The Thunderbirds have got back on right track in week 2 of Bay Valley Conference play, with 2 wins against the Solano College Falcons and the Marin College Mariners. On Wednesday January 12, 2011 the Thunderbirds beat Solano College by the score of 87-63. Then on Friday January 14, 2011 the Thunderbirds beat Marin College at Marin College by the score of 71-57. The Thunderbirds are currently 2-2 in league play and 13-7 overall.
On Wednesday January 12, 2011 vs Solano the Thunderbirds were led by:
William Tolefree had a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Saajid Polite had a double-double of 16 points and 11 assists.
Joshua Hatcher had 14 points and 8 rebounds.
Richard Walker chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds.
On Friday January 14, 2011 vs Marin the Thunderbirds were led by:
Tyler Idowu had a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Saajid Polite had 9 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds.
Roman Robinson had 9 points and 5 rebounds.
Joshua Hatcher had 8 points and 7 rebounds.
Contrail Dixon chipped in 8 points and shot 85% 6/7 ft line.
The Thunderbirds continue to play on the road headed to Richmond Wednesday January 19, 2011 to face the Contra Costa Comets. The women play at 5:30pm and the Men play at 7:30pm. Then on Friday January 21, 2011 the Thunderbirds come home to take on there crosstown rival the Alameda College Cougars. The women play at 5:30pm and the Men play at 7:30pm. We appreciate all the support for Merritt College Athletics and look forward to great crowd this Friday January 21, 2011.