Men's Athletes of the Week
PCAC honors SBVC’s Glover, Mt. San Jac’s Brown
FEB. 13, 2017 - San Bernardino Valley College basketball player Tymorae Glover and Mt. San Jacinto basketball player Carl Brown have been selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference’s Men’s Athletes of the Week for Feb. 6-12.
Glover, a 6-foot-7 freshman out of San Bernardino High School, helped lead the Wolverines (23-5, 8-0 in conference) to two more victories as they clinched no worse than a tie for the PCAC North Division championship.
Glover scored 10 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and passed off for 3 assists as SBVC held off MiraCosta 78-70 on the road. Two nights later, he came back with 15 points and 6 assists as the Wolverines raced past College of the Desert 91-63 to run their win streak to 9 games.
Brown, a 6-foot-4 sophomore from Western High School in Louisville, Kentucky, led North Division second-place Mt. San Jacinto to wins over Palomar 79-60 and MiraCosta 93-88 as the Eagles (20-10, 6-2) ran their streak of consecutive 20-win seasons to 10.
Honorable mention was awarded Palomar tennis player Peter Trhac, Southwestern basketball player Richard Grove and Palomar basketball player Jackson Strong.
Trhac, a sophomore from Del Norte High School and the returning PCAC Men’s Player of the Year and defending conference singles champion and doubles champion (with Taylor Bryant), led the Comets to a season-opening 8-1 victory at Fullerton. Palomar gave Coach Ronnie Mancao a landmark 500th win in 32 seasons as a college coach. Trhac swept the Hornets’ Brandon Go 6-3, 6-1 in No. 1 singles and teamed with Kyle Lee to turn back Adrian Ternora and Bernardo Flores 8-2 in No. 1 doubles.
Grove, a 6-foot-2 sophomore guard from Utica (Michigan) High School, scored 18 points and hauled down 5 rebounds as Southwestern, coming off a victory over Cuyamaca two nights earlier, nearly upset the PCAC South’s runaway leader, San Diego City College. The Knights finally held off the Jaguars 71-69.
Strong, a 6-foot-4 freshman guard from Torrey Pines High School, scored 29 points and knocked down 8 three-pointers as Palomar stunned San Diego Miramar 99-98. The Comets led by 19 points twice in the second half before the Jets roared back to nearly win the game when a shot at the buzzer didn’t go in. Palomar played the final 1:06 of the game with only 4 players after 5 Comets fouled out. It was a huge upset win for Palomar, which has struggled during the conference season while battling injuries and ineligibilities. Miramar came into the game tied for second place with San Bernardino in the North Division and still in championship contention.