in the last three years to sign an athletic scholarship.
2014-15 Season Review
The Trojans concluded its regular season with a record of 17-9 and a ranking of #9 in all of Northern California. Skyline began the season with twelve straight victories. The winning streak included wins over Columbia, Bakersfield and Lassen (who were a combined 18-2 at the time). Skyline also won the Mendocino College Tournament Championship in late November.
Once again the Coast-North was the top-rated league in Northern California. Six of the seven teams in the conference earned a spot in the state tournament, including Skyline. Over the course of the season the Trojans played one of the toughest schedules in the state. Half of its games were against playoff teams. The Trojans did not lose a game all year to a team below .500.
After a large graduating class in 2013-14, Skyline had only three sophomores on its roster this season- Elijah White (El Camino HS), Dan Afeaki (Capuchino HS), and Antonio Aguilar (St. Ignatius HS). Elijah was named 1st Team All-Conference for his efforts.
Mario Flaherty named to All-Decade Team
Former Trojan Mario Flaherty was recently named to the All-Decade Team at Houston Baptist University (HBU). Mario graduated from Skyline in 2008 after a successful two-year career. He signed a full scholarship to HBU and proceeded to lead their program to new heights as a Division-I member. Mario was a unanimous First Team All-Conference selection as a senior and led HBU to the Great West title game in their first year in the league. As a senior he recorded 12 double-double's.
You can read the complete article here: http://www.hbuhuskies.com/news/2015/3/10/MBB_0310151609.aspx
2/23 Skyline Men's Basketball earns #14 seed in CCCAA Basketball Playoffs Bracket
2/2 - Skyline improves to 15-6 with victory over Canada - Daily Journal Article
12/15 - Skyline suffers first loss as Las Positas claims tourney title -Daily Journal Article
12/13 - Skyline men's basketball off to 10-0 start - Daily Journal Article
11/26 -Skyline hoops off to undefeated start -Daily Journal Article
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.