Program starts season off solid

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The Delta College Mustang’s basketball started the season with much to be expected.

Within the last three years the teams overall record was 81-15.

In conference, the Mustangs remain a powerhouse with a record of 36-4.

Head Coach Rick Ressa has demonstrated his ability to achieve significant titles year after year.

Ressa has led the Mustangs to three consecutive Conference Championships (two Bay Valley and last year’s inaugural Big 7 title), a Sweet Sixteen appearance, an Elite Eight appearance and a Final Four appearance.

Since the 2012 season started on Nov. 8, the team has definitely shown signs of having another successful season.

The Mustangs currently have a record of 3-3 and are maintaining a win percentage of 500.

With still a few months left in the season Delta has a chance to possibly improve on the win percentage.

The Mustangs will host a Holiday Tournament on campus from Dec. 14-16.

Participating teams are Butte, Cuesta, Delta, Lassen, Merced, Napa, San Francisco and Sierra.

The event will be held in the Blanchard Gym.

The women’s basketball team will host its Jocelyn Mancebo Classic Dec. 17-19.

The women were 2-2 going into the Santa Rosa Tournament, which began Thursday, Dec. 6.