5-7-13 Chapman Inks With University of Alaska Fairbanks
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – College of the Canyons sophomore forward Dalisa Chapman has signed a letter of intent to continue her playing career with University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).
2-25-13 No. 9 Cougars Set To Travel To No. 8 Long Beach City In Round Two Of Regional Playoffs
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – College of the Canyons women's basketball team earned a No. 9 seed in the Southern California Regional Playoffs and will travel to No. 8 Long Beach City College on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. for a second round game. The playoff bid marks the 20th consecutive post-season birth.
2-9-13 Women's Basketball Spark Win In Second Half
Bakersfield Box Score
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The College of the Canyons women's basketball team shook off a slow start and defeated Bakersfield College, 75-55, on Saturday afternoon. The two teams combined for 42 turnovers and 38 fouls in what was a sloppy game. The Cougars went into halftime only leading 36-30 and then they were able to break the game in open in the second half. Freshman guard Keiona Mathews scored a team-high 20 points off the bench and sophomore center Hope Smith led the team with 13 rebounds and also had three steals. COC shot 33.4 percent from the field, as Bakersfield shot 27.4 percent. The Cougars will play host to West L.A. College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 for another conference match up.
2-2-13 Cougars Snap Five-Game Winning Streak, Lose 74-64 To L.A. Valley
L.A. Valley Box Score
The College of the Canyons women's basketball team had its five-game winning streak snapped Saturday in a 74-64 loss to LA Valley. Sophomore center Hope Smith had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the first half, as the Cougars went into halftime leading 36-30. LA Valley went on a 10-0 run to start the second half to give them a 40-36 lead with 17 minutes left to go. Canyons tied the game 42-42 with 16 minutes left, but was never able to take the lead from that point on. The Cougars shot 35 percent from the field in the second half and the Monarchs shot 44 percent. Smith finished the game with 24 points and 15 rebounds and freshman reserve Keiona Matthews scored 14 points off the bench. COC will next travel to Citrus College on Wednesday, February 6 for a conference matchup.
1-26-13 Cougars Take Care of Glendale
Glendale Box Score
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - Freshman reserve Keiona Mathews scored 17 points off the bench on Saturday night and the Cougars
remained in first place in the conference with a 69-51 victory over Glendale College. Canyons held the visiting Vaqueros to 25 percent shooting from the field and 15.4 percent from the 3-point line. Starting guard Shawn Kolani had 17 points and five rebounds and Hope Smith and Dalisa Chapman pulled down 12 rebounds each. The Cougars will host L.A. Valley on Saturday, Feb. 2 in a rematch of the only conference team that the Cougars have lost to this season.
11-16-12 Canyons Defeats Host Team To Win Orange Coast College Tournament Championship
COSTA MESA, Calif. - The host Orange Coast College Pirates couldn't overcome a poor shooting performance as they lost to College of the Canyons 57-53 in the championship game of the 2012 Erin Tomlinson Coast Christmas Classic. The loss didn't come from a lack of effort, however, as the Pirates (5-5) attempted 71 shots in the game, converting just 17. The only place the Pirates did shoot well was the free-throw line where they hit 17-of-23 attempts from the charity stripe. That wasn't enough, however, as the Cougars (8-4) were able to hold off the Pirates late rally. After establishing a 10-point lead at the half, Canyons held on to that double-digit lead from most of the second half. It wasn't until the final seven minutes that the Pirates truly started to threaten the Cougars lead. After cutting the lead to seven with 7:10 remaining, Coast used four-straight offensive rebounds minutes later to get within two with 1:23 remaining. Canyons answered with a quick lay-up to go back up by four with 1:05 left in the game. The Pirates would only get as close as three points for the remainder of the game as the fell to the Cougars 57-53. Canyons' Dalisa Chapman was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after scoring 15 points and grabbing eight rebounds.
11-15-12 Cougars Handle Southwestern
COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Cougars (7-4) also punched their ticket to the title game with a solid win over the Jaguars (5-7). After a hard-fought first half, the Cougars were able to pull away in the second half, outscoring the Jags 38-29. Delisa Chapman led the way for Canyons with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Hope Smith came through with 12 points and a game-best 16 rebounds. Miriah Howard added 12 points and eight boards, while teammate Jennifer Franco tossed in 10 points off of the bench. For the Jags, Carla Flores (12 points, five rebounds), Shanesha Clayton (11 points, six rebounds, seven assists), Chelsea Ball (10 points, 14 rebounds) and Kayla Payne (10 points) all provided solid numbers, despite the loss.
11-14-12 COC Wins Opening Game Of Orange Coast Classic
COSTA MESA, Calif. - In a game that saw the Lasers (7-6) lead throughout, a late, second-half run by the Cougars (6-4) proved to be the difference. The Cougars trailed by as many as 14 midway through the second half and by nine with 5:31 left before ripping off nine straight points over a four-minute span to tie the game at 63. Trailing 66-65 with 13 seconds left, Cougars' guard Mariah Howard came up with a huge steal and score on a breakaway lay-up to give Canyons the lead. After a missed 3-pointer by the Lasers, Hope Smith iced the game with a pair of free throws in the final seconds. Smith finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Canyons, while Howard and Jennifer Franco each added 10. IVC was led offensively by Jasmine Kennon (19 points) and Shomari McCorkle (15 points, nine rebounds).
11-9-12 Canyons Goes 2-1 at the Rose City Classic
PASADENA, Calif. - The College of the Canyons women's basketball team defeated MiraCosta and College of the Desert, but fell to the host college, Pasadena City College in the round robin Rose City Classic. Casey Sheller's 12 points led four Cougars in double figures as College of the Canyons defeated Mira Costa, 71-50, in the first round of the Rose City Classic at Pasadena. Mariah Howard chipped in 11 points and both Hope Smith and Dalisa Chapman had 10. After leading by 16 at the half, COC cruised to a 95-66 victory over College of the Desert in the second round of the Rose City Classic. Six Cougars scored in double figures with Smith scoring a season-high 18 and Howard had 16 points. In the third and final game, turnovers (30) once again led to the demise of the Cougars, falling to host Pasadena, 62-60 in the final game of the Rose City Classic. COC led by eight late in the second half but turned the ball over three times in a row to let the Lancers take the lead and hold on for a 2-point win. Scheller was named to the all-tournament team. Canyons will travel to the Orange Coast Christmas Classic on Dec. 14 for a three-day tournament.
11-25-12 Cougars Finish In Third Place At Ventura College Tournament of Champions
VENTURA, Calif. - The College of the Canyons women's basketball team finished in third place at the Ventura College Tournament of Champions and sophomore Delisa Chapman was named All-Tournment. The Cougars went went 2-1 at the tournament and only lost to defending state champion Mt. SAC. In game one, COC led 45-16 at the half against Laney College and held off the Oakland team to win 81-54. Delisa Chapman led all scorers with 26 points while freshman Nailah Long chipped in 18. In the championship semifinal round the Cougars let a five-point lead with three minutes left in the game slip through their fingers en route to a 53-47 loss to defending state champion and No. 1-ranked Mt. SAC. The Mounties out scored the Cougars 13-2 to finish out the game. Chapman led COC with 11 points and seven rebounds. In the third-place game, Canyons led 29-22 at the halfway point and extended its lead to 20, but held off Contra Costa 54-47. Contra Costa came storming back in the last few minutes and came as close at five points in the last two minutes of play. Three free throws from Hope Smith, who led all scorers with 21 points, sealed the deal for COC, improving their season record to 3-3. Chapman was selected to the All-Tournament Team. The team is off for two weeks and will continue play in the Rose City Classic in Pasadena on Dec. 7.
11-11-12 COC Goes 1-2 At Mt. SAC Tip-Off
WALNUT, Calif. - The College of the Canyons women's basketball team went 1-2 at the Mt. SAC Tip-Off over the weekend. The Cougars opened the 2012-13 with a first-round loss to last year's state runner up, Foothill College, 88-82. The Cougars squandered a 12-point lead midway through the second half en route to their first loss of the season. Freshman Kiki Mathews led five Cougars in double figures with 24 points and Hope Smith had 13 rebounds. In the second game, College of the Canyons evened their record at 1-1 with a 107-40 victory over Compton in the Consolation Semi-Finals of the Mt. SAC Tip-Off Tournament. Freshman Earnika Clemmons came off the bench to lead the Cougars with 28 points. Kiki Mathews chipped in 22 and Casey Scheller had a career high, with 16 off the bench. In the Consolation Championship, San Bernardino Valley jumped out to a 24-3 lead to cruise to a 74-51 drubbing of College of the Canyons. The Cougars were unable to solve the pressure of San Bernardino Valley, committing a total of 41 turnovers in the game. Kiki Mathews scored 20 points and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Canyons will travel to Ventura College to compete in the Ventura-Kiwanis Tournament on Nov. 23-25.
8-15-12 Follow College of the Canyons Women's Basketball On Social Media Sites
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – You can now follow College of the Canyons athletics on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Twitter lets you keep in touch with the Cougars via short message updates sent by the College of the Canyons Sports Information Office. Be the first to know information about your Cougar teams along with scores, events and statistics. Facebook allows fans the chance to interact with other fans of COC athletics and Instagram offers fans to connect via pictures.