Monaca, PA – The Community College of Beaver County Titans left the comfort of The Dome to take on a trio of Western Pennsylvania adversaries recently. Traveling with a record of 14-1 and winners of 13 straight, the CCBC Titans had moved into the top 10 in the NJCAA Division II national rankings at number 8. Coach Spriggs and the Titans have been firing on all cylinders since their first and only loss back in early November to Harcum, a two-point setback in overtime.
On Wednesday, January 15, the Titans traveled to Westmoreland Community College for their second meeting of the season against the Wolfpack. CCBC led wire-to-wire in the game, turning outstanding defense into easy offense all night long in the 121-35 victory over Westmoreland. The Titans converted on 54.1% (46-85) of their field goal attempts while holding Westmoreland to an ice-cold 21.7% from the field and forced the Wolfpack into 31 turnovers, leading to plenty of transition opportunities for CCBC. Six Titans reached double figures in the victory, being led by sophomore Chris Greene with 20 points and 8 rebounds and freshman Yazid Powell with 20 points and 4 assists. Sophomore guard Simeon Fryer and sophomore forward Tyree Corbett each added 17 points, with Corbett pulling down 11 rebounds for another double-double on the season. Sophomore guard Rasheed Browne also recorded a double-double, scoring 14 points and handing out 16 assists. Sophomore guard Dymir Montague also added 11 points in the win.
Another trip through western Pennsylvania awaited the Titans on Friday, January 17, as they traveled to Johnstown take on Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. The red-hot Titans offense shot 56.3% from the field (45-80) on their way to their 15th straight victory, a 115-63 win Friday against the Black Bears. Freshman Elijah Kiah-El scored a season-high 23 points to lead the Titans offensive attack. Greene recorded a 19 point and 13 rebound double-double and sophomore guard Cyrie Coates came 3 assists shy of a triple-double, scoring 15 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out 7 assists. Browne scored 12 points and handed out 13 assists, while Montague and sophomore forward Antwan James both added 12 in the Titans winning effort.
The Titans took to the road once again on Wednesday, January 22, this time a short trip to their northern neighbors at Butler County Community College. A poised CCBC team took to the floor and put on another outstanding offensive display, scoring 137 points for their 16th straight victory The Titans disruptive defense forced the Pioneers into 26 turnovers which resulted in CCBC scorching the nets at Butler County, connecting on 67.4% (62-92) from the field on their way to the 137-54 victory. Fryer poured in 25 points on 11-16 shooting from the floor, hitting on 3 of his 5 attempts from 3-point range. Greene did it all for the Titans, scoring 20 points, grabbing 12 rebounds, dishing out 7 assists, and coming away with 5 steals. Corbett posted a double-double, adding in 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win, Kiah-El added 16 points, and sophomore guards Montague and Coates chipped in with 14 and 12 points respectively to round out the offensive attack.
The CCBC Titans will look to extend their winning streak to 17 when they return home to The Dome to host Butler County Community College on Monday, January 27 at 7:00pm. CCBC will close out the month of January on the road against the College of Southern Maryland on Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00pm.