Renegades lose to number two ranked team in state
Bakersfield College men’s basketball team lost to CItrus because of too many three-pointers given up.
BC lost to Citrus 94-81 on Feb. 11. Citrus came in ranked as the number two team in the state and undefeated in the Western State Conference. BC got some good contributions from freshman forward Conroy Lester, who had 25 points, and sophomore guard Daniel Womack had 12 points.
Citrus came out from the jump on fire making three pointer after three pointer. BC was down 19-7 early in the first, but were able to rally back to get within two points. Then Citrus made eight unanswered point to build a 34-24 lead. BC once again was able to come back by outscoring Citrus 18-13 to go into half only down 47-42.
To start the second half Citrus once went on another to build a 59-46 lead, but once again BC got back in the game. BC tried to make another push to take the lead, but Citrus kept answering back with three-point plays. BC couldn’t answer back one more time and Citrus was able to put away the Renegades at the end.
“I thought they were phenomenal and they competed really hard,” said BC coach Rich Hughes.
“They played a lot better than the last time. I mean they made so many three-pointers and a lot of and ones. There’s a reason why they’re the number two team in the state.
“I thought we gave up too many offensive rebounds, especially on missed free throws, and you can’t give the number two team in the state that many chances,” he said.
Hughes added that he thought Womack played great.
“I thought he played above and beyond from what he usually gives us. I think this was one of his best performances, he has a nact for rising to the challenge.
“I want us to go out and compete for 40 minutes in the last game, and don’t just go through the motions,” he said.
BC’s final game will be at West L.A. on Feb. 15.