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Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

ARC men’s basketball assistant coach Kenny Thomas talks to ARC forward David O’Looney during the game against San Joaquin Delta on Feb. 11.  (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Heather Amberson

March 16, 2020

“With all the knowledge that I have over the last 20 to 30 years plus of playing basketball, being able to come in here and give these kids some knowledge from what I’ve learned and help them better themselves [is what made me want to start coaching].”  Kenny Thomas, a former NBA player, has found...

ARC men’s basketball falls short in home finale

Guard Jair Lang went down with a leg injury in the second half with 15:40 left to go, thankfully he was okay and did return to the game. ARC lost the game 83-72 on Feb. 13, 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Brandon Zamora

February 20, 2020

In a tough match where both teams fought until the very end, the American River College men’s basketball team fell short in its game against Diablo Valley College on Feb. 13, losing via a final score of 83-72 in its home finale of the regular season. The team got off to a quick start by scoring...

ARC Men’s Basketball team loses at home

American River guard Jair Lang directs the offense in a game against San Joaquin Delta College on February 11, 2020. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Heather Amberson

February 18, 2020

The American River College men’s basketball team was defeated at home by San Joaquin Delta College, 80-66 on Feb. 11.  The first half was a hard-fought back and forth contest. ARC came out hot and hit a couple of early baskets, but San Joaquin Delta came right back with baskets of its own. Going i...

Beavers lose at home, 75-64

Sophomore Jashon Lewis works with teammate freshman David O’Looney to get a rebound in their game against Sacramento City College on Jan 24, 2020. (Photo by Josh Ghiorso)

Josh Ghiorso

January 30, 2020

The American River College men’s basketball team was defeated at home by one of its biggest rivals, Sacramento City College with a score of 75-64 on Jan. 24. The entire game was a fight. ARC scrapped for the ball up and down the court, each team fighting hard as the local rivalry between the tw...

Ballin’ Beavers shooting for victory this season

American River College forward Chris Cagle attempts a dunk in a home game against the Redwoods College basketball team on Nov. 7, 2019. (Photo by Colin Bartley)

Oden Taylor

November 25, 2019

It’s that time of year again, as the American River College men’s basketball team gears up for another season. Mark Giorgi, ARC’s basketball coach for the last 21 years, said he is excited about the new season but the team has undergone many changes since the last.  “It’s an unsure feeling right now,” Gi...

Three ARC men’s basketball players land scholarship offers

American River College players look on during a three-on-three scrimmage at practice at ARC on Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

May 15, 2019

The American River College men’s basketball team is coming off a strong 2018-2019 campaign as it heads into next season. The Beavers finished last season with a record of 16-12, advancing to the second round of the NorCal Regional Playoffs where they were eliminated by the Gavilan College Rams. Th...

ARC heads to playoffs after big win versus Sierra College

American River College guard, Kareem Clark, defends another player against the Sierra College basketball team on Feb 28, at American River College. (Photo by Breawna Maynard)

Breawna Maynard

March 6, 2019

The American River College men’s basketball team finished off its regular season, heading into the playoffs after a win with a score of 95-91 against Sierra College on Feb. 22. Both teams played a close game, holding a score that was only two to four points apart throughout the first two quarte...

ARC survives close playoff game against Merritt College

American River College freshman Kareem Clark looks for a pass while being guarded during the first round of the NorCal Regional Playoffs against Merritt Community College on Feb. 27, 2019 at ARC. The Beavers won the game, 79-69, and move on to play Gavilan College in Gilroy, on March 2. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Gabe Carlos

March 2, 2019

After almost losing its double-digit lead, the American River College men’s basketball team let Merritt Community College hang around until the very end until ARC came out victorious (79-69) in the first round of the Northern California Regional Playoffs, on Feb. 27 at ARC. ARC started the matc...

Mens basketball in pursuit of a playoff berth

Guard Jermaine Henderson drives to the basket during practice at American River College on Feb.6, 2019. (Photos by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

February 13, 2019

After a season high five-game losing skid, the American River College men’s basketball team is coming off a two-game winning streak and are hoping that this momentum can carry them into the playoffs. The team is coming off a 24-point win over Diablo Valley College on Feb. 5 and now have their s...

Bigger roster, bigger goals for ARC men’s basketball

Sophomore L.J. Smith dunks at practice during warmups as the Beavers prepare for the new season at American River College on Oct. 30, 2018. (Photo By Felix Oliveros)

Felix Oliveros

November 5, 2018

Last season didn’t end on the highest of notes for the American River College men’s basketball team. Injuries plagued the Beavers as they saw their number of active players dwindle down to just six by the end of their 5-19-1 season. Nevertheless, last season remains in 2017, and this winter bring...

Beavers lose in a close game by just three points

American River College guard Lawerence Smith shoots a free throw during a game against Modesto on Feb. 9. ARC lost 78-75. (Photo by Alondra Botello)

Alexis Warren

February 13, 2018

The American River College men’s basketball team lost 78-75 to Modesto Junior College on Feb. 9 after guard Lawrence Smith failed to sink an attempted three-pointer within the last few seconds of the game. The game started off with the Beavers winning the jump ball and Smith scoring the first bas...

Men’s basketball defeats Santa Rosa

American River College guard Jermaine Henderson shouts instructions to his teammates during a game against Santa Rosa Junior College on Jan. 27 at ARC. ARC won 68-57 to get its 12th win of the season. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Cheyenne Drury

January 31, 2017

Sophomore guard Richard Reed, scored half of the points for American River College’s men’s basketball team and led the team to victory against Santa Rosa, on Friday with a final score of 68-57. Freshman Baidi Kamagate scored 12 points, the second highest amount of points. Although he produced f...

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