MODESTO (12-6) – The Hawks opened their time at the 81st Annual MJC Classic hosted by Modesto Junior College as they took on CCCMBCA #15 Fresno City College. The Rams topped the Hawks 95-72.
In the first half, the Hawks found themselves playing from behind the entire way. Despite good shot selection, efficient shooting percentage from the field, and 81% shooting from the free throw line, the Hawks struggled on the defensive end to keep the Rams at bay. Fresno took a 48-33 lead into the half.
The second half mirrored much of the first half play. The Hawks competed the entire contest but the deficit was too much for a comeback.
Cosumnes River lost two players to season-ending injuries in this game as Kenneth Cooley broke his hand and Terrell Garner broke his foot.
The next game for the Hawks is tomorrow as they will take on Folsom Lake College.