CCSF basketball teams march toward state title

Eric Sun/Special to The S.F. ExaminerDelon Wright and CCSF will host Cabrillo College tonight.

After capturing the Coast Conference Championship, the City College of San Francisco men’s and women’s basketball teams have their sights set on a bigger title — the state championship.

Both CCSF teams disposed of their respective second-round opponents, and both teams stand two games away from participating in the state final four that will be  held at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento this season.

The Rams men (27-2) breezed through a 95-60 victory against Contra Costa College on Saturday. Six different players scored in double figures for CCSF, the No. 1-ranked team in the state.

Cabrillo College (23-3), which won the Coast Conference South Division and is coming off a 65-63 overtime victory against Foothill, will have the daunting task of trying to beat the top seed on its home floor today.

The Rams have lost only one game at home this season, while winning 23 straight games, averaging 75 points a game and holding opponents to 61 points a game.

“We’re just going to go out and be the most aggressive team we can be, whether it’s one game, or four more games,” CCSF coach Justin Labagh said bluntly. “If we do that, we’ll win the state championship.”

The Lady Rams (25-5) defeated San Joaquin Delta College 87-65 to move on and host Siskiyous College today in third-round action.

However, women’s basketball coach Jamie Hayes raised concern over her team’s turnover struggles against Delta. They were tied with Delta 51-51 in the second half, but outscored the Mustangs 36-14 down the stretch.

“Last game, we had some problems, especially in the first half when we had some struggles,” Hayes said. “But it was good to see us fix those problems and hopefully as we continue, we can avoid those problems and play well.”

The men’s and women’s teams take the court tonight in a doubleheader with the women playing at 5:30 p.m., and the men tipping off at 7:30 p.m.

Both games will be held at Brad Duggan Court inside the Wellness Center at CCSF.

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