2016-2017 Citrus College Men's Basketball News

  • Four Owls Sign Scholarship Offers
    April 12, 2017
    Glendora, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball program is pleased to announce that four student-athletes from the 2016-2017 season have signed scholarship offers to continue their education and basketball careers at the four-year level. Three sophomores and one freshman will be suiting up at NCAA institutions next Fall, including Calvin Martin (Sacramento State), Khalil Williams (California State, Los Angeles), Kenneth Cyprian (California State, Los Angeles), and Tyler LaCour (Concordia University, Irvine).
  • Owls Season Ends With Loss in Sweet Sixteen to AVC
    March 04, 2017
    Glendora, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team incredible 2016-2017 campaign came to a halt on Saturday evening in the “Sweet Sixteen”. Conference rival Antelope Valley stopped the Owls in the same exact round as they did the previous season, hitting the game winning shot with just over two seconds to play in a 74-71 loss.
  • LaCour’s Big Night Propels Owls Past Cerritos Into Regional Finals
    February 24, 2017
    Glendora, CA – Sophomore Tyler LaCour dropped a career high 23 points, and the Owls led from start to finish as Citrus moved past Cerritos into the CCCAA Southern California Regional Finals next weekend. Citrus held the visiting Falcons to a 6 for 24 performance from downtown and just 34.3% shooting from the floor as the Owls defeated 10th seeded Cerritos 79-67.
  • #6 Citrus College vs #10 Cerritos College - Round #2 of CCCAA SoCal Playoffs
    February 23, 2017
    A preview of Friday night’s contest between #6 seed Citrus College and #10 seed Cerritos College in the second round of the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Men’s Basketball Regional Playoffs. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM at Citrus College.
  • Owls to Host Falcons in 2nd Round of Post-Season
    February 20, 2017
    Glendora, CA - After wrapping up their first conference title in five years, the Citrus College Men’s Basketball team have learned their postseason fate. The Owls have been seeded #6 in the 19 team post-season tournament and will play host to #10 seed Cerritos College on Friday inside The Owls’ Nest at 7:00 PM.
  • Owls Settle for Share of Conference Crown With Loss at Barstow
    February 18, 2017
    Barstow, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team would have to settle for a share of the Western State Conference East Division crown. With an outright title on the line, Citrus couldn’t overcome 22.2% shooting from downtown, and their second most turnovers of the season (25) in a 74-77 loss to Barstow College. The loss had the Owls share the conference title with the host Vikings.
  • Owls Hold Off AVC; Clinch at Least a Share of WSC East Title
    February 15, 2017
    Glendora, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team held off a talented Antelope Valley College Men’s Basketball team on Wednesday night. The Owls used an aggressive attitude on the boards, and solid defense on the Marauders from downtown to hold of AVC 81-72. The win also clinched at least a share of the Western State Conference East Division title for Citrus who closes out their 2016-2017 regular season on Saturday at 2nd Place Barstow College.
  • The Turnover Margin
    February 11, 2017
    Glendora, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team, ranked #13 in the State, forced visiting Glendale College into 20 turnovers on Saturday afternoon. The Owls meanwhile committed just six total over 40 minutes of action, and outscored the Vaqueros 21-8 in the points scored off of turnovers, giving the Owls a huge advantage in the turnover margin in their 79-68 win.
  • Owls Keep Pace at Victor Valley
    February 08, 2017
    Victorville, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team kept pace in the race for the 2017 Western State Conference East Division crown. The Owls raced out to an early lead and held off a second half rally by host Victor Valley College for a 95-73 win.
  • Owls Beat Valley; Avenge Lone Conference Loss
    February 04, 2017
    Glendora, CA – The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team finished the first half of Western State Conference East Division play with a 4-1 record. That one loss came at the hands of Los Angeles Valley College in overtime in the very first game of conference play, but the Owls avenged that loss on Saturday night when they hosted the Monarchs and defeated them 71-57.
  • Offense Outstanding as Owls Oust Barstow
    January 29, 2017
    Glendora, CA – In what’s shaping up to be arguably one of the toughest divisions in the State, the WSC East race wrapped up the first half of conference play on Saturday afternoon. With that in mind, the Owls picked up a huge win on the day, defeating Barstow College 103-90. The Vikings headed into Saturday’s game in a three-way tie with Citrus and Antelope Valley for first place, and the win left the Owls as co-leaders with the Marauders.
  • Where it Counts
    January 26, 2017
    Lancaster, CA - When the Citrus College Men’s Basketball team travelled to Antelope Valley College, looking for its first victory in Lancaster since the Marauders joined the WSC four years ago, they knew they would have a tough task on their hands.
  • Owls Gut Out Win at Glendale
    January 22, 2017
    Glendale, CA - Fresh off their first WSC East victory, the Owls faced a tough test on Saturday night when they too on a talented Glendale College. Citrus took the Vaqueros best shot, but in the end the Owls gutted out a win over Glendale 77-74.
  • Cyprian’s Career Night Carries Owls Past Rams
    January 19, 2017
    Glendora, CA - Sophomore Kenneth Cyprian scored a career high 29 points, and matched a career high by hitting seven treys on Wednesday night when the Citrus College Men’s Basketball team hosted Victor Valley College. Cyprian’s career night, helped carry the Owls past the visiting Rams 85-61.
  • Shots Don’t Fall for Owls as They Lose WSC East Opener at LA Valley
    January 15, 2017
    Valley Glen, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team shot just 37.7% from the floor on Saturday evening, including a miserable 38.8% from shots inside the 3-point arc, a range they normally convert 48.9% of their attempts from. Their host meanwhile, LA Valley College, shot 50% from the floor including a blistering 55.6% from downtown as they upset the State #16 Citrus, 82-80 in overtime.
  • Defense Directs Owls Against Long Beach
    January 08, 2017
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA - The defense of the Citrus College Men’s Basketball team directed their effort against Long Beach City College on Sunday afternoon in the Consolation Championship Game of the 2017 Chaffey Challenge Tournament. The Owls held the Vikings to 46 points, and forced them into 21 turnovers and just 21.4% shooting from the floor in a decisive 81-46 victory.
  • Owls Trickle Past Tough Pasadena
    January 07, 2017
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team, ranked #17 in the State, overcame a seven point deficit with seven minutes to go to trickle past a tough Pasadena City College squad. The Owls coalesced late and finished with a five point win 82-77.
  • Compton Hands Owls First Loss of 2017
    January 06, 2017
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA - El Camino College-Compton Center, ranked #11 in the State, handed the Citrus College Men’s Basketball team, ranked #17 in the State, their first loss of 2017 on Friday evening in the opening round of the 2017 Chaffey Challenge Tournament. The Tartars forced the Owls into 26 total turnovers that turned into 39 points for Compton in a 79-97 Citrus loss.
  • Owls Shake Off Holiday Rust in Defeat of Rio Hondo
    January 04, 2017
    Glendora, CA – In their first contest in 17 days, the Citrus College Men’s Basketball team looked rusty when they hosted Rio Hondo College. The Owls shot just 36.7% from the floor overall and 28.1% from downtown, but still got enough down to defeat the visiting Roadrunners 75-53.
  • Men’s Basketball Finishes 3rd in Santa Rosa Tourney
    December 17, 2016
    Santa Rosa, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball program, ranked #17 in the State and #8 in SoCal, headed nearly seven hours North to take part in the Kris Kringle Invitational hosted by Santa Rosa Junior College. The Owls took on some of the top teams in the North, and came home with 3rd Place.
  • Owls Extend Winning Streak to Three at LA Pierce
    December 10, 2016
    Woodland Hills, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team extended their current win streak to three games on Saturday evening with a 84-71 victory over host Los Angeles Pierce College. The Owls overcame an early slow start that saw them not reach double-digits until nearly the midway point of the first half, before they cruised to the 13 point win.
  • Owls Win Consolation Crown at Mt. SAC Tourney
    December 05, 2016
    Walnut, CA - After suffering their first loss in seven games in their first round match-up against NorCal #1 Fresno City College in the opener of the 2016 Mt. SAC Classic, the Citrus College Men's Basketball team rallied with a pair of decisive victories to claim the Consolation Championship in Walnut.
  • Men’s Basketball Rolls in Home Opener
    November 19, 2016
    Glendora, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team was clicking on all cylinders on Saturday afternoon when they opened up their 2016-2017 home slate against College of the Desert. Citrus shot 54.7% from the floor and 40.5% from downtown, while holding the Roadrunners to 32.4% shooting from the field and just a 2 of 24 clip from beyond the 3-point line in a 106-54 victory.
  • Owls Survive Tough Road Test at LA Southwest
    November 16, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team survived a tough road test on Wednesday evening. The Owls led by 10 points late, but had to survive a late rally by the Cougars before holding on with a 78-75 win.
  • Vengeance With a Side of a Championship
    November 12, 2016
    Fullerton, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team got to head-to-head with the only team to hand the Owls a loss so far this year on Saturday evening when it faced San Diego City College in the Championship Game of the 2016 Fullerton College Classic. The Owls got some vengeance and with it a tournament championship on the side as they defeated the Knights 77-75.
  • Owls Upset Fullerton in Semi-Finals
    November 11, 2016
    Fullerton, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team upset Pre-Season State #9 and SoCal #4 Fullerton College in the semi-finals of their home hosted tournament on Friday evening. The Owls jumped out to a nine point halftime lead before hanging on for an eight point win 62-54.
  • Tyler Helps Take Owls Past Bakersfield
    November 09, 2016
    Fullerton, CA - The Citrus College Men’s Basketball team, ranked #20 in the pre-season State Coaches Poll, needed all they had on Wednesday evening when they opened up the 2016 Fullerton College Classic against old WSC South rival Bakersfield College. Luckily for the Owls, they had sophomore Tyler LaCour who scored a career high 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds in taking the Owls past Bakersfield in overtime 81-79.
  • Owls Take 3rd at Knights Invite
    November 06, 2016
    San Diego, CA – It was a mixed bag for the Citrus College Men’s Basketball team over the weekend at the 2016 Knight’s Invitational hosted by San Diego City College. The Owls opened things up with a resounding 88-67 win over San Diego Mesa College in the opener, before suffering a 60-74 loss at the hands of the weekend’s host in the semi-finals. Things took a turn for the better in the 3rd Place Game, and it did so late when a buzzer beater by freshman guard Jeremy Smith gave the Owls a 87-86 victory over Mt. San Jacinto College.
  • Lauer Named Head Men’s Basketball Coach
    August 18, 2016
    Glendora, CA - Former Citrus College Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Brett Lauer has been named the Head Men’s Basketball Coach of the Citrus College Men’s Basketball team for the 2016-2017 season. Lauer takes over for Patrick Johnson who recently stepped down.
  • Johnson Steps Down as Men’s Basketball Coach
    August 17, 2016
    Glendora, CA - Citrus College Men’s Basketball Head Coach Patrick Johnson has stepped down effective immediately. Johnson will leave the Owls to move closer to his family in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.
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