After a shaky start in the tournament at El Camino last week, the Pierce College men’s basketball team rebounded back to victory on Tuesday in their visit to Glendale College.
The final score was 82-77 in favor of Pierce in a game that turned into a thriller at the end.
The Brahmas came out of the gates looking really strong rapidly taking a big lead and almost completely dominating the first half of the game.
“It was a really good performance, we were completely dominating them on the first half and our inexperience showed when we let them back in the game,” Brahmas’ basketball head coach Edward Babayan. “We grew up a lot by keeping it together and being able to win the game.”
During the second half of the game, the Brahmas seemed to loosen up a little and defensive mistakes allowed Glendale to come back into it and give Pierce more trouble than they should’ve had for the match.
“There’s some stuff we need to work like keeping pressure on defense, but we’re getting there, so by the time conference play comes we’ll be top notch.” said freshman guard Khiry Williams.
The Brahmas held it together at the end to come out with the victory.
The El Camino tournament gave the team a chance to learn from their mistakes and get better, according to Babayan.
“We needed to play in order to see what we weren’t doing as well so that we could fix it going into the next game, right now we have 10 freshmen and two sophomores so we’re very young and inexperienced and its just taking us a minute to get it all together.” he said.
There is a lot of room and time to play better basketball according to sophomore forward Javael Boykins.
“We just need to keep getting better everyday, each time we come to this gym we have to get out with something new in our heads because the only way to win a state championship is to get better everyday,” he said.
The Brahmas will be in San Diego for an invitational tournament during the weekend.