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COLLEGE ROUNDUP, Dec. 1-7: Winter sports take center stage as volleyball wraps up | Sports

If you’re following college sports in Bakersfield these days, you already know the big story last week. After a strong season, both local women’s volleyball teams were excluded from post-season play on Friday. It was a blow to sports fans all over the county.

But on the courts, rings and pools, there were lots of thrilling actions to distract from all of them.

Men’s basketball: Renegade experienced a difficult situation and lost 3 out of 4 games. One of them lost to Porterville by 2 points.But they redeemed themselves at home against Pirates on Thursday 75-71 wins.. BC’s internal defense was sometimes suspicious, but the scores of Tyrell Coleman (19 points) and DeAndre Pemberton (13 points, 10 rebounds) were enough for Renegade to dodge Porterville. BC beat Oxnard 75-62 on the first Roadwin in almost a month as Renegade beat the Condors 46-22 and improved to 5-3. BC will play Oxnard again at the Santa Barbara tournament on Thursday and will be active until Saturday.

Women’s basketball: BC won 21, 25, 35 points in the Santa Ana Tournament and remained undefeated 9-0. Kathleen Rodriguez dominated in the opening game with San Diego City with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Renegade has only 11 wins a year in the final full season of 2019-20, and seems to be set to dramatically exceed that mark. Still a month away from the conference play, BC will host the West Hills Mitoua on Friday night.

Women’s volleyball: Renegade wasted a pair of leads in the first and third sets against American River College after being good in late-game situations throughout the season.They ended up Lose 3-0 In the first round of the state championship playoffs for the first defeat since September 4, they robbed them of the best finish chance in decades. Outstanding batter Awelina Fakalata killed 20 beavers. Cami Marion helped lead Renegade in some late rallies, ending with 13 kills in 21 attacks, but that wasn’t enough as BC finished 22-2 in the season. Beach volleyball begins in spring.

wrestling: BC attended the South Regional of Questa University last Saturday, with the top six weight classes advancing to Friday’s state championships in Seritos. Jonathan Hunter thrived all year round at the age of 184 and was once again the first in his class. Anthony Banuelos finished second with 197. Renegade qualified five additional wrestlers, three of whom came seventh as an alternative to Seritos.

Men’s basketball: Big West play is still a few weeks away and road runners are taking every opportunity to adjust. That meant an exhibition game with Benedict Mesa on Friday, with CSUB winning 87-59. David Walker led the road runner with 14 points, and forward Brian Washington began to get more involved, scoring 8 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Overall, it’s still 3-2, and CSUB is back at home against Idaho on Saturday.

Women’s basketball: Michibasiri lost five games in a row in a home game against Sacramento on Wednesday night. Most recently, they were too early to catch up with UNLV on Sunday and couldn’t pull their way home. CSUB dragged 20-6 after the first quarter and eventually lost 71-56. After showing improvements on the board against Pepperdine, the Roadrunner outbound 56-32 against the Rebels. One of the silver linings is that Tatiana Clayburn scored 12 points with four 3 points, which is the height of her career. CSUB concludes the four-game homestand against Fresno State University on Saturday.

Swimming and diving: CSUB dispatched a delegation to the Toyota US Open in Greensboro, North Carolina, with excellent results. Five swimmers made it to the finals, and Autumn D’Arcy took part in the 100 Butterfly A Final on Friday, finishing second and winning the school’s first medal at the National Swimming Tournament. This has been awarded the Darcy Women’s Swimmer of the Week honor by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Mikaila Pofam played the B final in 100 freestyles. Chris Rogic, Lauren Giliran and Ryan Brimmer also played the C-finals on the men’s side. The women’s team has a double meeting in Fresno on Saturday.

Women’s volleyball: CSUB, who made his first appearance in the National Invited Volleyball Championship, played toughly with host Weber State University in his first round in Utah. 3-1 fell Friday night. Michibasiri gained momentum, but despite Brooke Boisau’s heroic efforts to achieve 20 kills in the final match, he was unable to force a fifth set of tiebreakers. Seleisa Elisaia had 43 assists to clear 2,000 for her career. CSUB ends 18-11 that year and begins beach volleyball in February, led by Cesar Benatti.

wrestling: Roadrunners face the top competition in Las Vegas Cliff Keen Invitational, No. 30 Angelo Martinoni recorded the best CSUB performance 4-3, including defeating Ohio State University’s No. 20 Dylande Million. 141. He was defeated twice in a major decision against Jake Bargeland, Minnesota. Most of the other road runners have been eliminated on the first day, but they have the next chance to take part in the season’s opening Pac-12 Dual, which will take place on December 19th in Little Rock.

Reporter Henry Greenstein can be reached at 661-395-7374. Follow him on Twitter: @HenryGreenstein.

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