Coyote Basketball Earns #2 Position in IEAC

#10 Devontae Lyles goes up for a basket
#10 Devontae Lyles goes up for a basket

Cerro Coso Basketball picked up another huge win on Wednesday as they traveled to Chaffey College to take on the Panthers in IEAC conference play. Although the final score at 76-69 ended up closer than Coach Dugan would have preferred, the Coyotes maintained control of the game from the opening tip. As always, the talented Panthers kept the contest close through the first half, knotting the score up at 24-24, but an explosive Coyote offense returned for the second half by extending the lead to 20 points at times and never let go until the final buzzer. With the win, the Coyotes move to 16-4 overall and 7-2 in IEAC play. A Copper Mountain loss to SBVC on this night has also moved Cerro Coso into sole possession of second place. The current IEAC playoff race is as follows:

IEAC Men's Basketball Standings:

  1. SBVC 7-1
  2. Cerro Coso 7-2
  3. Copper Mountain 6-2
  4. MSJC 5-3

The Coyotes currently control their own destiny, but Coach Dugan knows he will need to prepare the team for a tough finish, as they will host SBVC at home on February 9 and then travel to play Copper Mountain on February 16. Both contests are likely to hold playoff implications for all teams. #Onlyus #MakeYourMark #HowlYes