A second half comeback fell short Feb. 8 as the Reedley College men’s basketball Tigers lost to the Cerro Coso Community College Coyotes 71-66 in Reedley.
The loss dropped Coach T.J. Jennings’ squad to 2-10 in the Central Valley Conference and 8-16 overall.
The Tigers started to battle back after Cerro Coso’s top scorer, Jordan Pumphrey, fouled out of the contest with 9:28 remaining after scoring 16 points. But Colyn Waldron took control, scoring seven of his 12 points in the final eight minutes.
Sophomore Tyre Hicks (Beaverton, Oregon) sank three 3-pointers in the final nine minutes to get Reedley back in the contest but it wasn’t enough. Uriah Carter (Central, Fresno) led all scorers with 17 points before fouling out with 9.6 seconds remaining. Ruben Parks (Edison, Fresno) made only one of his first nine shots and finished with 16 points while Hicks netted 13.
Reedley faced winless West Hills Lemoore in Lemoore on Feb. 13 before playing its final home contest at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, against the second place Columbia College Claim Jumpers (10-2, 19-5).
Reedley College drubs Taft
Reedley College maintained its hold on third place in the Central Valley Conference women’s basketball race with a 74-51 win over Taft College on Feb. 6 in Reedley.
I’man Conley scored 11 of Reedley’s 13 third quarter points as the Lady Tigers improved to 5-3 in the CVC and 13-10 overall. Conley finished with a double double, netting 28 points and 12 rebounds.
Stephanie Cervantes had nine of her 14 points in the first half for Reedley while Zavia Barlow netted nine of her 13 points in the opening quarter.
Reedley returned to action Feb. 13 in Visalia against the College of the Sequoias Giants.
Tigers men continue road trip
A five-game road trip was scheduled to continue on Feb. 12 for the 2019 Reedley College baseball Tigers.
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