The Thunderbirds picked the right time to start playing closer to there full potential as the defeated there rival Contra Costa College by the score of Thunderbirds 74 Contra Costa 50. The Thunderbirds led at halftime by 6 26-20. In the 2nd half it was more focus and aggressive physical play as the Thunderbirds out scored the Contra Costa in the 2nd Half 48 -30. In all 3 phases the Thunderbirds played well. They shot 92% from the free throw line, controlled the offensive and defensive glass, and allowed only 50 points.
The Thunderbirds were led by:
Tyler Idowu 16 points 13 rebounds
Nick Capiti 15 points 8 rebounds
Kareem Ransom 13 points 5 rebounds
Eric Nelson 10 points 11 rebounds
Next is a trip across the city and through the tunnel to Alameda to face another rival the Alameda College Cougars. The game takes place this Friday January 20, 2012, the women play the Laney College Eagles at 5:30pm and the Men play at Alameda College at 7:30pm.