The College of the Canyons men’s basketball team beat visiting Bakersfield College, 84-81, and improved to 3-0 in conference play.
The COC men are all alone in first place in the Western State Conference, South Division.
Temjae Singleton scored 24 points to lead COC. Ron Harris had a double-double for the Cougars with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
The COC men are 13-6 overall.
The College of the Canyons women’s basketball team beat Bakersfield, 80-65. Hope Smith led the way with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Shawn Kolani scored 16 points and had six assists for COC, which won its second conference game of the season and improved to 12-7.
It’s a light night of high school basketball with two teams in action. The Trinity boys basketball team plays Santa Clarita Christian in a crosstown showdown.
The Santa Clarita Christian boys soccer team is the only team from the Santa Clarita Valley playing today. The Cardinals take on AGBU.
In the NBA, the Lakers will look to win their third game in a row, but it won’t be easy. The Miami Heat, the reigning NBA champions, are in town for a game against the Lakers tonight.
Pau Gasol is expected to play against the Heat and the Lakers will need him. He has missed the past five games with a concussion.
The Clippers meanwhile are also looking for their third win in a row. They are in Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves tonight.
The Clippers are 30-9 and have the second best record in the NBA. They reached 30 wins quicker than any Clippers team in franchise history.
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