Men's Basketball Takes First Conference Victory of the Season

Men's Basketball Takes First Conference Victory of the Season

Bakersfield, CA – The Renegade Men's Basketball team hosted Glendale College on Wednesday night at the Gil Bishop Sports Center and played their second consecutive overtime game, but came out on the winning end of this contest, 66-61.

The first half was a back and forth battle with the Renegades holding the lead briefly at the beginning. Glendale would then take the lead for the duration before BC went on a 16-5 run to end the half. On the final play of the half Isayas Aris converted an alley-oop layup from a Tyrell Coleman inbounds pass as time expired to take the lead into the half, 31-30.

The Vaqueros would not go away easily with both teams exchanging the lead a number of times throughout the second half. Glendale maintained the lead down the stretch, but the Renegades stuck around and with 9.3 seconds on the clock Coleman tied the game at 56 with a floater in the paint that sent the game into overtime.

Overtime was a highly contested battle that saw the Renegades maintain the advantage offensively and take their first conference win.

Tyrell Coleman led the team with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Vince Damelio added 13 points and 8 rebounds

They now move to 1-2 in conference play and 13-4 overall. Up next, they will play at Antelope Valley Glendale this Saturday (1/18) at 7:00pm.

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