From the Fresno Bee:
"Marcus Hall made seven 3-pointers en route to scoring 30 points as fifth-seeded Fresno City College opened its Northern California men's basketball playoff run with a 102-61 win over No. 12 Modesto on Friday.From the Modesto Bee:
The Rams (29-3), who had a first-round bye, made 17 3-pointers overall and received scoring contributions from 11 players. Alex Perez had 14 , Erwin Hammock 12 and Thomas Sanchez 10.
Fresno City advances to the third round, where on Wednesday it will face the winner of tonight's game between No. 4 Diablo Valley and No. 13 Chabot."
"For the Modesto Junior College men's basketball team, drawing old Central Valley Conference opponent Fresno City in the first round of Northern California playoffs was tough enough.
Losing a starter to foul trouble in the first half made it that much worse.
The No. 5 Rams beat No. 12 Modesto 102-61 Friday night. Key Pirates' performer Austin Keaton got two quick offensive fouls in the first six minutes and finished with just four points.
"There were two bad calls," MJC coach Paul Brogan said. "And then Fresno played great. They hit 3s — they might never shoot that well again."
Fresno burned Modesto for 17 3-pointers. Marcus Hall hit seven and totaled 30 points for the Rams (29-3). The Pirates (18-12) were led by Julius Brazzel's 20 points. Desi Barmore added 17. It was Modesto's first playoff appearance in five years.
"I don't want this to take away from the season we had," Brogan said. "We had a great season and got the program back on track."