The Thunderbirds traveled 2 1/2 hours up to Ukiah, California to take on the Mendocino College Eagles and were defeated 104-96. The Thunderbirds consistently missed layups, turned over the basketball 21 times, shot poor from the ft line at 66% 21/32 and allowed a season high 104 points. This week of Bay Valley Conference play is the most important of the week of the entire season. What is the positive that can be taken from the game? In final 10 minutes of the contest the Thunderbirds displayed solid defense which enabled them to dwindle the lead down to 6. The Thunderbirds have too regroup quickly as they face the Napa Valley College Storm in Napa Valley this Wednesday January 26, 2011.
The Thunderbirds were led by:
Nick Capiti led the Thunderbirds with 21 points 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
Roman Robinson had 19 points and 5 rebounds.
Saajid Polite had 17 points and 10 assists another double-double.
William Tolefree had 16 points and 8 rebounds.
The Thunderbirds have a challenging test as they play 2 games in three days against the top teams in the Bay Valley Conference standings......