Renegades win home opener 91-83

Justin White, Reporter

Bakersfield College men’s basketball team has won their home opener against West Hills Lemoore by a score of 91-83.

The Renegades went down at the half by a score of 37-41, but outscored the opposition 54-42 in the second half to take this one. 

Despite making less field goals and less 3-pointers, the Renegades were able to make a habit of getting to the foul line, shooting 19-28 on free throws, which proved to be the difference against a team that only shot ten of their own. 

Guard Tyrell Coleman earned his first triple-double of the season, scoring 23 points with 10 assists and 11 rebounds in a game where he played 38 out of 40 minutes. 

Guard Rahmel Davis contributed 23 minutes off the bench, netting 12 points and 6 boards. Forward Tony Counts was the team’s most efficient shooter, shooting 7-9 from the floor and a perfect 3-3 from the free throw line. As a team, the Renegades out-rebounded West Hills Lemoore 47 to 41, while also getting plenty of second chance points with 17 offensive rebounds.

The Renegades move to 2-0 on the season with a four-game road trip on the horizon, beginning with Porterville College on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.