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COC NOTEBOOK: HOME ISN'T HELPFUL FOR COC.

Byline: Erik Boal Special to the Daily News

The College of the Canyons men's basketball team might want to petition Western State Conference officials to stage all of its games against West L.A. College on the road or at a neutral site.

That's because West L.A., from Culver City, boasts a better record (4-0) this season at COC's Cougar Cage than does COC (8-2).

West L.A., which won three games en route to the Cougar Holiday Classic championship in late December, returned last weekend to Santa Clarita and defeated COC 76-72 in overtime. It was the Cougars' first WSC South Division loss.

Dabo Kabov, who scored 20 points to lead West L.A. (14-10, 5-3), hit a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime.

J.R. Martinez, who scored 19 points, had six of the Oilers' 10 overtime points to halt COC's eight-game winning streak. The Cougars (14-8, 7-1) rebounded with a 77-72 victory Wednesday at Valley (10-14, 5-3) to retain a two-game lead in the South Division.

COC, which rallied to win several close games in the first half of divisional play, led West L.A. 61-55 with two minutes to play.

University of Houston-bound forward Carlton Spencer's 3-pointer gave the Cougars - ranked No. 20 in the state by the California Community College Men's Basketball Coaches Association - an advantage with 26 seconds remaining.

Martinez scored on West L.A.'s next possession, and Spencer, who scored 16 points with eight rebounds and eight assists, made two free throws with 11 seconds left for a three-point COC lead.

In the five-minute overtime, West L.A. built a three-point lead before a pair of steals by Spencer helped COC take a 72-71 lead.

West L.A. regained the lead on free throws, and Spencer missed two 3- point attempts at the end of the game.

COC today plays host to Santa Monica (9-13, 0-7) at 5:30 p.m. The Cougars rallied from a 22-point halftime deficit Jan. 12 to beat Santa Monica 86-82.

--Back on track: After ending its first three-game WSC South Division losing streak in a decade, the COC women's basketball team responded with two of its most impressive victories of the season.

The Cougars defeated West L.A. and Valley to remain tied for second place with Bakersfield (14-9, 5-3). Citrus (18-6, 8-0), winner of 10 in a row, is in first place.

COC defeated host Valley 65-40 Wednesday night, its second 25-point victory this season over the Monarchs (13-13, 3-5). The Cougars won 99-74 on Jan. 8.

COC (13-10, 5-3) stopped its losing streak last weekend with a 92-62 victory over West L.A. (10-11, 3-5). Four Cougars scored in double figures.

Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607

erik.boal(at)dailynews.com
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