ARC men’s basketball team loses to College of the Siskiyous 67-47

Beavers scored first, but struggled from there


Beavers forward Obinna Ibewiro makes the first basket of the game though ARC would lose 67-47 to Siskiyous on Nov. 10. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

The American River College men’s basketball team faced College of the Siskiyous Eagles on Nov. 10 at home, losing 67-47. 

Though ARC forward,Obinna Ibewiro, scored the first basket of the game, baskets didn’t come easy for the team. 

Ten seconds after ARC made its first basket, Siskiyous scored its first points and kept a constant flow of scoring. 

ARC’s basketball team didn’t score over 50 points for a third consecutive game. 

There was a height disadvantage between the two teams.

“Our team isn’t as tall as the [Siskiyous] team,” ARC guard Tyrell Minor said.

According to Minor, the height difference is something they will work on in practice.

The players still have a positive attitude even though they have not won a game this season. 

“The season has just begun,” Jadon Amiot, ARC guard, said. “We can learn and make changes.”

As a new team they understand that they need to make adjustments within their play.

“It’s about us putting in the time and effort,” Amiot said.

ARC scored 25 points in the first half, and 22 points in the second half. They made 7 of 12 free throws.

Siskiyous scored 38 points in the first half, and 29 points in the second half. They made 13 of 18 free throws. 

Due to COVID-19’s shutdown of the school system, this is one of the first basketball seasons where fans are able to come watch their teams. 

Fans can go to to purchase tickets or can purchase tickets at the door, but cash is not accepted. ARC students, faculty and staff with valid ARC identification can get in for free. Senior citizens, high school, junior high and elementary students are $7 and general admission is $10. 

The next game is Dec. 13, at ARC when the team hosts College of Alameda at 6 p.m.