The Panthers defeated Mt. SAC Friday evening 57-54 to claim their first South Coast North Conference Championship. The Chaffey men lead at the half 29-26 and kept the Mounties to a mere 28 points in the second half to claim the win and the title.
Sophomore standout duo Brian Beard and Kameron Curl again lead the Panther offense with a combined 29 points including three 3s by Curl. Freshman guard Tyler Ginyard added ten to the board for the Panthers' win.
The Panthers will advance to the state playoffs as the #8 seed in the south and will play #9 Bakersfield on Friday evening in the Sports Center. The last time these two teams met up (at the Fullerton Tournament on 11/12/16), the Panthers were VICTORIOUS 78-64.