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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 5. “I never stopped playing the game since then and it has been a part of my whole life,” said Simpkins. As a...

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

Kyle Nelson, 21, accounting major drives to the basket against West Valley College defenders in a 60-54 home loss Jan. 24.

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 13, 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...

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...

Dons fight off Gavilan College for first home win of season

Cooper Wilson (33), wing, sets for a free throw in a game against Gavilan College that came down to the wire on Friday, Jan. 15.

Sergio Valencia, Staff Writer

January 23, 2016

De Anza men’s basketball rallies after getting into early foul trouble to earn their first home win of the season with a 70-68 win over the Gavilan College Rams on Friday, Jan. 15. An unheralded hero carried the Dons to its first home victory on Friday night. Freshman guard Jeremy Ishimaru came off ...

Men’s basketball wins in last home game

Men's basketball wins in last home game

March 5, 2015

  The De Anza College Dons beat the Hartnell College Panthers 80-63 in their last home game on Feb. 18. “The outcome of the game was in our favor,” said head coach Jason Damjanovic. “We won that game for the sophomores.” It was sophomore night for both the men’s and women’s basketball...

De Anza Men’s Basketball Downed 73-58

Sophomore guard Kyle Connor (15) drives for the shot as the Dons lost to the visiting Lobos Jan. 30 at De Anza College.

Rajvir Kaur, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

The De Anza College men’s basketball team was unable to pull off a win against the Monterey Peninsula College Lobos. They lost to the visiting team 73-58 on Jan. 30. “We were outplayed,” Dons’ head coach Jason Damjanovic said after the game. “Give Monterey a lot of credit. They made adjustments...

Men’s basketball falls in home opener

Men's basketball falls in home opener

Taylor Bicht, Staff Writer

November 22, 2014

The De Anza College men’s basketball team was shot down 109-81 in its home opener on Wednesday Nov. 12 to undefeated Cañada College. Cañada College caught fire early draining four 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes to claim an early double-digit lead.  Cañada sophomore forward Rohndell Goodwin...

De Anza pulls off big win against Cabrillo

Sophomore wing Shaquille Gilbert shoots a 3-pointer over a Cabrillo defender. The Dons beat Cabrillo 79-60 on Wednesday Feb. 19.

Rajvir Kaur

February 20, 2014

The De Anza College men’s basketball team conquered the Cabrillo College Seahawks in the last home game of the season, defeating the visiting team 79-60 on Wednesday Feb. 19. Head coach of the Dons Jason Damjanovic said practice the previous day seemed “to be the last place they (the players)...