It is always great to sit down at the Thanksgiving table with families and friends.  It is especially exciting to sit down at the same table if you are JUCO basketball coach with a great start for the season and a promise for the future. 

Of the eight teams who played last night seven have had a rough start. 

(1-4)De Anza 67 verses (2-6)Sequoias 63

(4-4)Foothill 67 verses (1-7)West Valley 48

(2-4)Allan Hancock 68 and (1-4) Cerritos 52

(3-0)West LA verses 72 (2-4)Santa Ana 52

Just remember, lots of games left to salvage the season!

mike scott U of IdahoIt doesn’t happen often in D-1 basketball any more but PG Mike Scott pounded in 31 points last night, shooting 6-7 from beyond the arc, leading the University of Idaho in assists with five. 

Unfortunately, U of Idaho was dominated in the paint by the Boise State University outscored Idaho 36-18.  BSU also recorded 25 defensive rebounds, limiting the Vandals to nine offensive boards and six second-chance points.

Scott is raising some eyebrows!

 

This maybe one of the most most unique starts of a JUCO year of basketball I have yet to see. #5 Chaffey already went down in a loss since this came out.  Crazy year!

http://www.cccaastats.org/sports/mbkb/2014-15/Rankings/2014-15StatePoll_Nov24.pdf

State Coaches Poll…CCCAA 

1.    Mt.    San    Antonio    (7‐0)  

2.    Skyline    (7‐0)   

3.    Lassen    (9‐1)   

4.    Saddleback    (6‐1)   

5.    Chaffey    (7‐1)   

6.    Merritt    (5‐1)   

7.    San    Bernardino    (6‐1)   

8.    Antelope    Valley    (4‐2)  

9.    San    Jose    City    (4‐1)   

10.    Columbia    (4‐1)   

11.    San    Diego    City    (4‐2)   

12.    Fresno    City    (7‐2)  

13.    Marin    (3‐1) 

14.    Canada    (5‐1)  

15.    East    Los    Angeles    (5‐1)   

16.    San    Francisco    (6‐2)  

17.    Mt.    San    Jacinto    )4‐3)   

18.    Chabot    (3‐1)   

19.    Cuesta    (4‐1)   

20.    Southwestern    (4‐2)

It looks to me that a bunch of of JUCO players “left for Thanksgiving” early last night. 

Santa Barbara 55  Glendale 50  Glendale was shocked by #88 ranked Santa Barbara last night. 

Miramar 69 Chaffey 66  Chaffey must have left it all on the floor in their four overtime loss to #1 Mt. Sac.  #58 SD Miramar snuck in and shocked #7 Chaffey for their second straight loss.  That could be an expensive loss in playoff seeding process. 

Cypress 65  Rio Hondo 62  Rio Hondo #15 stumbled against #79 Cypress. 

LA Southwest 80 Santa Monica 78  Could have gone either way.

Mt Sac 60 Irvine Valley 46  No let up by Mt. Sac who thumped Irvine.

imageAVC’s draper is going to be an outstanding D-1 player.  He got to Florida International University late this fall and has already is giving his team a boost.  He scored 9 points each in the last two games.  In the last game he led his team with eight rebounds. 

Its only going to get better!

Team Record Δ Rat Pwr Off Def HFA SoS SSF EW EL
Mt San Antonio 7-0
1.000
1
0.39
3
1.83
12
74.12
12
1.88
0.13 3
-3.36
1
-6.42
13.80 4.20
Saddleback 6-1
0.857
+1 2
0.36
2
3.12
31
69.28
1
7.94
0.97 1
-0.57
6
-7.96
12.39 1.61
San Bernardino Val 6-1
0.857
-1 3
0.34
1
4.90
8
74.68
4
4.49
1.75 4
-4.60
3
-7.54
10.21 1.79
Chaffey 7-1
0.875
4
0.10
4
1.23
13
73.67
13
1.84
1.22 50
-11.61
26
-9.92
10.01 2.99
Antelope Valley 4-2
0.667
+1 5
0.02
6
1.18
15
73.39
10
1.98
0.79 8
-5.92
15
-8.97
13.02 2.98
East LA Col 3-1
0.750
+1 6
0.02
8
-1.77
10
74.34
28
-1.90
1.60 2
-2.34
2
-7.11
10.51 4.49
City Col San Fran 6-2
0.750
-2 7
-0.01
5
1.21
1
79.68
47
-4.46
0.01 48
-11.34
30
-10.26
11.95 3.05
Fresno City Col 7-2
0.778
+2 8
-0.07
9
-1.83
29
69.60
6
2.59
0.24 28
-9.52
66
-14.12
11.53 1.47
LA Harbor 2-0
1.000
-1 9
-0.12
11
-3.31
47
66.12
3
4.77
1.46 58
-12.82
14
-8.86
10.50 5.50
Mt San Jacinto 3-3
0.500
-1 10
-0.20
7
-0.32
4
76.11
31
-2.19
1.71 17
-8.08
29
-10.23
12.12 2.88
Irvine Valley 3-1
0.750
+11 11
-0.21
12
-3.70
69
63.04
2
7.33
1.25 27
-9.42
38
-10.86
11.25 4.75
Santa Rosa JC 3-3
0.500
-1 12
-0.22
10
-3.04
33
68.79
9
2.19
0.40 7
-5.79
36
-10.79
13.23 3.77
SD City Col 4-2
0.667
13
-0.29
13
-4.84
16
72.75
39
-3.46
1.61 41
-10.81
35
-10.72
10.98 5.02
Lassen 8-1
0.889
-2 14
-0.30
26
-8.39
17
72.74
58
-7.07
1.30 75
-15.01
85
-16.12
9.73 3.27
Rio Hondo 6-2
0.750
+6 15
-0.32
27
-8.57
28
69.73
43
-3.92
0.66 29
-9.62
23
-9.87
7.75 6.25
Merritt 5-1
0.833
+10 16
-0.33
28
-9.16
6
75.28
79
-10.41
0.87 44
-11.01
71
-14.42
13.09 5.91
San Jose City Col 4-1
0.800
17
-0.35
20
-6.99
25
70.13
37
-3.14
0.77 59
-13.21
80
-15.51
11.18 3.82
Cuesta 4-1
0.800
+1 18
-0.35
23
-7.80
32
68.98
33
-2.72
0.88 56
-12.66
57
-12.61
7.10 3.90
Ohlone 5-2
0.714
-5 19
-0.36
14
-5.28
45
66.29
8
2.32
0.71 70
-14.60
52
-11.52
9.61 5.39
Skyline 7-0
1.000
+11 20
-0.36
36
-10.35
70
62.89
18
0.66
0.96 87
-18.02
59
-12.97
8.22 7.78

The national Massey JUCO Poll came out yesterday.  Antelope Valley College, with the week off,  inched up to #5 in the State of California. 

The most fascinating part of the the rankings is that eight of the ten teams are from Southern California.  I cannot remember in the past ten years one part of the state having such a dominance of the other in rankings. 

It was a very nice day off from basketball.  Its Thanksgiving week after.  That didn’t stop the AVC team from having a two hour practice.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving all.