YUBA COLLEGE: 49er men ousted in first round
The Yuba College men's basketball team shot 27 percent from the floor, gave up 17 offensive rebounds and fell 59-51 to No. 7 Ohlone (21-8) in the first round of the California Community College Athletic Association NorCal Regionals in Fremont on Friday.
"It was frustrating," Yuba coach Doug Cornelius said. "It was close. We had to foul at the end and they just knocked down their free throws."
The No. 10 49ers (21-8) led 28-27 at the half, but a poor shooting night combined with a distinct disadvantage in the post handed Yuba its first one-and-done playoff performance since 2006.
Jaysen Williams was one of few players to finish with a good game for the 49ers. He went 6 for 6 from the field, recorded 16 points and grabbed six rebounds. Chris Smith scored 13 points.
Aside from Smith, Yuba's guards combined to shoot 3 for 24 from the floor.
"There is a positive here," Cornelius said. "We were pretty much a freshmen team that finished with 21 wins, won league and had a hell of a season, considering the expectations."
The 49ers are expected to return 11 players and four starters, as Achoki Moikobu and Yev Dyachenko, were the only sophomores on this season's team.