The San Diego Mesa College men's basketball team secured their first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference victory this evening by defeating Imperial Valley College 86-77. Freshman Aren Thomas (Dekaney HS) lead all Olympians with 28 points and 10 assists.
"This was a big win for us," states Thomas. "You always want to start out strong in conference play and I feel like the team is finally putting it all together on both sides of the ball."
Another reason for this winning streak is the three-point shooting. Currently, the team is ranked #1 in the conference in 3-point percentage and 3-points made per game.
"It's a great way to start league play," states head coach Travis Nichols. "We almost played a complete game, but once again, we started committing mental errors towards the latter part of the game. We can't continue to do that if we are going to be successful. "
The Olympians will look to make it three wins in a row as they host Grossmont College on Wednesday, January 23. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.