Basketball season fast approaching

It can’t really beTHAT time of year already, can it?

The fall sports haven’t even reached the playoffs yet and the start of winter sports is upon us. That means basketball.

The local colleges have all been stellar in that sport, so life is about to get a lot busier.

The two-year schools get going Nov. 7 with the men’s teams from both Chaffey and San Bernardino Valley College opening their seasons. Both will be playing tournament schedules until opening Foothill Conference play in January. In fact SBVC doesn’t make its home debut until Jan. 7.

Chaffey has a mix of returning players and newcomers and looked good in summer showcases. SBVC will be led by Quincy Brewer, an assistant coach under Gerry Wright last year. He has a completely new set of players, with the lone returning player one who missed much of last season with an injury.

The Division II schools will open one week later. Hopes are high at both Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino. The Coyotes were the coaches preseason pick to win the CCAA but the Broncos should have something to say about that. Stay tuned!