Chaffey player headed East

Chaffey College men’s basketball standout Anthony Soares is headed to Touro College, located in Bay Shore, N.Y.

Soares is interested in the medical field and Touro is noted for its health sciences program. He will be starting the Physician Assistant program in the fall.

Soares was a part-time starter and major contributor on a Panthers squad that went 27-7 and advanced to the Southern California Regional Finals. He averaged six points and 3.4 rebounds and shot 80 percent from the free-throw line. He had a high game of 16 points in a winning effort vs Ventura.

Soares also competed in track, placing third at the state meet in the high jump.

Soares is the fourth player from the Panthers to decide on a four-year university. The others are Lamar Williams (Columbus State), Nickalas Turner (Minot State) and Winston Robinson (Mountain State).