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SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL (11/10/04):

Cabrillo Men's Basketball Season Preview: "Miller the man for Seahawks"  

 

GAME SUMMARIES:

GAME #1 - 'Hawks Hammer Skyline 67 - 45, Win Season Opener!

Cabrillo kicked off the 2004-2005 season with a win, defeating Skyline College 67-45.  The Seahawks (1-0) were able to counter a quick, athletic Skyline team and overcome foul trouble to earn the victory.  Three players were in double-figures to pace a balanced Cabrillo attack.  Maurice Miller scored 15 points in the 1st half and finished the game with 17.  Mateja Dicic scored 16 points and Julian Hatcher added 15 points including 3 2nd-half 3 pointers.  Cabrillo, the #2 defensive team in the state last season, showed their defensive tenacity, holding Skyline (0-1) to only 43 points.

Game #2 - Seahawks Fall Short in Home Opener; Lose to #12 Chabot 67-74

Cabrillo ended up on the wrong end of an exciting, down-to-the-wire game on Wednesday night in Aptos, losing to Chabot College 67-74.  Chabot (1-0) knocked down a barrage of 3-point shots in the 2nd half and capitalized on some late Cabrillo turnovers to hold off a late Seahawk charge.   Maurice Miller led Cabrillo (1-1) with 33 points (including six 3-pointers) and 9 rebounds.

It was a see-saw game all the way through.  An early 11-0 run put Cabrillo in front 11-3.  Cabrillo stretched the lead to as many as 12 points before Chabot took the lead with 45 sec. left in the 1st half.  After trailing 31-34 at the half, Cabrillo used a 13-6 run to take a 4-point lead, 44-40 at the 13:50 mark.  However, Chabot then used a 23-8 run to take a 63-52 lead with 6:02 remaining.  The Seahawks managed to put together one more run over the next 4:22, pulling to within 3 points at 65-68 with 1:40 to go.  But that was as close as they'd get as Chabot finished strong and held off the 'Hawks in the closing seconds.

GAME #3 - Cabrillo Dominates the Paint to Defeat Canada College 64 - 44.

Cabrillo power forward Maurice Miller scored 18 points, mostly on the inside, lead the Seahawks to a 64-44 victory over Canada College on the road Wednesday night.  The Seahawks dominated the paint, outrebounding Canada 44-24. Also, Cabrillo's aggressive defense allowed Canada only 4 first-half field goals on their way to a 35-18 halftime lead.  Cabrillo (2-1) extended the lead in the 2nd half and never looked back.  

Julian Hatcher scored 10 points for Cabrillo while Kevin Dyess and Anthony Butler each chipped in 8 points.  James Silvie scored 7 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.  Jon Fontenberry led Cabrillo in assists with 8.

Game #4 - Seahawks Shoot Past #11 Ohlone 75 - 51.

The Seahawks used a huge offensive outburst (52 pts.) in the 2nd half to turn away the 11th-ranked Ohlone College Renegades 75-51.  Cabrillo won their 2nd straight game with great offense but also with their usual tough defense... The 'Hawks are holding opponents to an average of only 53.5 ppg. 

Cabrillo (3-1) had 3 players score in double figures... Soph guard Julian Hatcher scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the 2nd half to lead the Seahawk charge.  Frosh forward James Silvie had a break-out game, scoring 20 points.  Soph forward Maurice Miller added 15 points, 12 of which came in the 2nd half.  Ohlone (3-2) was led by Ryan Cooper's 19 points, including 4 3-point shots.

Cabrillo Now Ranked #13 In NorCal!

Cabrillo's 3-1 record has earned the Seahawks the #13 ranking in Northern California.  The Seahawk's recent 24 point victory over Ohlone College (then ranked #11) no doubt helped propel them into the top-15.

D.V.C. Tournament Summary

Friday - First-Round:

#13 Cabrillo Beats Porterville 72 - 55

Cabrillo earned a 72-55 victory over Porterville in the first round of the Chevron Invitational at Diablo Valley College.  Maurice Miller led the 'Hawks with 37 points.  Jon Fontenberry added 11 points and Julian Hatcher chipped in 9.  Cabrillo led 33-27 at the half and by as many as 20 points in the 2nd half.

Saturday - Semi-Finals:

'Hawks Battle #2 Dixie but Lose 59-47

Cabrillo dropped a 59-47 decision at the hands of Dixie College in the DVC tournament.  Undefeated Dixie (8-0) is the #2 ranked junior college team in the country.  Although it didn't result in a win, a strong defensive effort by the Seahawks did hold Dixie to their lowest margin of victory this season.  Dixie got out of the gate quickly and led 12-0 early on.  However, Cabrillo battled back, tying the game at 24 just before the half.  Sophomores Julian Hatcher and Maurice Miller each scored 13 points to lead Cabrillo.

Sunday - Third-Place Game:

Seahawks Blow Out #15 Los Medanos, Miller Named to All-Tourney Team

#13 Cabrillo captured third place in Chevron Invitational at Diablo Valley College with a 94-70 victory over #15 Los Medanos College. The Seahawks got off to a quick start early on, led 38-22 at the half and never looked back in the easy victory.  Sophomore forward Maurice Miller once again led the Seahawks in scoring with 19.  Mo averaged 23 ppg in the tournament and was named to the All-Tournament team.  Fellow Sophomore Julian Hatcher added 15 points while freshmen Jon Fontenberry and Mateja Dicic added 12 points apiece.

Seahawks Move Up to #11 in NorCal!

Cabrillo's 5-2 record has earned the Seahawks the #11 ranking in Northern California.  Cabrillo is coming off a blowout victory over Los Medanos in the 3rd place game of the DVC tournament.

Game #8 - Cabrillo Defeats Siskiyous in First-Round

Cabrillo improved their record to 6-2 on Saturday night with a 75-67 victory over visiting College of the Siskiyous (3-4). Returning All-State Sophomore Maurice Miller led the Seahawks with 30 points. Freshman Jon Fontenberry chipped in 14 for the Seahawks.

Game #9 - Seahawks Win Tourney Championship!

Cabrillo won the 1st Annual Cabrillo College Classic on Sunday night with an 86-53 win over Columbia College. Maurice Miller once again led the Seahawks with 21 points. Freshmen Jon Fontenberry and Mateja Dicic chipped in 19 and 12 . Miller was named the MVP of the tournament. Sophomore Julian Hatcher joined Fontenberry as the other Seahawks to make the All-Tourney Team.

'Hawks Ranked Among State's Top 20!

Cabrillo's recent tournament championship and 7-2 record propelled the Seahawks to the #8 ranking in Northern California.  Cabrillo is now also ranked among California's top 20 teams at #17.  The #8 ranking is the highest NorCal rating Cabrillo has ever earned.  Also, the Seahawk's appearance in the state poll is the school's first ever! 

Game #10 - Seahawks Lose Tourney Opener In OT

Spokane CC defeated Cabrillo 73-70 in the first round of the Chabot College Classic.  Cabrillo will play Alameda College at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the consolation semi-finals.  Alameda (6-3) lost 72-57 to host Chabot on Tuesday night.

Game #11 - Cabrillo Moves Into Consolation Finals

With a 61-49 victory over Alameda, Cabrillo advances to the consolation championship game of the Chabot Classic.  Jon Fontenberry led Cabrillo with 20 points.  Julian Hatcher scored 11 points and Maurice Miller added 10.  The Seahawks, now 8-3, are off to their best start in Head Coach Tony Marcopulos' five seasons.  The 'Hawks will face Foothill College on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the consolation finals.

Game #12 - 'Hawks Win Consolation Title!

The Seahawks improved to 9-3 overall with a 49-40 victory over Foothill College in the consolation championship game of the Chabot College Classic in Hayward, CA.  Mateja Dicic led Cabrillo with 13 points.  These two teams will meet again next week at Foothill. 

After holding two consecutive opponents under 50 points, the Seahawks will likely become the #2 team in the state in team defense.  Cabrillo opponents now average a mere 56.7 ppg while Diablo Valley College allows only 56.4 ppg.

Game #13 - Cabrillo Downed by Foothill 55-50

The Seahawks lost 55-50 on Dec. 30th at Foothill College.  Cabrillo (9-4) was led by Mateja Dicic and Maurice Miller who each scored 13 points while James Silvie added 11.

Game #14 - 'Hawks Kick Off League Play With A Win, Defeating Hartnell 58 - 50

The Seahawks (10-4, 1-0) were led by Maurice Miller's 22 points and Mateja Dicic added 15.  Hartnell (9-7, 0-1) rallied from a 24-33 halftime deficit, taking a 43-40 lead.  Cabrillo then finished the game in strong fashion to earn their first Coast Conference victory of the season. 

Game #15 - 'Hawks Lose to #8 CCSF 68 - 52

After a tightly contested first half, Cabrillo trailed 22-27.  In the 2nd half, Juma Komara scored 25 of his game-high 30 points to lead 8th-ranked San Francisco City (11-7) to the victory.  The Rams have now won 8 of their last 10 games.  The Seahawks (10-5, 1-0) put four players in double figures;  Maurice Miller scored 13, Jeff Scott had 12, Mateja Dicic added 11 and Jon Fontenberry chipped in 10 points. 

Game #16 - Cabrillo Downed by #7 West Valley

#13 Cabrillo lost 89-71 at #7 West Valley College (14-3, 2-1) on Wednesday, January 12th.  The loss marked the first time all season that the Seahawks (10-6, 1-1) have dropped two straight games.  Cabrillo was led by Maurice Miller's 23 points.  Three other Seahawks scored in double figures: Julian Hatcher had 14 while Jon Fontenberry and Mateja Dicic added 10 points apiece.

Game #17 - Cabrillo Edged by Gavilan 70 - 65

Maurice Miller scored 33 points to lead the Cabrillo

Game #18 - Cabrillo Defeated DeAnza 57 - 48

The Seahawks got back on the winning track with a 57-48 road victory against DeAnza College on Wednesday night.  Cabrillo (11-7, 2-2) got 16 points from Sophomore forward Maurice Miller while Freshmen guard Jon Fontenberry added 8 points.  The Seahawks defense, ranked #5 in the state held DeAnza to only 48 points.

Game #19 - 'Hawks Fall Against #3 San Jose 82-69

#3 San Jose City College defeated Cabrillo 82-69 on Saturday, January 22nd.   Cabrillo played well but couldn't overcome San Jose's constant half-court pressure.  The Seahawks were led by sophomore guard Julian Hatcher's 25 points.  Sophomore forward Maurice Miller added 16 points and freshmen center Kevin Dyess had 14. 

Game #20 - 'Hawks End First Round of Conference With Big Win Over Monterey 74-63

Maurice Miller once again led Cabrillo with 23 points.  Freshmen guard Jon Fontenberry and freshmen center Kevin Dyess each added 12 points each while sophomore guard Julian Hatcher chipped in 11.

Game #21 - Cabrillo Loses 56-53 to #4 Hartnell

Cabrillo led 23-19 at the half and battled to the end but #4 Hartnell prevailed 56-53.  Sophomore forward Maurice Miller had 13 points to lead the Seahawks.  Three other Cabrillo players scored in double-figures... Freshmen guard Jeff Scott scored 12 while freshmen forward Anthony Butler and sophomore guard Julian Hatcher each scored 11.  Cabrillo (12-9, 3-4) settles for a split in the season series against Hartnell (15-7, 6-1).... the Seahawks won their league opener against Hartnell 58-50 at Cabrillo on January 5th.

Game #22 - 'Hawks Knock Off #4 West Valley 74-67

Cabrillo (13-9, 4-4) never trailed and led by as many as 15 points before emerging with a 74-67 victory over 4th-ranked West Valley College (19-4, 7-2).  Cabrillo led 37-27 at the half and kept the lead at 8-10 points through most of the 2nd half before West Valley cut it to 5 with 6:00 left.  The victory will definitely help the Seahawks as they make a playoff push. 

Four Seahawks scored in double figures: Sophomore forward Maurice Miller had 19 points, freshmen guard Jeff Scott scored 16 points, sophomore guard Julian Hatcher added 12 points and freshmen center Kevin Dyess chipped in 10 points. 

Game #23 - Cabrillo Loses to Gavilan 70-60

Cabrillo (13-10, 4-5) dropped a Coast Conference game to Gavilan 70-60 in Gilroy. Maurice Miller lead the Seahawks with 18 points and Kevin Dyess added 10 points to lead Cabrillo in scoring. Cabrillo will next be in action Saturday night in Aptos against DeAnza.

Game #24 - Cabrillo wins big at home

Cabrillo (14-10, 5-5) roared past De Anza (3-19, 2-8) 75-64 behind 12 made 3-pt shots.  Sophomore Maurice Miller led the way for the Seahawks with 19 points.  Fellow sophomore Julian Hatcher chipped in 16 points.   Freshmen Jon Fontenberry and Kevin Dyess added 13 and 11 points respectively.

Game #25 - Seahawks Blast #7 San Jose 63-46

Sophomore forward Maurice Miller hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead Cabrillo to a big win over 7th-ranked San Jose City College on Wednesday night.  The Seahawks (15-10,6-5) also got 12 points from freshman center Kevin Dyess and 11 from sophomore guard Julian Hatcher.  Cabrillo led by almost 30 points in the game before coasting to the victory.  #7 San Jose City dropped to 21-5 overall, 7-4 in league play.  A Seahawk win over Monterey Peninsula College on Friday, coupled with a San Jose loss to West Valley on Saturday, would put Cabrillo in 3rd place in the extremely competitive Coast Conference!  Santa Cruz Sentinel Article

Game #26 - 'Hawks Tuning Up For Playoffs, Cruise Past Monterey 65-52

Cabrillo (16-10, 7-5) finished off the regular season with a 65-52 win on the road at Monterey Peninsula College (14-13, 4-8).  It was the Seahawks 3rd straight victory and 4th in their last 5 games.  Santa Cruz Sentinel article   Freshmen center Kevin Dyess had a big game for Cabrillo, scoring 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.  Mateja Dicic was also in double figures for the Seahawks with 10 points.  Forward Maurice Miller and guard Julian Hatcher each scored 9 points while James Silvie added 8 to round out a balanced scoring game for Cabrillo.

 

Cabrillo Earns #9 Seed in NorCal Playoffs!

The Seahawks finished the regular season strong, winning 4 of their last five games to earn the #9 seed in the Northern California Regional Playoffs.  Cabrillo (16-10) will travel to Hayward on Friday, February 25th to take on the #8 seed Chabot College Gladiators (17-10) at 7:00 p.m.  Friday's game will be a rematch of an exciting early season match-up that resulted in a narrow Chabot victory.  In the 2nd game of the season Cabrillo and Chabot battled all the way down to the wire and Chabot escaped Aptos with a 74-67 victory.  The Seahawks, who have only two sophomores on the roster, have gained a lot of valuable experience and the playoff match-up figures to be another good game.  Cabrillo is led by the Coast Conference South's leading scorer, sophomore forward Maurice Miller who is averaging over 20 points per game.

Game #27 - Cabrillo Knocks Off #8 Chabot 93-79, Advance to 2nd Round!

In the first round of the Northern California Regional Playoffs, #9 Cabrillo defeated #8 Chabot 93-79.  The Seahawks shot the ball well and earned their 4th consecutive victory. Chabot (17-11) jumped out to an early lead before the Seahawks came charging back to take a 49-41 lead at the half.  Chabot kept the pressure on in the 2nd half, pulling even at 55-55 and keeping things close until Cabrillo (17-10) began to pull away with under 10 minutes to go.  Maurice Miller poured in 44 points to lead Cabrillo.  Jon Fontenberry added 16 points and Julian Hatcher had 13.  With the win, Cabrillo advances to the 2nd round where they will face #1 Fresno City College (30-0).  Fresno defeated #16 American River College 112-76 on Saturday night in the first round. SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL: "Miller scores 44 in Playoff Win"

'Hawks To Take On Top-Ranked Fresno

92 California community colleges fielded a men's basketball team this season.  Only 16 of those teams are still playing.  For the 2nd time in 3 years the Cabrillo College Seahawks will play in one of the NorCal Regional final games when they take on Fresno City College in Fresno on Saturday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m.  Click here for the game-day article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cabrillo has won 5 of their last 6 games and 4 straight.  Included in that stretch are victories over 3 higher-ranked opponents.  The Seahawks finished the regular season ranked #10 in Northern California and 20th in the state.  Cabrillo finished 3rd in the extremely competitive Coast Conference South.  4 of the league's 7 teams made the NorCal playoffs by ranking among the top 16 teams in the region.

Game #28 - Season Ends with Loss to #1 Fresno

California's #1 ranked team, Fresno City College, ran their overall record to 31-0 with a victory over #10 Cabrillo (17-11) on March 5th in the NorCal Regional finals of the Community College state playoffs.  The Seahawks jumped out to a 21-10 lead in the first half before the Rams came back to take a 40-36 lead at the half.  Santa Cruz Sentinel Article

Despite this season-ending loss, the Seahawks completed one of the program's best seasons in a long time.  Cabrillo's 17 victories are the team's most wins in Head Coach Tony Marcopulos' 5 seasons at the helm.  Cabrillo's winning percentage has improved in each of those 5 seasons.  92 California community colleges fielded a men's basketball team this season.  Cabrillo was among the final 16 of those teams that were still alive in the playoffs.  For the 2nd time in 3 years the Cabrillo College Seahawks played in NorCal Regional finals.

Cabrillo won 4 of their last 5 games including victories over 2 higher-ranked opponents.  The Seahawks finished the regular season ranked #10 in Northern California and #20 in the state.  Cabrillo finished 3rd in the extremely competitive Coast Conference South.  4 of the league's 7 teams made the NorCal playoffs by ranking among the top 16 teams in the region.

Miller Named To All-State 1st Team!

Sophomore forward Maurice Miller was named 1st-team All-State by CCCMBCA coaches.  All-State Team

Three Seahawks Honored By Coast Conf.

Sophomore forward Maurice Miller was named 1st-team All-league by Coast Conferences coaches.  Big Mo scored more total points than any other player in the league while averaging 20.1 per game.

Sophomore guard Julian Hatcher and Freshmen center Kevin Dyess each earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors. 

Santa Cruz Sentinel Article

 
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