Torrance, Calif. – Behind a game-high 21 points from sophomore Kyvonte Davis, the No. 5 El Camino College Compton Center men's basketball team finished the regular season with a 26-5 record after a 105-86 rout of Long Beach City College on Saturday afternoon in the North Gym on the campus of El Camino College.
After being forced to relocate to a neutral site due to facility issues, the Tartars, who had already clinched the outright South Coast Conference South Division title on Wednesday, finish 2017 with a league record of 9-1.
The Tartars outhustled the Vikings, counting 23 points on 23 offensive rebounds of the team's 57 total, and tallying 74 points in the paint. ECC Compton Center led by as many as 21 in the second half after walking into the locker room at half with a 59-45 edge.
Sophomore Michael Chavers provided a huge offensive spark for ECC Compton Center with 17 points off the bench, adding his first double-double of the season with 11 rebounds, five assists, and two steals. And sophomore DaJion Henderson added the team's other double-double with 15 points and a game-high 12 boards.
Long Beach's Breamon Richard led the Vikings (7-19, 3-7) with 18 points.
The Tartars will await their playoff fate, to be announced on Monday, Feb. 20. All-Conference awards will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 19.
ECC Compton Center Notes: The 2017 South Coast Conference championship is the second outright title in school history; first under head coach Keith Higgins … Sophomore DaJion Henderson earned his fifth double-double of the season; third in conference play … Sophomore Michael Chavers tallied his fourth career double-double; first of the season … Sophomore Kyvonte Davis has counted five 20-plus point games this season; four happening in the last five games … The team has counted nine 100-plus point games – all wins – with six in conference play … ECC Compton Center is 8-0 on the road this season … The last time ECC Compton Center earned 26 wins in a season was the 1999-00 season when it finished 26-5 overall … Sophomore Alonzo Taylor has counted double-digit points games in all but one conference contest … In South Coast Conference play, the Tartars finished No. 1 for points per game (102.1), field goals made per game (38.7), free throw attempts per game (26.5) and steals per game (13.1) … The team is No. 1 in the state for total points (2,848), points per game (94.9), field goals made per game (35.9) and steals per game (12.5).