BC ends disappointing season on a sour note

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

Bakersfield College men’s basketball team lost to West Los Angeles because of too many turnovers on Feb. 18.

BC lost to West L.A. 79-60 and they had 25 turnovers in the game. BC finished the season with a 9-17 overall record and 3-9 in the Western State Conference. BC got a good offensive contribution from freshman forward Conroy Lester, who had a season-high 30 points.

“It was a poor performance and was very disappointing. I think the one positive thing about it is that we can start to think about next year,” said BC coach Rich Hughes.

“They played ok for the first 17 minutes of the first half, but then everything just went haywire. We had a five-point lead with three minutes left, but then we started to turn the ball over too many times.

“The turnovers were just mental mistakes. It wasn’t their defense. In the second half we were basically just handing them the game,” he said.

He added that he knows the group of players that are coming back need to work on defense, rebounding and not turning the ball over. He hopes with recruiting he can fix those issues.