After a week and a half break the Thunderbirds are ready to play today down to the San Jose City College Classic. The Thunderbirds look forward to competing at this loaded team tournament. The teams participating in the tournament are San Francisco City College, Diablo Valley College, Monterey Peninsula College, Stanford Club Team, Bay Valley Conference rivals Alameda College and Contra Costa College and the host San Jose City College Jaguars.
The Thunderbirds had redemption on their minds in the first round contest as they took on their spoiler in the last San Jose City College Tournament Championship game, the Monterey Peninsula Lobos. The Thunderbirds rested and ready to compete, played a high intensity game as advertised. The game was hard fought and in the last 45 seconds...the Lobos slipped by the Thunderbirds 69-67.
Saajid Polite led all scores in the game with 19 points and added 5 rebounds 2 assists and 2 steals.
Nick Capiti had 10 points 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
Roman Robinson had 10 points 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
Tyler Idowu had 10 points and 5 rebounds.
In the second round match up Friday December 10, 2010 the Thunderbirds faced the Stanford University Club Team. This game was aThunderbird route of the Stanford Cardinal as the Thunderbirds outscored the Cardinal 78-55.
Saajid Polite led all scores with 20 points and added 6 rebounds 5 assists and 2 steals.
Nick Capiti had 10 points 6 assists 4 rebounds and 2 steals.
Tyler Idowu and Elliott Herald both had 10 points and 8 rebounds.
In the Consolation Championship December 11, 2010 the Thunderbirds faced there cross town rival the Alameda College Cougars. The Thunderbirds never trailed in the game and beat the Cougars 85-55 securing the consolation championship trophy.
Saajid Polite led all scores with 20 points and added 6 rebounds. 6 assists and 2 steals.
Roman Robinson also led all scores with 20 points and added 5 rebounds 3 assists and 2 steals.
Kareem Ransom had 14 points and 4 rebounds.
Will Tolefree had a double double of 10 points, 11 rebounds and 2 steals.
The Thunderbirds completed the tournament 2 -1 and currently hold a record of 8-4. The Thunderbirds have 1 single game vs Holy Names University JV Thursday December 16. 2010 and the Chabot College Christmas Classic Dec 28-30 before league begins January 5, 2010 vs Mendocino College.