West Hills men's basketball team soaring to new heights at 14-4, and will face Columbia College in Saturday contest

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West Hils Golden Eagle Arena
West Hils Golden Eagle Arena

The men’s West Hills College Golden Eagles basketball team seems to be soaring to new heights in Central Valley Conference play. The Golden Eagles are currently tied for first place in the league standings with recent wins over Porterville College, Reedley, West Hills Coalinga, and Fresno City College. The men’s team is 14-4 overall and 4-1 in conference play. The local team is scheduled to play Columbia College today (Jan. 27) at 3 p.m. in the Golden Eagle Arena.

The West Hills women’s team is currently 4-13 overall and will host Merced College in a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

West Hills player, James Nichols, a formidable force on the court, leads the conference in rebounds per game, while Trey Booker-Lowery commands the Eagles’ scoring with an impressive 16 points per game. The team has established itself as a force to be reckoned with, leading the conference in three-point field goal percentage and rebounds per game.

“This remarkable achievement marks the first time in the program’s six-year history that the Golden Eagles proudly sit atop the league standings,” said Andrea Picchi, Associate Dean of Athletics at WHCL.

The community is invited to witness the Golden Eagles in action as they take the floor at the Golden Eagle Arena on January 27 at 3 p.m. and again on January 31, featuring the men’s game at 5 p.m. and the women’s game at 7 p.m. against Merced College.

The double-header on January 31 will be an event the whole community can enjoy. Local shelters, including Valley Animal Haven Lemoore, Gimme Love Animal Shelter Coalinga, and Avenal Animal Shelter, will be on-site, and the public can meet and adopt animals. Fundraising activities, such as a raffle for a TV and a shot-a-thon during halftime of both games, will contribute to these shelters.

“On January 31, we will spotlight our dedicated staff and faculty during Staff and Faculty Appreciation Night, and staff will be honored before the first game,” said Picchi.

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