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

Kyle Nelson, 21, accounting major drives to the basket against multiple West Valley College defenders on Jan. 24.

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

Dominic Simpkins, 19, communications major

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...

Men’s basketball team suffers third loss in conference

Kyle Nelson, 21, accounting major drives to the basket against multiple West Valley College defenders on Jan. 24.

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...

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

Aaron Tomlinson, 20, psychology major going up for a contested against San Jose City College on Jan. 15.

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...

Hardworking warriors of De Anza College sports: Star players

James Halpin, communications major, 20.

Gabriel Barrenechea, Amy Gallagher, and Maryam Golkar

March 25, 2019

De Anza Baseball's James Halpin According to De Anza College’s right fielder James Halpin, 20, communications major, baseball is tough and requires the right mindset to have confidence in one’s skills and training, which he constantly encourages his teammates to have. Halpin started his baseball career ...

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 suffers narrow loss once again

Blake Uyehara, guard, battles against two defenders as he looks to pass at the Jan. 23 home game.

Gabriel Barrenechea, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2019

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...