Wolverines slip past Panthers to pad Foothill lead

The Foothill Conference is perhaps the deepest in the state when it comes to men’s basketball. So it is saying something for a team to run the table. But that’s just what the San Bernardino Valley College men are now likely to do.

The Wolverines (24-2, 10-0) passed their last real test of the regular season, beating Chaffey 85-82. It looked like it was going to be easy as the Wolverines shot a sizzling 65.1 percent in the first half. They led by 19 in the second. But this IS the Foothill Conference and it IS a local rival. So it couldn’t be that easy.

Chaffey got back into contention at the 6-minute mark with some big shots and by generating some turnovers.  

But the Wolverines have made shots all year – different player, different game. They have so many weapons it has to be hard to defend. This time it was Orlando Brazier with some big plays on both ends of the floor.

Three of the four remaining teams on SBVC’s schedule are under .500 and the other is .500. These are games for coach Quincy Brewer to make his final tuneups. SBVC is three games up so they’re pretty much assured of a title repeat.

This team has so much talent and so much depth, the only thing that can stop it would be itself. If egos get in the way or players forget the team concept.