Men’s basketball looks to improve season record

The Pierce College mens basketball team went on its first BYE of the season after defeating Allan Hancock College at Pierce on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

The Brahmas will look to improve their 12-10 season record.

After losing to San Bernandino Valley College 67-59 and Antelope Valley College 77-56 on Dec. 6 and 7 in the Antelope Valley Tournament, the team went into the Riverside Tournament and almost doubled its previous game losing scores.

The team went 2 for 2 in the Riverside tournament, defeating El Camino College Compton Center 104-95 and Riverside City College 72-60 on Dec. 9 and 11. They went on to lose the last two games of the tournament against Mt. San Jacinto College 89-74 and San Bernandino 81-51 on Dec. 12 and 13.

In its last two games before conference, the team lost at home against Bakersfield College 72-54 on Friday, Dec. 19. In an away game against MiraCosta College the Brahmas were defeated 83-72 on Saturday, Jan. 3.

The Brahmas improved their play in the first five conference games, winning four of five.

Pierce sophomore post Trey Archambeau had a 20 point game against Oxnard College on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at home leading the team to a 74-59 victory.

The momentum continued on Saturday, Jan. 10 when the Brahmas defeated Moorpark College 85-79 with the help of Archambeau who had 25 points.

Despite scoring less points in the game against Cuesta College, the Brahmas didn’t make it easy for Cuesta losing 64-63 to the Cougars on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

After a close game, the Brahmas went on to win the next two games at home before the BYE.

Archambeau continued dominating and scored 27 points against Ventura College on Saturday, Jan. 17 helping the Brahmas win 75-66.

In another close game, Pierce freshman guard Lorenzo Goines scored 18 points, edging out Hancock College 78-72.

The Brahmas will continue the winning season on Wednesday, Jan. 28 in Santa Barbara, where they will face the Vaqueros for the first time this season.