Sports Briefs – March 20, 2024

Sports Briefs – March 20, 2024

Pierce students to compete in National Hillel Basketball Tournament:

Seven Pierce College students—for the first time—will be participating in the National Hillel Basketball Tournament at the University of Maryland, according to Pierce student and organizer of the team Arshia Kohanteb.

“Hillel is a Jewish organization and they opened their doors to campuses across the nation,” Kohanteb said. “And they invited teams made up of Jewish college students to come and compete for fun.”

The seven students include computer science majors Etai Turgeman and Arshia Kohanteb, history majors Daniel Nikravesh, Josh Mahgerefteh, Aharon Sinai and Ben Sinai and business major David Paz.

“I’m just thankful for Hillel for allowing us to participate in this as community college students,” Kohanteb said. “And I’m proud of my team for committing to play—and let’s get the trophy.”

The tournament—which began in 2010—runs March 28-31. The Pierce Team is first scheduled to play in preliminary games against Yeshiva University, the University of Maryland and Baruch College, according to Kohanteb.

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Four Pierce Brahma basketball players honored for their year-long efforts:

With the Pierce basketball season ending after the home game double header Sophomore Night on Feb. 23, four basketball players were recognized for their season-long efforts in the sport.

Chassen Gutierrez, a sophomore from Fairfax High School, averaged 14.6 points per game and 18.6 points per 40 minutes. Gutierrez, along with Keshawn Christian, a sophomore from Iowa City High School who averaged 19.3 points per game and 20 points per 40 minutes, made it onto the 1st team all Western State Conference list for men’s and women’s basketball.

Isaiah Salim and Tijera Henry were named as honorable mentions.

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A win for softball:

Softball won its first game of the season against the Ventura College Pirates. The score was 28-22.

The win came with challenges for softball at Pierce College. The team played its first game in four years in 2023 and had to forfeit the 2018 and 2020 season due to not having enough players.

The Brahmas go up against the Cuesta College Cougars Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

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