Cypress wins consolation title with two straight victories over Victor Valley and West L.A.
Santa Barbara, Calif. - Cypress College pulled its record to even on the year (5-5), after running off two straight victories at the Santa Barbara City College Tournament. To earn the consolation championship, Cypress picked up a 91-85 win over Victor Valley in the semis, and an 81-77 victory over West L.A. in the consolation final.
Sophomore Andre Winn took over in the title game to pace the Chargers with a team-high 26 points on 8 of 18 shooting from the floor. Winn also hit 8 of 9 from the stripe, while collecting 4 assists and a steal.
Montel Taylor and Julius Von Hanzlik each finished with 15 points, while Javon Taylor chipped in 13 points to give the Chargers four players in double figures. Montel Taylor also led Cypress on the boards with a team-high 13 rebounds to give him a double-double on the afternoon and his second of the tournament. Jacob Nungaray's three steals led the Chargers on defense.
As a team, the Chargers hit 27 of 60 from the floor, and 22 of 27 from the free throw line.
Cypress' good shooting and solid defense was the key to pulling out the 81-77 victory over West L.A. to earn the Consolation Championship at the Santa Barbara City College Tournament. The win marked Cypress' second over West L.A. this season. Cypress opened its 2011 campaign with a 86-84 victory over West L.A. at home.
Cypress will face Mt. San Jacinto in the opening round of the Saddleback Tournament on Thursday, December 15.
Chargers Top Victor Valley 91-85
Cypress bounced back from an opening round loss to host Santa Barbara City with a 91-85 victory over Victor Valley in the consolation semi-final.
Von Hanzlik led the Charger offensive attack with a team-high 24 points on a sizzling 8 of 11 shooting night that included seven three pointers. Winn finished right behind Von Hanzlik with 21 points, six rebounds and four assists. Nungaray ended with 11 points, while Kourtney Maxim and Montel Taylor each added 10 points apiece.
Malcolm Whittington led Cypess with 8 assists, and four Chargers tied for the team-lead in rebounds with six each.
Victor Valley tried to keep the game close, but Von Hanzlik was unstoppable from downtown in the Chargers 91-85 consolation semi-final victory. With the win, Cypress advanced to play West L.A. in the consolation finals.
Cypress Falls to Host SBCC in Opening Round of Tourney
Andre Winn and Montel Taylor both finished with double-doubles, but the Chargers came up a little short in an 80-70 tournament opening loss to host Santa Barbara City College.
Winn finished with 12 points and 10 boards, while Taylor had 11 and 11 against SBCC. Whittington scored a team-high 17 points, and Von Hanzlik added 10 points to give the Chargers four players in double figures.
The Chargers were also led in assists by Winn with five, but Cypress' shooting trouble proved the difference after a 23 for 69 night from the floor, including 5 of 26 from beyond the arc.
Cypress takes on Victor Valley in the semi-finals of the consolation bracket next.