CENTREVILLE, MICHIGAN – The Ancilla men’s basketball season completed their 2010-2011 campaign with a loss at Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference foe Glen Oaks Community College by a score of 88-68.
The Chargers fell behind early and went into the locker room trailing 45-23. With eight minutes remaining, they had cut the lead to eight, but that was as close as it would get.
Antonio Cannon came away with 30 points and was the only Charger in double digits. Joby Renbarger pulled down eleven rebounds to lead Ancilla and also dropped in eight points. Isaiah Christy added nine points, while Ellis Cole and Michael Hornback each finished with eight.
“Their pressure forced us into hurried mistakes in the first half,” began Ancilla coach Greg Neeley. “We struggled to find an offensive rhythm early in the game, and Glen Oaks took full advantage. We played a much better second half and put some real game pressure on them late. We just didn’t make enough plays to get over our big first half deficit.”
The Chargers and first year coach Greg Neeley, who lived under the moniker of “Tradition Starts Now” throughout the season, set the standard for future teams to build upon. Ancilla finishes the season at 6-18 overall and 5-11 in the MCCAA West. During conference play, Ancilla beat two of the top three teams in the MCCAA West, but finished the season one win shy of a Region Tournament berth. Their five wins ties Ancilla’s second highest win total in league play since joining the MCCAA West in 2000 and is the highest win total for any last place team in the league in that same span.