The Renegades (6-4) took down Santiago Canyon (10-3), 99-91, in the consolation title game at the Mount San Jacinto Tournament on Saturday morning. Sophomore Jamar Hammonds scored 27, dished out nine assists and grabbed eight rebounds. He was 11-of-14 from the line.
BC shot almost 55 percent from the field in a game that was tied eight times and saw seven lead changes. Bakersfield had lost to Santiago Canyon, 102-85, the first time the teams met this season on Nov. 4.
Head coach Rich Hughes thought the defense played better the second time around.
Henry Galinato scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds for the Renegades.
On Friday, BC beat a team it had lost to earlier in the season, too — San Diego Mesa — just to get into the consolation title game.
Renegades women’s basketball suffers 5th loss in 6 games
BC’s (2-6) rough start to the season continued with a 77-59 loss to Santa Ana (5-4) in the Santa Ana College Tournament on Saturday afternoon. It was Bakersfield’s fifth loss in its last six games.
Santa Ana was lights out from 3, shooting 66.7 percent with 10 makes. BC made five 3s on 20 attempts.
Santa Ana boasted a balanced attack with nine scorers and six with nine points or more. The Renegades were carried by Octavia Croney (20 points), Angie Kroeger (17 points) and Bianca Zamora (10 points), but the other eight BC players to log minutes combined for just 12 points.
Santa Ana outscored BC in each quarter, including by nine in the fourth quarter. Its largest lead was 22 with 1:48 left in the game.