On Jan. 29, the Delta College men’s basketball program hosted the Sac City Cougars.
A large crowd flocked to the Blanchard Gym to witness inner-conference rivalry at its best.
With a score of 70-66 the Mustangs got the best of SCC.
The win could have been easily predicted after the first half when the score was 42-24.
“We come to play with extreme intensity and purpose,” said Delta Coach Rich Ressa.
The offensive key to win was Santa Cruz-native Mitch Postle. His basketball knowledge and towering 6’ 8” stature gives him the ability to put up big numbers in the post.
Postle led Delta in scoring with 18 points.
Regardless of the score, the Cougars remained calm and collected. By the time the second half started the Cougars had the upper hand causing a momentous comeback.
The Cougars out scored the Mustangs by 14 points during the last half.
“We have been in these situations before. So we were confident we would take a big swing and be confident,” said Ressa.
Feeding off the home crowds intensity, Delta’s defense within the final minutes of the game was impenetrable.
The win has given the Mustangs a three-game winning streak.
“Right now we are tied for first place in our league, but that’s not in our minds. The only thing on our minds is the
next game, “ said Ressa.
Delta is currently ranked 19th in the state and 10th in the north.
The team’s record is currently 13-7.
The next home game will be Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Blanchard Gym against Sierra College.