College Men's Basketball Game Notes
Slips Past Phoenix
Phoenix College's Men's Basketball suffered a tough loss to defending
ACCAC Champion Yavapai College 70-67. The Bears ran out to an
early lead at home before Yavapai (2-0, 1-0) closed the half with
a run to move ahead 37-32 at the break. Yavapai continued to build
the lead as the Bears (1-3, 0-1) fell behind by as many as eight
midway through the second half.
PC battled back to force a tie game with just over two minutes
to play in regulaton. The Bears were unable to overtake the leadeds
in the end as Yavapai connected on 6-of-7 from the free throw
line in the closing minutes.
Major Willete led Phoenix with 21 points and George Kirby recorded
a double-double with 10 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.
Scores Win Over Bears
The Phoenix College Bears suffered another close defeat at the
hands of Scottsdale Community College 63-58. Neither team led
by more than six points the entire game, with each team struggling
to gain control.
PC had its chances to put some distance between themselves and
Scottsdale early in the contest but came up empty on too many
offensive possessions to take control of the game. Scottsdale
did a good job of making plays at the end in order to secure the
The Bears were led by George Kirby with 12 points and 8 rebounds,
while Scottsdale was led by Ladi Makinde and Curtis Scott with
15 points each.
Scores Win Over Bears
PC dropped another hard fought battle at Cochise on Saturday
night. The Bears had a hard time scoring in the first half which
was a result of Cochise tough man to man defense. The Bears battled
back from a 13-point halftime deficit to cut the lead to one point
midway through the second half, but Cochise regained momentum
with a run of their own and went ahead by 15 points.
However, there was no quit in the Bears as they came back again
to trim the lead to three points and had a chance to tie the came
with just under a minute remaining, but a three-point shot by
Ramon Ramirez came up a little short.
The Bears were led by Major Willette's game high 24 points, while
George Kirby added 14 points and 7 rebounds.
The Bears are back in action on Wednesday December 8th against
Falls on Road to Glendale
Despite 21 points from scoring leader Ramon Ramirez, Phoenix
College fell in a road ACCAC contest at Glendale 98-87. David
Lopez added 16 points for the Bears.
Battle Before Losing
at Eastern Arizona
The Phoenix College Bears suffered another heart breaker at the
hand of Eastern Arizona last night. Eastern scored on a driving
layup with one second remaining to secure a 75-73 home victory.
The Bears battled back from a 15-point second half defecit to
tie the game with 18 seconds left, but were unable to get a final
stop to send the game into overtime.
The Bears were led by Blue Stafford, who came off the bench to
score 15 points. Major Willette chipped in with 12 points.
College of Southern Idaho 90
Phoenix College 83
Phoenix College 93
Tierra Del Sol 92
The Phoenix College Bears played their best basketball to date
in this weekends Scottsdale Holiday Classic, by beating Tierra
Del Sol in a closely contested contest and giving the College
of Southern Idaho, the #4 ranked NJCAA Division I team in the
country, a battle to the end.
In the first game, the Bears took a 10-0 lead to start the game
against CSI, and held the lead until 4 minutes to go in the game,
when the Golden Eagles took advantage of their huge size advantage
to pull away in the last few minutes. Coach Arnold, the head coach
of Southern Idaho, said "This was by far the toughest game
that we played this year, they (Phoenix College) played extremely
hard and were very well coached, alot
of struggles tonight were caused by their execution."
The Golden Eagles came into the game with an average margin of
victory of 38 points.
The Bears were lead by Major Willette's team high 23 points to
go along with his 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
In the second game, PC beat a very good Tierra Del Sol team to
notch their second win the season. The Bears were once again involved
in a very tight game that was
decided in the last minute. The Bears battled back from a four
point halftime deficit, to secure the one point victory. The Bears
went up for good as Dave Lopez hit one of two free throws with
4 seconds left.
The PC Bears were lead by George Kirby's 25 points and 10 Rebounds,
while 4 other Bears scored in double figures.
Grand Canyon JV
Phoenix College defeated Grand Canyon JV 87-51 as Ramon Ramirez
paced the Bears with 22 points.
Win First Game in 2005
Over the FIT (NY)
Phoenix College scored an 84-79 victory over the Fashion Institute
of Technology (NY). Major Willette paced the Bears with 23 points
while George Kirby added 21 points.
Score 83-58 ACCAC
Victory Over Chandler-Gilbert
Phoenix College travelled to Chandler-Gilbert and scored an 83-58
road ACCAC victory. The victory is the fourth straight win for
the Bears. The key to the game for PC was its best defensive effort
of the year as it held Chandler-Gilbert to 58 points on 41% shooting
and forced 20 turnovers. Nathan Robinson led Phoenix with 19 points
while George Kirby grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.
in Win Over Mesa
The Bears came back from a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat
Mesa College 76-75. PC's comeback was led by Sascha Stafford's
career-high 22 points off the bench. The Bears also got good bench
production from Jason Malone and Jourdin Holdin, who also helped
the comeback. The win marked the fifth straight victory for the
Bears after dropping seven straight. The Bears travel to Central
Arizona this weekend.
Arizona Ends Bears Win Streak
Phoenix College's men's hoops squad saw its five-game winning
streak come to an end with an 81-70 ACCAC road loss to Central
Arizona. Major Willette paced the Bears with 25 points while Nate
Robinson added 14 points.
Past Bears 86-82
George Kirby posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds,
but it was not enough as PC lost a close 86-82 ACCAC decision
to Pima at home.
Defeats PC Bears
Arizona Western scored a 93-63 ACCAC victory over Phoenix College.
Major Willette paced the Bears with 15 points and four assists.
Big Over Southwestern College
The Bears returned to the woin column with an 81-58 victory over
Southwestern College as Nathan Robinson led four PC players in
double figures with 15 points.
Best ACCAC Foe South Mountain
Phoenix College scored a home ACCAC victory 74-70 over South
Mountain on Wednesday. Nate Robinson led PC with 20 points, while
Blue Stafford posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Phoenix College won its third consecutive game and its eight
in 11 outings with a 76-73 ACCAC victory over Scottsdale. The
Bears were led by Nate Robinson's 15 points, while Dave Lopez
and Ramon Ramirez scored 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Holds Off Bears
The Bears took to the road on Wednesday and dropped an 88-82
decision to Cochise in an ACCAC tilt.
ACCAC Win Over Glendale
The Bears defeated Glendale 85-77 as George Kirby posted a double-double
with 23 points and 17 rebounds. Nate Robinson tallied 20 points
and Jourdin Holdin sparked PC in the second half with eight points
in 13 minutes off of the bench.
Earn Road Win Over Yavapai
The Phoenix College Bears posted a good road win against second
place Yavapai College 82-77. The Bears were led by sophomore guards
David Lopez, who had 28 points, Nathan Robinson, who added 20
points, and Major Willette, who recorded his first double-double
of the year with 10 points and 10 assists.
The Bears shot a season high 52% from beyond the arc. The win
is the second in a row for the Bears and they have also won 10
out of their last 14 games. Phoenix College continues play at
home this Saturday against Eastern Arizona at 4:00pm.
Fall to Eastern Arizona
The Bears hosted Eastern Arizona in strange surroundings for
a home game as PC's Noth Gym had a leak in the roof. Because of
this, the game was moved to Glendale Community College. Eastern
Arizona scored a 76-64 victory on he neutral court. Ramon Ramirez
led Phoenix with 15 points.
Home with Victory
With the leak in North Gym's roof taken care of, the Bears returned
to their true home and scored a resounding 76-49 victory over
Chandler-Gilbert. Ramon Ramirez paced the Bears with 14 points,
while Sascha Stafford had 12 points and Major Willette added 11
points and four assists.
on Road at Mesa
Mesa scored an 81-65 ACCAC victory over the visiting Bears on
Saturday. Igor Dutina led Phoenix College with 12 points.
Victory Over Central Arizona
The Bears sent visiting Central Arizona home Wednesday night
with a 91-84 loss in North Gym. Nate Robinson and Dave Lopez paced
Phoenix with 20 points each, while Jeff Baron added a double-double
with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Lopez also connected on all six
of his field goal attempts from behind the 3-point arc.
Phoenix College scored n 86-79 ACCAC men's basketball victory
over Pima Cololege on Saturday night. Jeff Barron connected on
6-of-9 from behind the 3-point arc to lead the Bears with 22 points.
Major Willette added 18 points and four assists for the Bears.
College Scores 86-84 Upset
Over NJCAA #1 Arizona Western
The Bears scored the biggest regular season victory in Phoenix
College history Tuesday night with an 86-84 victory over #1 ranked
Arizona Western. The Bears handed Western its first loss in 29
outings for the 2004-2005 season.
Major Willette gave Phoenix the win on a last second shot by.
Dave Lopez led the way with 25 points while Willette scored 19
and Nate Robinson tallied 17 points.
"These guys deserve this win because of their hard work,
especially on sophomore night," said an excited Coach Gordon.
Fall to South Mountain
in Regular Season Finale
In the final regular season game of the 2004-2005 season, South
Mountain scored an 82-78 victory over Phoenix College. Major Willette
paced the Bears with 20 points while Nate Robinson and Sascha
Stafford added 16 and 15 points respectively.
Advances to NJCAA Region I Division 2 Championship Game
Phoenix College scored a huge 110-79 victory over South Mountain
in the opening round of the 2005 NJCAA Region I Division 2 Playoffs.
The Bears, the tourney's #2 seed, will now face top seed South
Mountain for the Championship. The title game will be played on
Wednesday, March 9, at South Mountain at 7:30 p.m.
The Bears' 110 points is a season high for the squad as Dave
Lopez led the way with 28 points. Major Willette added 20 points
and four assists, while George Kirby recorded a double-double
with 15 points and 13 rebounds.