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Lackluster season for men’s basketball buoyed by player accolades

Sophomore wing Ajay Singh attempts a layup during the Feb. 22 game against Hartnell College.

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

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

Sophomore guard Blake Uyehara dribbles past sophomore guard Austin Yvanovich during the Feb. 22 game against Hartnell.

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2019

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

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...

Heavy loss to men’s basketball despite high point contributions

Guard Darien Davis, 20, communications major prepares to make a free throw at the line during a home game on Feb. 13.

Gabriel Barrenechea, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019

De Anza College men's basketball took a tough loss against Gavilan College Feb. 22, losing 99-73. It was a close game in the first half as the score went back and forth, until Gavilan went on a scoring rampage in the second half. Dominic Simpkins, 18, communications major, dropped a career-high 31...

Men’s basketball fighting uphill battle to make playoffs

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

De Anza College Men’s Basketball team approaches prospective playoffs with a score of 0-3 in the league as of Jan. 18. Despite the team’s current standing of 8-11, head coach Jason Damjanovik remains upbeat thanks to a prosperous preseason and the strong forms of several key players.     ...

Men’s basketball wins first home game against West Hills

Ajay Singh(#30) bullies his way in the paint and finishes with a tough basket.

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2018

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...