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Celebrations began Feb. 22 as the MiraCosta College men’s basketball team brought home the first conference championship in 15 years, with a 70-53 win over San Diego City College. Courtesy photo

MiraCosta takes basketball crown


OCEANSIDE —The MiraCosta College men’s basketball team clinched its first conference championship in 15 years, with a 70-53 win over San Diego City College Feb. 22.MiraCosta ranked eighth seed in the south and opened the state tournament on Friday at home against ninth seed East L.A. In addition, the men’s basketball team received five all-conference honors. Baptiste Boucharel and Declan Daly were voted on the first team. Dominique Moreno and Bryce Lenhart were voted on the second team and Lawrence Chamberlain received an honorable mention.

MiraCosta’s young roster has five sophomores: Baptiste Boucharel, Dominique Moreno, Andre Warren, Mike Franciscus, and Terence Lipps; and nine freshmen: Declan Daly, Bryce Lenhart, Lawrence Chamberlain, Marcus Hall, Fareed Ahmed, Thaddeus Gray, Travon Tucker, Garrett Brown and Austin Hershberger.

In addition, the women’s basketball has three all-conference honors. Angelina Hix and Megan Fennessy were both selected to the PCAC all-conference team and Savannah Summers was voted as an honorable mention.

The school’s last championship was when head coach Pat Conahan was a freshman playing for Coach Emeritus Clete Adelman, who coached at MiraCosta for 27 years. The Spartans marched on to the state playoffs with a 19-9 record and their Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship.

For more information, contact Head Coach Pat Conahan at