Late Rally Puts a Halt to Losing Streak


The Glendale College Men’s Basketball team rallied late in the
second half behind freshmen Durwin Williams to a 87-72 victory over
the Santa Monica College Corsairs at the Verdugo Gym on Feb. 11,
snapping a three game losing streak.

Glendale now holds a 5-5 Western State Conference Southern
Division record and a 13-12 overall mark. Santa Monica drops to 2-7
in WSC play and an 8-15 record.

Williams took the game into his own hands and filled out the
stat sheet with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Sophomore Jason Flowers chipped in with 21 points and 4 steals.
Justin Turman dished out six assists in Glendale’s second win
against the Crosairs this season, the first coming on Jan. 16,
84-71 at Santa Monica College.

Glendale took a 39-37 lead into the half after trailing most of
the first half. Glendale opened the game with a series of three
point attempts to no avail. Santa Monica came out making their
three’s and Sophomore Robi Davidson buried a series of threes early
to extend the Corsairs lead to 23-16.

The Vaqueros were able to stay in the game with strong defense
and players began to miss shots for Santa Monica.

“They were making all their shots and we were missing ours
early,” said Flowers. “We just started to try harder on

Glendale trailed most of the first half until they caught Santa
Monica on a three-pointer by Williams that made the score 35- 35
with two minutes left. The Vaqueros began to clamp down on defense
and seemed to gain momentum that was stopped by the

After tying the game at 47-47 with 15 minutes to play, the
Vaqueros went on an 11-4 run and Santa Monica never got closer than
four points.

The closest Santa Monica came was 63-59 with seven minutes to
play, but they seemed to run out of gas as Glendale went on a 24-13
run to close out the game and grab a win. “Coach [Brian Beauchemin]
just told us to swing the ball around at halftime and hustle a
little more,” Flowers said. Shots began to fall easier for the
Vaqueros as Glendale shot 49 percent from the floor but only 33
percent from the three-point line in the game. Glendale made only
11 of 20 free throws in the game. Glendale as a team tallied up a
total of 19 assists. The Vaqueros play again today at Citrus
College; tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. Glendale won the last meeting with
Citrus 95-85, at the Verdugo Gym, the last game Glendale won before
the three game skid.