ARC men’s basketball drops it’s fourth straight game to start the season against Lassen

Tyrell Minor, Jaden Burgess-Jones and Devon Haynes combine for 40 points in the loss


Guard Devon Haynes in possession of the ball during the second half of American River College’s game against Lassen on Nov. 11. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

The American River College men’s basketball team lost to the Lassen Community College basketball team on Nov. 11 at home by a score of 71-58.

The team is currently on a four-game losing streak to start the season with a record of 0-4.

The bright spots for ARC were Tyrell Minor, who racked up 14 points, Jaden Burgess-Jones, who scored 11 points and Devon Haynes with 15 points.

ARC never had a lead throughout the game, as Lassen College came out shooting from the start.

Both teams racked up fouls throughout the game, with 14 combined in the first half and 20 combined in the second half for both teams.

Despite the loss, ARC guard Burgess-Jones kept his energy and intensity consistent throughout the game, even diving into the bleachers at one point in the second half to keep the ball in the court to give ARC an opportunity to score.

“I love competing, I work for everything I have. I’m competing just to compete and reach the next level,” Burgess-Jones said.

Burgess-Jones says he doesn’t see himself toning it down anytime soon, as they head up north to Shasta College for the Shasta Invitational later this week.

“The past few games we’ve been down in the second half, so I want to keep my energy up and help my teammates and I succeed,” Burgess-Jones said.

Freshman and Kinesiology major, Devon Haynes agreed with that same formula.

“With energy, that’s [how] will get our momentum going,” Haynes said.

ARC recorded more rebounds than Lassen College, as they collected 41, but the turnovers are one of the reasons why they weren’t able to come back as they committed 21 and Lassen committed 15.

Lassen made 52% of its 3-pointers and 46% of its free throws.

The team’s next game is on Nov. 22 against Columbia College in Sonora.