Chaffey basketball player headed to Southern Utah

Chaffey College basketball standout Jeff Nibo has signed with NCAA Division I Southern Utah.

Nibo, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, averaged 11.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in helping the Panthers to a second-place showing in the Foothill Conference.

Chaffey (28-6) also made quite the playoff run, advancing to the state semifinal before being turned back by eventual champion Santa Rosa.

Nibo scored 20 points o more seven times, his highest point output being 26 against Los Angeles Trade Tech. He had 25 in a big win over local rival San Bernardino Valley.

Southern Utah could use Nibo’s help. It went 2-27, 1-19 in the Big Sky Conference.



All-Foothill Conference Men’s Basketball Team

Gerry Blakes

Co-Coaches of Year -  Quincy Brewer, San Bernardino Valley; Mike Lowe, Rio Hondo
Player of Year - Gerry Blakes, San Bernardino Valley, Soph.

First team
Adom Jacko, Chaffey, Soph.
Kevin Lawson, Victor Valley, Soph.
Leo Maidana, Rio Hondo, Fresh.
Javone Rabon, Barstow, Fresh.
Keith Smith, San Bernardino Valley, Soph.

Second team
Shawn Benn, Rio Hondo, Fresh.
Charles Callison, San Bernardino Valley, Fresh.
Tymarieh Dixon, San Bernardino Valley, Soph.
John Gilliam, Chaffey, Soph.
Kimani Lane, Victor Valley, Fresh.
Julina Nichols, Chaffey, Soph.

Local player faring well North of the border

Niang vs WWU

Simon Fraser University junior Sango Niang has been named the Player of the Week in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Niang, who led Chaffey to the community college state championship game a year ago, helped his team to a split last weekend with a win over Central Washington and the loss to Northwest Nazarene. He totaled 63 points and 21 assists in the two games.

In Thursday’s win Niang scored 36 points and added 21 assists leading the Clan to a 112-99 victory over CWU. He was only two rebounds away from his first career triple-double, as he recorded eight rebounds as well on the night.

On the season Niang is averaging 16.1 points and 5.7 assists for Simon Fraser, a Division II school located in Vancouver.

In the loss Niang, a graduate of Summit High School, tallied 27 points and 10 assists.

Over the weekend he made 19 of 29 field goal attempts and was a perfect 20 for 20 from the free-throw.

Chaffey men No. 2 in state JC poll

Here are the new state and regional basketball polls with a lot of local representation:

1. Fresno City (18-1)
2. Chaffey (18-3)
3. San Francisco (17-1)
4. Antelope Valley (16-3)
5. Santa Rosa (9-6)
6. Mt. San Jacinto (12-3)
7. Saddleback (15-3)
8. Yuba (10-4)
9. San Bernardino Valley (17-6)
10. Chabot (15-3)
11. Cosumnes River (14-4)
12. Irvine Valley (17-1)
13. Foothill (9-7)
14. Cuesta (13-7)
15. Citrus (9-4)
16. Ohlone (15-3)
17. Diablo Valley (13-3)
18. Cerritos (9-7)
19. Long Beach (10-6)
20. Cabrillo (11- 6)

South Regional
1. Chaffey
; 2. Antelope Valley; 3. Mt. San Jacinto; 4. Saddleback; 5. San Bernardino Valley; 6. Irvine Valley; 7. Cuesta; 8. Citrus; 9. Cerritos; 10. Long Beach; 11. Glendale; 12. East Los Angeles; 13. Pasadena; 14. LA Trade Tech; 15. tie, San Diego, Grossmont, Santa Ana.
Others – Canyons, LA Harbor, Imperial Valley, Miramar

Chaffey player headed North

Chaffey College sophomore forward Pape Seck has made a verbal commitment to NCAA Division II Simon Fraser University in Canada.

Seck, a native of Senegal, will joins a squad that includes junior guards Sango Niang and Justin Cole, who played at Chaffey last year with Seck on a team that finished as state runner-up.

Seck is averaging 3.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 11 minutes per game and is seen as an athlete raw in experience but with great potential.