Basketball wins, loses

After a hard 54-79 loss to City College of San Francisco Jan. 22, Skyline’s basketball team found themselves in a tie for second place in the North Coast Conference with a conference record of 2-2 and an overall record of 7-13, with six games left to play.

“We didn’t play very well,” Coach Justin Piergrossi said. “It was one of our worst games in a month.”

Piergrossi said probably the only highlight from the game would be point guard Marques Benjamin who had 15.

On Jan. 17, the Trojans faced defending champs Ohlone with more desirable results. Skyline fought hard for a 69-58 victory in Fremont. Benjamin had 18 points and eight assists. Marcus Hagwood had 14 points, and four big rebounds. The team was 54 percent from the field.

“That was a really big game and a big win for us,” Piergrossi said.

After their game against Canada on Jan. 28, there are five games left for the Trojans-three at home and two on the road. As of press time, they had won all their conference road games and lost most at home.

“We have been very competitive,” Piergrossi said. “We need to play better, but we have a good chance of winning all the games we have left.”