2018 Basketball Champions
The Gavilan Men's Basketball team celebrate their first Championship victory in forty-nine years February 16, 2018 on their home court.
The task at hand was simple, but not easy, for the Gavilan College Men’s Basketball team, win. Win like they have all year long. Twenty-two times this season they have done just that. It is the most amount of wins the program has had since 1983. So why on sophomore night, playing their last regular season home game of the year against a team they have already beat twice this season, against Head Coach Dallas Jensen’s coaching mentor- Coach Percy Carr, would this game be any different. How about a 49-year-old drought, that would end if they could just win one more game. In 1969 the Rams’ basketball team won their only Coast Conference Championship and no team in the last 20 years have been close to ending that drought. That was the task that was at hand for the 11 Rams as they took the floor at Bill Christopher Court, win and become immortal, forever remembered as the team that achieved and ended the drought or lose and become just another team like the many that came before them.
It was all Gavilan in the second half, as they continued to stretch out their lead. With 15:00 minutes left in the second half they were up by 44-33. Less than four minutes later the it was 50-36 and everyone in attendance could sense that San Jose City had no answers for the Rams on this night.
Along with King Jr’s 21, the Rams had two others in double digit scoring. Takoda Bowers had a double double with 14 points to go with his 10 rebounds while Ja-Mont Wilson was one rebound away from a double double of his own going for 11 points and 9 rebounds.
With about 3 minutes left in the game and the Rams leading by a score of 65-45 Coach Jensen put in the few Rams that haven’t seen the court on this night and the celebration was on. When the horn rang out as the clock stuck zero, the score was Gavilan 76 San Jose City 57. Task accomplished.
|Points: King Jr.-21|
|Rebounds: T.Bowers -10|
Blocks: X.Bowers & Wilson-2
|Steals: King Jr -3|
Field Goals- FG%: 29-77 38%
|3 Point -3 pt.%: 9-20 45%|
|Free Throws- FT%: 9-14 64%|