Rams Basketball: WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!
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The Fresno City College mens basketball team defeated Yuba College 77-62 to take their fifth state championship in college history on Sunday. This championship is the second state title for head coach Ed Madec.
The first half of the game was filled with intensity and excitement as Yuba and FCC traded shot for shot. Yuba rebounded well on the defensive end of the court, but faced problems as it appeared the Rams defense was too much to handle.
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FCC switched back and forth from a full court press and a zone on defense. Madec’s perpetual substitutions, often substituting all five men, wore on the 49ers as the game went on.
The second half was controlled by FCCs ability to slow the game down and cutting away at Yuba’s chances to mount a comeback on the scoreboard, leading at one point by 16 points.
FCC sophomore captain Tomas Sanchez entertained the crowd with two alley oop passes to freshman Alex Perez. Rams Sophomore DeAndre Medlock joined Sanchez with a fast break dunk that electrified the gymnasium and shifted momentum to the Rams, silencing the 49ers fans.
Rams guard Alex Perez, who led FCC with 17 points, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player along with fellow guard Marcus Hall who was named to the All-Tournament team.
INTERVIEW WITH TOURNAMENT MVP ALEX PEREZ: