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2014-15 Season

Palomar beats Pasadena for 3rd at Ventura

VENTURA (11-08-2014) -- Jeremy Franklin (left) scored 17 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and made the all-tournament team on Saturday as the Palomar men's basketball team defeated Pasadena City College 73-68 for third place in the We Play Hard Tournament at Ventura College.

James Sampson had 13 points and nine assists for the Comets.

The host Pirates overcame a Palomar lead to down the Comets 66-61 in the championship semifinals on Friday night, after coach John O'Neill's squad won by 15 points over Santa Barbara City College on Thursday.

Sampson added 13 points and six assists in the Ventura game. Deven Riley (above right)contributed 12 points.

PC rolls in opener; double-double for Franklin

VENTURA (11-06-2014) -- Led by a double-double by returning All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Northern Division first-team all-conference selection Jeremy Franklin (left), Palomar tipped off its men's basketball season Thursday with a dominating victory.

The Comets defeated Santa Barbara City College 75-60 behind Franklin's 20 points and 10 rebounds in the first round of the eight-team We Play Hard Tournament at Ventura College's Athletic Event Center.

James Sampson (right), another returnee who was making his first start at point guard, contributed 16 points and seven assists in the win. Redshirt freshman Chris Sorapuru had 11 points and seven rebounds.

The victory puts Palomar into the championship semifinals on Friday at 7 p.m. against tournament favorite Ventura, the tournament host. The Pirates won Thursday's late game from Los Angeles Valley 86-76.

Palomar product Chris Gorman (No. 3) celebrates after he led Vanguard University to a 70-65 win over Emmanual College of Franklin Springs, Georgia in last season's NAIA national championship game in Kansas City. -- Courtesy photo

PC alum Gorman back at NAIA champ Vanguard

SAN MARCOS  (10-24-2014) -- Former Palomar standout  Chris Gorman, the star of the Lions' 70-65 victory over Emmanuel College of Franklin Springs, Georgia in last season's NAIA national championship game at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, returns as a senior for the Lions.

Gorman had 18 points and five rebounds in the national championship game and was selected to the all-tournament team.

Gorman averaged 15.6 points last season as Vanguard's second-leading scorer, 3.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists as the Lions went 32-6.

Player Previous Teams 4-YEAR TEAM
Joe Vaz Rancho Buena Vista HS, Palomar College of Idaho
Calvin Smith Glendora HS, Palomar Sonoma State University
Chris Gorman El Camino HS, Palomar Vanguard University
Aaron Roedl Great Oak HS, Palomar Point Loma Nazarene University


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