SANTA ANA, Calif. – When the game was on the line, the Santa Ana College Men's Basketball team made big plays to outlast the El Camino Warriors 131-130 in a double overtime thriller.
The Dons picked up their second win of the season while setting a couple of school records along the way. With 131 points, the team fell just shy of the school record of 132. The Dons did manage to set new records in the categories of field goals attempted (103) and total rebounds (73).
Sophomore forward Xavier Gunter set the tone by controlling the paint and crushing an individual school record for total rebounds with 29 on the night. The record was previously held by SAC Athletic Hall of Famer Corie Blount (21), who played in the NBA for several years. Gunter also added 20 points, 5 assists, three steals and two blocks to lead the Dons to the victory.
D' Caran Anderson was another Don that scored in the double digits, as he posted 16 points with eight rebounds and four assists while Chris Bailey contributed with 12 points, nine rebounds and two assists of his own.
With the win, the Dons improve to 2-1 on the season after hosting the first ever SAC/SCC Tipoff Tournament over the weekend. Santa Ana will travel to Long Beach on Thursday, Nov. 9th to play the Vikings at 6:00 p.m.