COS Men's Basketball Update

Keshawn Gibbs drives the ball earlier in the season.
Keshawn Gibbs drives the ball earlier in the season.

The Giants Men's Basketball team continued their season as they faced off against Merced on the road this past Wednesday.

In a game that featured a tie at halftime 32-32, the Giants outscored the Blue Devils 34-28 in the second half to pull away with the victory 66-60. This improved the Giant's winning streak to an impressive 7 games.

Keshawn Gibbs led the Giants in scoring with 18 points. T.J. Givance added 14 points and a team high 8 rebounds.

The next game of the week came against Fresno on Saturday at home. After a back and forth contest, the Giants lost the nail biter by only two points as the Rams escaped the win 61-59. This game snapped the Giant's 7-game winning streak.

For the Giants, Keshawn Gibbs led all players with 23 points and 5 assists. Tristan Forsyth added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

COS got back on the winning track at Reedley College on Monday night by defeating the Tigers 80-58. Tristan Forsyth and Keshawn Gibbs scored 17 points each to pace the Giants.


COS then went on to defeat Porterville College at home 66-62 in a game that saw the scored tied 6 times and seven different lead changes. The final tie of the game ended when COS' DeWayne Holmes nailed a three point basket with 37 seconds to go in the game to put the Giants up 63-60. Keshawn Gibbs would go on to hit 3 out of 4 free throws in the final 15 seconds of the game to seal the win.


COS now sits 16-8 overall and 9-3 in CVC play which puts them a half a game out of second place against Columbia.


COS returns home this Saturday at 6pm against West Hills College Lemoore. General admission is $5.