It was another nail biter game in the Sports Center as the Panthers edged out Bakersfield 75-73 in overtime. Antonyeo George hit a 2 point shot at the overtime buzzer to win the game for the Chaffey squad and advance the Panthers to the next round of CCCAA playoff action.
Brian Beard, on a quest to join the prestigious Panther 1000+ Point Club, hit 24 points for Chaffey. Antonyeo George scored himself a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Kameron Curl added 15 points to his season record.
The Panthers took an early lead in the game, leading by 16 points just minutes into the first half. Bakersfield found their momentum and at the halftime break, the teams were tied at 31. In the second half of play, Bakersfield took their first lead of the game and the score bounced back-and-forth until the end of regulation with the teams again tied, 65-65.
The #8 seeded Panthers will now advance to play the winner of the Fullerton/Barstow game (Saturday, 2/25) next Saturday evening. Location of round 3 will be determined by Chaffey's opponent - Barstow at home or Fullerton on the road.