Anybody who goes six for seven from three-point range deserves credit, and that credit goes to Glendale’s Nate Bryant.
His clutch shooting brought the Vaqueros back from a 12-point, second-half deficit to cut the lead to two with under a minute to play.
But Santa Monica College’s Johnell Young was clutch from the free throw line to seal the Corsair’s 97-91 victory on Saturday night.
Bryant finished the night with 22 points to lead all scorers, but the Corsairs 60 percent shooting from the field was too much to overcome.
Young led the Corsairs with 18 points, while Esvan Middleton put together 14 points and seven rebounds. Travis Damuth also had 14 points and seven rebounds and two blocks, Lee Lark had 12 points and eight assists, Julian Wheeler had 12 points and Jesse Armstrong had 11 points.
Nick Rhodes helped out Bryant with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Soreen DerBoghosian-Pakajaki had 14 points and 13 rebounds, Mike Johnson had 14 points and Robert Henry had 10 points, four assists and three steals.
SMC will play at Canyons Wednesday night at 7 p.m.