The Chaffey men defeated Bakersfield College last week to advance to Round 3 of the CCCAA Playoffs and will take on #1 seeded Fullerton Saturday night. Fullerton advanced by defeating Barstow 96-65 last Saturday. This is the second time this season the two teams have faced off (11/9 at the RCC Tourney).
Saturday night's game matches up two of Southern California's powerhouse teams. Fullerton captured the Orange Empire championship posting an 11-1 conference record with their only loss to Cypress. Overall the Hornets are 23-6.
The Panthers, also conference champions, enter Round 3 with a similar record (23-8). Chaffey defeated Bakersfield at the overtime buzzer last Friday 75-73.
Sophomore guard Brian Beard looks to join the Panthers' 1000+ point club during round 3. Beard scored 24 against Bakersfield putting his Chaffey career record at 963.
Updated Bracket as of 2/25/17