Rams get top seed for Northern California Playoffs; earn eight Coast Conference postseason honors

Photo by Eric Sun
Photo by Eric Sun


The state championship run for the City College of San Francisco men's basketball team will finally begin later this week. On Sunday, the Rams were named the No. 1 seed for the upcoming Northern California Regional Playoffs.

CCSF received a bye in the opening round and will host No. 17 Butte College in a second-round game on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. The contest will be a part of a playoff doubleheader as the Rams women's basketball team is also set to host a second-round contest at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices for the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) postseason game at Brad Duggan Court at the Wellness Center are $12 for general admission and $8 for all identified students, faculty, staff, senior citizens age 60 and over, and children under 12 years old. Tickets can be purchased online in advance at the CCSF Tickets Page. The game will also be streamed live online for free by NorCalSportsTV.

CCSF recently wrapped up its 12th consecutive Coast Conference North Division championship with a 13-1 record. The Rams enter the postseason with an impressive 25-3 overall mark and are 11-1 at home this season.

The Rams will look to win back-to-back state championships after racing to a 32-1 final overall record last season and head coach Justin Labagh's fourth state title.

Butte defeated No. 16 Ohlone 72-66 in a first-round game on Wednesday to earn the right to advance. Butte took second place in the Golden Valley Conference at 6-4 and enters Saturday's contest with a 15-13 overall record. CCSF won 98-76 over Butte at the San Joaquin Delta College Holiday Tournament in their lone meeting this season.

Two wins are needed by the Rams to advance to the CCCAA State Championships on March 9-12 at West Hills College Lemoore in Lemoore.


Following the close of the regular season, the Rams totaled eight All-Coast Conference North Division postseason awards:

Coach of the Year: Justin Labagh

Most Valuable Player:
Mezziah Oakman

Te'Jon Sawyer
EJ Neal
Jamir Thomas

All-Defensive Team
MVP: EJ Neal
Mezziah Oakman

All-Freshman Team
CJ Hardy