Cougars Look to Continue Momentum in WSC Tournament

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COC looks to dominate at home as they have done so far this season, with an 8-2 record at home.
COC looks to dominate at home as they have done so far this season, with an 8-2 record at home.

For coach, Howard Fisher and the Cougars, the 2012-13 campaign has undoubtedly been a successful one. Not only did the Cougars clinch the Western State Conference, they have practically been unbeatable since the beginning of January, winning 10 of their last 11 games.

They have managed to win the close games that come down to the wire; something that coach Fisher feels shows growth and maturity in his team.

“They have grown a lot; I think that’s been the biggest difference aside from their comfort level within the offense,” says coach Fisher.

It is clear to see that there is a bond in place that has allowed them to trust one another on the court.

Having two Division 1 transfers in Temjae Singleton and Jaylen Bland doesn’t hurt either.

Temjae Singleton transferred from New Mexico State University in 2011, and Jaylen Bland transferred from Murray State University in the fall of 2012.

Although the Cougars feature plenty of talent, size and athleticism has been a huge part of their success this season. Earlier in the year, it was easy to tell the team was lacking a bit of chemistry in terms of their ball movement; however that quickly changed, and the current Cougar team looks to be the complete opposite.

“Everyone’s comfortable with their own role within the offense. That wasn’t the case a few months ago.”

Whatever the difference has been, one thing is for sure, this Cougar team has an advantage in many key facets no matter who they play. It was only a matter of a group of talented individuals, playing like a team, and they have certainly done that.

Tigran Martirosyan

Tigran Martirosyan is a broadcast-journalist, aspiring to be an on-air affiliate reporter, anchor, and broadcaster, that is currently a broadcast and print journalist for Cougar News (College of the Canyons), and the Santa Clarita Valley. By fall of 2014, he will enroll into Cal State University of Northridge, and become a member of Valley View News. Throughout his time at College of the Canyons, Tigran has interned for various stations such as, KABC-TV, ESPN Los Angeles, and SCVTV. Following his internships, he worked as a production assistant at KABC-TV, and is currently a producer, editor, and reporter at Yokal Sports Los Angeles. Prior to graduating CSUN, he will seek yet another production assistant position, and find employment at a major network affiliate after receiving his Bachelors in Broadcast-Journalism & Business.

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