Top-seeded Fullerton advances to state championship, 84-60

2017 CCCAA Men's Basketball Championships Semifinals
Fullerton 84, Feather River 60
(Photos by David Sanborn)
2017 CCCAA Men's Basketball Championships Semifinals Fullerton 84, Feather River 60 (Photos by David Sanborn)

Tournament Central

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Kenny Barnes had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead Fullerton College past Feather River College, 84-60, in the semifinals of the California Community College Athletic Association men's basketball tournament Saturday afternoon at Las Positas College.

In Sunday's 1 p.m. title contest, second ranked Fullerton (26-6) -- the south's top seed -- will play the winner of the other semifinal between top-ranked City College of San Francisco, the defending state champion, and No. 2 south seed San Diego City College.

Barnes had 19 first half points, including Fullerton's last dozen points of the period for a 34-26 lead at the break. A jumper by Kendall Lauderdale, three minutes into the game, had given the Hornets the lead for good at 7-5.

Orange Empire Conference champion Fullerton started the second half on an 8-2 run to take firm control at 42-29 

Guard Derrick Randolph sparked a couple of Feather River rallies to keep the Golden Eagles within range. But the closest they could come was nine points at 51-42 with 10:58 remaining after a Randolph 3-pointer. He finished with 24 points, five rebounds, four steals and two assists 

Nick Anderson had 15 points, seven assists and eight rebounds while Dillon Reise had 11 points and seven rebounds to aid the Hornets 

Golden Valley Conference champion Feather River (26-4) lost a pair of key players with five fouls midway through the final period -- top rebounder Anthony Smith (who scored 10 points and had eight rebounds) and normal assist leader Jamel White (who was shut out in that category but had three steals).     

Fullerton is seeking its fourth men's basketball crown. The Hornets won previous titles in 1954, 1961, and 2005.
  
(Compiled by Fred Baer, College of San Mateo sports information director.)

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