Redlands native Taylor Bell having tournament to remember

Cal State Stanislaus senior guard Taylor Bell only saw minimal playing time for most of the season. He averaged 4 points, 16 minutes a game for the Warriors, who finished fourth in the tough CCAA.

But the Redlands High School product has come up huge lately for his teammates and coach Larry Reynolds.

Playing close to his home in the NCAA Division II West Regional at Cal State San Bernardino against traditional power Cal Poly Pomona, Bell tossed in a career-high 22 points with five assists in an overtime win. He went 7 of 13 from the field and played 37 minutes, no doubt prospering in place of starting point guard Sam Marcus who struggled.

That came a day after he scored 18 points in 32 minutes in leading the Warriors to an 80-72 quarterfinal win over second-seeded Seattle Pacific, also in overtime.

Coming into the tournament he hadn’t scored in double digits even once this season.

Bell started his collegiate career at Mt. San Jacinto so he had a handful of Foothill Conference games closer to home. But that stage pales in comparison to this one. He has been a key contributor for a team that had never made the postseason before this year and yet is one win away from the Elite Eight.

The Warriors play Chico State on Monday at 7 p.m. in the same venue. Having two out-of-area contenders probably won’t make for a great crowd but the Bell supporters are sure to be out in full force.

 

 

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All-CCAA Men’s Basketball Team Unveiled

FIRST TEAM
Name School Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.
Marcus Bell Cal State Stanislaus C 6-9 225 Sr.
Jordan Faison Cal Poly Pomona F 6-7 220 So.
Kirby Gardner Cal State San Bernardino G 6-2 215 Sr.
Lacy Haddock Cal State San Bernardino G 6-3 185 Sr.
David Howard Humboldt State F 6-7 230 Jr.
James McCann UC San Diego G 5-11 165 Sr.
Nefi Perdomo San Francisco State G 6-1 170 Sr.
DeRonn Scott Cal Poly Pomona G 6-6 185 Sr.
Jordan Semple Chico State F 6-7 210 Jr.
Quinton Watkins Cal State L.A. G 6-4 220 Sr.
SECOND TEAM
Name School Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.
Jordan Burris Cal State San Bernardino F 6-7 220 Sr.
Amir Carraway Chico State F 6-6 210 Sr.
Justin Herold Sonoma State F/C 6-8 235 Sr.
Ryan Nitz Cal State Monterey Bay F/C 6-4 182 Jr.
Calvin Otiono San Francisco State G 6-2 185 Sr.
Sean Park Chico State G 6-4 200 Sr.
Rashad Parker Chico State G 6-0 190 Sr.
Chris Read Cal State Stanislaus G 6-4 195 Jr.
James Tillman Cal State L.A. F 6-6 215 Sr.
Andrew Young Cal State San Bernardino F 6-8 240 Sr.

Player of the Year: Lacy Haddock, Cal State San Bernardino
Newcomer of the Year: Chris Read, Cal State Stanislaus
Freshman of the Year: Adam Klie, UC San Diego
Coach of the Year: Jeff Oliver, Cal State San Bernardino

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All-CCAA Women’s Basketball Team Announced

FIRST TEAM

Name School Pos. Ht. Yr.
Katie Batlin, San Francisco St., G, 5-11, Sr.
Jada Blackwell, Cal Poly Pomona, C, 6-1, Jr.
Courtney Hamilton, Chico State, PG, 5-8, Sr.
Monay Lee, CS Dominguez Hills, G, 5-7, So.
Ariel Marsh, Cal Poly Pomona, G, 5-8, R-Jr.
Paige Melville, CS Los Angeles, G, 5-8, Jr.
Jazmine Miller, Chico State, G, 5-7, Sr.
Miranda Seto, UC San Diego, G, 5-5, Jr.
Brianna Terrance, CS East Bay, F, 5-9, Sr.
Kersey Wilcox, Humboldt State, G, 5-6, Jr.

SECOND TEAM

Name School Pos. Ht. Yr.
Tayler Champion, CS Dominguez Hills, F, 5-11, Jr.
McKenzie Dalthorp, Chico State, F, 6-0, Sr.
Erin Dautremont, UC San Diego, F, 5-10, Sr.
Lauren Godde, CS Stanislaus, F, 6-1, Sr.
Destinee La Foutain, CS Los Angeles, C, 6-2, Sr
Stephanie Lopez, CS East Bay, G, 5-7, Jr.
Ashley Lovett, Cal Poly Pomona, F, 6-0, Jr.
Alexcia Mack, CS San Bernardino, G, 5-5, So.
Danielle Peacon, CS East Bay, C, 6-2, Jr.
Megan Shields, Humboldt State, C, 6-1, Jr.

Player of the Year: Jada Blackwell, Cal Poly Pomona
Newcomer of the Year: Kersey Wilcox, Humboldt State
Freshman of the Year: Ana Burch, CS Stanislaus
Coach of the Year: Danelle Bishop, Cal Poly Pomona

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