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Lackluster season for men’s basketball buoyed by player accolades

Lackluster season for men’s basketball buoyed by player accolades

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

De Anza College’s men’s basketball team concluded their season on Feb. 22 with an overall score of 11-17 and several individual accolades. Head coach Jason Damjanovic said the team made improvements individually and collectively, also adding that several players stepped up to lead, including some fr...

Men’s basketball conclude season with a bang

Men’s basketball conclude season with a bang

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

De Anza College’s men’s basketball team closed their season with a 93-89 win over Hartnell College Feb. 22, improving the Dons’ final record to 17-11. The starters contributed a hefty 79 points, led by forward Ajay Singh, 20, finance major, who ended the game with 29 points himself. Point guard Darien Davis, 20, communications major, contributed 25 p...

Losing Streak Over As Men’s Basketball Pull Off Huge Win

Gabriel Barrenechea, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's basketball, Sports

De Anza College’s men’s basketball came up with a big win against San Jose City College Feb. 20, winning 95-81. The Dons faced a lot of struggles this season but showed no signs of losing this time around. Dominic Simpkins, 18, communications major, was the main factor in getting the win, pulling u...

Men’s basketball suffers narrow loss once again

Men’s basketball suffers narrow loss once again

Gabriel Barrenechea, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The De Anza College Men's Basketball fell short in beating Cabrillo College Jan. 23, losing 81-75. The game was of high energy and was filled with potential highlight reels throughout the match. Dominic Simpkins stood out above the rest, as he dominated by notching a double-double with an astounding...

Women’s basketball falls short again despite fighting back

Women’s basketball falls short again despite fighting back

Shiri Marwaha

February 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

De Anza College’s women’s basketball team suffered a crushing defeat at home to Hartnell College Wednesday, Jan. 23 by 84-40. The guest team asserted their dominance from the beginning, but the Dons fought back and scored some feisty baskets. However, those baskets were too few and fa...

Women’s basketball suffers grueling loss against Mission

Women’s basketball suffers grueling loss against Mission

Tyson Tsoi, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The De Anza College women’s basketball team lost 106-29 to Mission College on Jan. 11. Due to lack of players, the team was only able to do so much. The team heavily relied on their two most skilled players in an attempt to secure the victory, but as the game progressed, they started showing signs of...

Men’s basketball wins first home game against West Hills

Men’s basketball wins first home game against West Hills

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's basketball, Sports

The De Anza Dons’ first home win of the season against West Hills Coalinga on Nov. 24, solidified their strong start to the season, moving to a 3-1 record and leading the State in scoring at 93.5 points per game. “I felt like I played good," said center Ajay Singh. "I was attacking the basket...

Women’s basketball new coach brings change

Women’s basketball new coach brings change

Hwan Lee, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Son of a single mother and consistently frustrated about his father’s disappearance, Mike Allen, 45, coach for De Anza College’s women’s basketball team, inspires his students to achieve their goals. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio Allen’s mother always gave him the confidence to strive and work har...

De Anza snaps losing streak with win over Gavilan

De Anza snaps losing streak with win over Gavilan

Lorie Anne Reyes, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's basketball, Sports

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CNHXf4nx5k A determined De Anza Dons men’s basketball team victoriously ended a four-game losing streak on Friday, Feb. 2, against the Gavilan Rams. As tensions ran high on the court throughout the game, the Dons successfully secured the win by widening the scoring ga...

Dons keep it close, but unable to pull off win

Dons keep it close, but unable to pull off win

Lorie Anne Reyes, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GuAvhfJ9d0 The De Anza College Dons failed to pull out all the stops during their game against the Gavilan Rams on Friday, Feb. 2. Despite their strong display of effort, the Dons were unable to come out on top, and lost 73-65. The Rams came in hot in the first quar...