Friday, January 20, 2012

Lasers Prevail Over Chargers in Defensive Battle

Cypress played good defense in a 54-44 loss to Irvine Valley at home.
Montel Taylor
Cypress, Calif. - Cypress College (6-12, 1-4) held Irvine Valley College to just 54 points, but the Lasers defense was strong as well in a 54-44 loss at home for the Chargers.

On a night when legendary head coach Don Johnson was honored with a bronze plaque hung outside the gym where he won so many of his career 588 victories as head coach of the Cypress College men's basketball team, the Chargers weren't able to pull off a close defensive battle that was tied with just minutes to go in regulation.

A late run by IVC proved to be the difference as the Chargers dropped their fourth Orange Empire Conference game of the year.

Montel Taylor was the only Charger to score in double figures with a team-high 14 points. Taylor also picked up a team-high seven rebounds. Andre Winn and Kourtney Maxim each scored nine points apiece in the loss.

Cypress will host Orange Coast College next Wednesday to close out the first half of league play.

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