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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

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...

Narrow loss to women’s basketball despite crunch time madness

Narrow loss to women’s basketball despite crunch time madness

Jaclyn Lim, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019

De Anza College’s women’s basketball team were one point shy from beating Gavilan College on Feb. 13, losing 57-58.                        The score was close as De Anza scored the last two shots, only to give a foul in the last few seconds.                     ...

Women’s basketball falls short again despite fighting back

Women’s basketball falls short again despite fighting back

Shiri Marwaha

February 7, 2019

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

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

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

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 College men’s, women’s basketball teams fall to Cabrillo

De Anza College men’s, women’s basketball teams fall to Cabrillo

Rebecca Arnone, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2018

De Anza women’s basketball fell to the Cabrillo Seahawks 80-43 in a conference game on Friday, Jan. 19 at De Anza, while the men’s team lost 84-72. In the women’s game, De Anza captain Jonai Stanfield led her team with six 3-pointers and 25 points. “The key was to keep my team motivated,” Stanfield s...

Men’s basketball crushes cabrillo 67-61

Men’s basketball crushes cabrillo 67-61

Rajvir Kaur, Staff Writer

February 2, 2015

The De Anza College Dons beat the visiting Cabrillo College Seahawks 67-61 Wednesday night, Jan. 28. The well-known Seahawks played a neck-and-neck game, but the Dons pulled through with the victory. “We knew it was going to be a grind,” said Jason Damjanovic, head coach of De Anza’s men’s...

De Anza Dons win big against Gavilan Rams

De Anza Dons win big against Gavilan Rams

Rajvir Kaur

February 12, 2014

The De Anza College Dons routed the Gavilan College Rams Friday Feb. 7, but the fans’ loudest cheers went to a 51-year-old former crack addict who didn’t score a point. The Dons won the game 88-51, but the victory was about more than just the score. Kirk Lee, who had joined the men’s basketball...

Dons victorious over Owls

Jeff Facun

February 11, 2014

The De Anza College women’s basketball team defeated district rival Foothill College 75-51 on Wednesday Jan. 29. Both teams started the game playing 2-3 zones on defense, which kept the score close for the first seven minutes. Neither team could get a foothold on a lead. But with 13:03 left in...