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Long Beach City College Notebook: Men’s Basketball Wins Again

Long Beach City College men’s basketball have won five consecutive games by taking down Rio Hondo and L.A. Trade Tech last week. The Vikings (13-2) won both games by a double-digit spread, and returns to Hall of Champions Gym this weekend to host East Los Angeles on Friday night.

LBCC freshman Jace Bass scored a game-high 34 points in the 83-73 win over visiting Rio Hondo. Sophomore Jamiu Akinbile grabbed a team-high eight rebounds while scoring 13 points. Bass scored a team-high 26 points in the 89-72 win over L.A. Trade Tech, and Akinbile delivered a double-double performance with 17 points and 14 rebounds.

Women’s Basketball

LBCC (7-11) got outscored 16-7 in the fourth quarter of its 55-54 loss to visiting Rio Hondo last week. Sophomore guard Kaylin Brown scored a team-high 19 points and had six rebounds. Sophomore forward De’Brianna Hampton chipped in 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists. The Vikings return to action on Jan. 23 against Cerritos in the conference opener at Hall of Champions Gym.

Women’s Volleyball

Freshman outside hitter Tylie Johnson has signed her national letter of intent to attend Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Johnson was first-team All-South Coast Conference last season, and ranked second in conference with 3.79 kills per set.


The 2019 LBCC Foundation Athletics Associates 36th Annual Golf Tournament on May 16 at Recreation Golf Course will recognize former football coach Wil Shaw. He began his coaching career as an assistant at LBCC in 1973, and was named the head football coach in 1984. Shaw was part of 77 total wins in his 19 years with LBCC football.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.