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Men’s basketball look forward to a better season with more returning players

Men’s basketball look forward to a better season with more returning players

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The Dons performed well this season but head coach Jason Damjanovic said his team has room for more improvement and skill development. “I think this past season was an eye opening season as to what to expect and a way into preparing them for next year,” he said. Damjanovic said he believes...

All for the love of the game

All for the love of the game

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2020

De Anza College basketball player Dominic Simpkins, 19, communications major fell in love with the game of basketball ever since laying his eyes on his own, first ever ball at age five. “I never stopped playing the game since then and it has been a part of my whole life,” said Simpkins. A youngster...

Father credited for his son’s desire to excel in all aspects of life

Father credited for his son’s desire to excel in all aspects of life

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

It was the last home game of the season and his last game playing for De Anza College when John Vergara, 20-year-old sophomore, stepped on the court and saw his mother and father sitting in the bleachers. “My dad has never really watched my games and when he does watch my games he’s really hard...

Men’s basketball put on a show in final game of season

Men’s basketball put on a show in final game of season

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

The Dons delivered a record-breaking performance and dominated Hartnell College by a score of 109-82 ending the season with a bang. John Vergara, 20, kinesiology major consistently kept shooting three-pointers, finishing the night with 10 made attempts and setting a new school record. “In the...

Men’s basketball suffer a season ending loss

Men’s basketball suffer a season ending loss

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

De Anza men’s basketball team took a hard loss on Feb. 14 against Cabrillo College, ending all hopes of making it to the postseason. Having already lost once to Cabrillo on Jan. 22, De Anza knew they needed to up the pace to win the game. The team did the research needed prior to the game and...

Men’s basketball edge Monterey Peninsula College for the win

Men’s basketball edge Monterey Peninsula College for the win

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The De Anza Men’s basketball team defeated Monterey Peninsula by a slim score of 57-52, leaving a few games left in hand before the conference championships. Both teams played intensely both on the offensive and defensive side with De Anza creating a comfortable lead at the start. De Anza took...

Men’s basketball team suffers third loss in conference

Men’s basketball team suffers third loss in conference

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

In a game in which all of the proceeds will go to the Coaches vs Cancer Society, the De Anza men’s basketball team lost 60-54 to conference opponents West Valley College on Jan. 24. Head coach Jason Damjanovic said West Valley did a really good job on rebounding and taking his team out of their...

Men’s basketball going for strong season finish

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

De Anza Colleges men's basketball team is eight games away from possibly claiming the Conference Champion title and a shot at the state playoffs. Although the team went through some rough patches earlier in the season, Head Coach Jason Damjanovic said that the team has recovered. With eight games...

De Anza men’s basketball take down San Jose City College thanks to effort on the defensive end

De Anza men’s basketball take down San Jose City College thanks to effort on the defensive end

Oscar Frias-Rivera, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

The De Anza Men’s Basketball team pulled out a win over local opponents San Jose City College on Jan. 15, beating them 72-65. The game’s atmosphere was intense right before tipoff as each team’s crowd cheered them on. De Anza fans quickly went silent as the team trailed by 11 in the first...

De Anza men’s basketball starts year with losing record, but brings strong defense

De Anza men’s basketball starts year with losing record, but brings strong defense

Jenny Choi, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

The De Anza men’s basketball team stands 2-7 this season as they look to improve in the upcoming months. “We started off really well with two wins and with a few losses,” head coach Jason Damjanovic said. “But I’m really pleased with their effort. We just need to continue to improve.” The...