On Monday, it was announced by COS men's head coach Kyle Heath that 11 COS men's hoops players had a 3.0 GPA or higher. This included four players with a 4.0 GPA. The Eagles have a team GPA of 3.15.
The Lane Community College Titans came to Weed with a couple of giants in their lineup Monday afternoon and beat College of the Siskiyous 80-64 in the Eagles last game before beginning Golden Valley Conference play.
The aptly named Titans started a 6’10” center and a 6’9” power forward who controlled the boards, but it was their 3-point shooting that got Lane the win The Eagles led at the half, 27-25, and kept it close until the Titans dropped 11 three-pointers and pulled away from a 38-38 tie with a 50 point second half, outscoring COS by 18 points.
It was the second game in a row the Eagles were done in by the three-pointer after surrendering 16 in a loss to Cuesta earlier in December. It’s not clear if the Eagles just ran into a couple of teams having great 3-point shooting nights, or if they need to work on their perimeter defense.
Montell Willis led the Siskiyous with 11 points and Bishop Thomas scored all 10 of his points in the second half. He knocked down two of the Eagles three treys. COS bigs Kody Bauman and Jett Snure each scored eight hard-earned points in the paint as they battled the Titans twin towers, and J’Quail Hanks penetrated the defense on drives to tally eight points. The Eagles missed leading scorer Dwayne McClendon who’s shooting 40 percent from beyond the circle. He was on crutches at the game nursing an ankle injury. COS dropped to 6-10 for the year.
Also on Monday, it was announced by COS men’s head coach Kyle Heath that 11 COS men’s hoops players had a 3.0 GPA or higher. This included four players with a 4.0 GPA. The Eagles have a team GPA of 3.15.
Siskiyous opens GVC play on Wednesday, Jan. 8 when they travel to Redding to take on the Shasta College Knights.