By Miguel Dominguez
The East Los Angeles College Men’s Basketball team are currently 6-2 in the season. The Huskies’ recent win was against Cerritos College with a score of 75-69.
“I knew it was going to be a close game. I was able to see improvement. Our guys did a great job of closing the game out” Coach John Mosley said about their recent win against Cerritos College.
The Huskies first loss of the season was against San Francisco College who hosted the tournament in San Francisco.
“One [of the] toughest games you could play. You go on the road traveling versus [the] number one team in California,” Mosely said about San Francisco College.
The second loss was against San Bernardino Valley College. “We missed 15 free throw attempts in the loss against San Bernardino” Mosley said.
The Huskies lost the game 72-70. “We’d rather have these bumps in the road right now,” Mosley said about their struggles from the free throw line.
Guard Tyrelle Hunt is sixth in the South Coast-North division in points per game with 13.8.
Hunt is fourth in rebounds per game with 6.5. Hunt also leads the team in field goal percentage with 61 percent in eight games and is fourth in the division. He is also leading the team with 110 points made in eight games in the season. “We are out-rebounding our opponents,” Mosley said.
Guard Brando Wilson is 10th in the rankings with 10.4 points per game.
He is also leading the Huskies in three-point percentage with 36.4. Forward JT Langston leads the team in rebounds and is second in the California Community College Atheletic Association rankings with eight rebounds per game.
Shymar Wiggins from Rio Hondo college is first with 8.6 rebounds per game. “I think rebounding-wise, I’m happy,” Mosely said.
Langston is second in the team with 1.3 blocks per game. Bryan Penn Johnson leads the Huskies with 1.5 blocks per game. “Defensively, we are progressing fine” Mosley said.
The Huskies haven’t played at home yet. The Huskies will need to wait until January for their first home game of the season.
“It’s not as tough, I think, because the classes are online,” coach Mosley said about how players are dealing with traveling.
Last year the Huskies were about to play their final game of the season.
The championship game never happened because the league had to cancel it due to the pandemic.
“I think we won’t hear anything until we hear from the state or county level,” Mosely said about the season and the new virus hitting the states.
The Huskies will travel to Riverside College for a tournament. This three-day tournament starts today at 2 p.m. and is against Saddleback College, which is 3-3 in the season.
Tomorrow at 4 p.m. the Huskies will play against Mt. San Jacinto, 4-3 in the season. They will also play against Riverside College on Saturday at 2 p.m.
“It’s worth a look. If you want to see it, come and see it,” Mosely said about having fans come and watch them for their first home game.
The game will be on Jan. 5 against El Camino College at 5 p.m. in the men’s gym.