NORTHEAST GLENDALE — For the first time in six years, the Glendale Community College men's basketball team topped one of the best programs in the Western State Conference Southern Division.
And Vaquero Coach Brian Beauchemin wasn't there to see the end of it.
That's because he was ejected in the second half of Saturday's 72-70 home victory against Citrus College, the three-time defending division champions and the fifth-ranked team in the state.
Beauchemin missed a physical, and at times, ugly contest.
Glendale college (14-5, 3-0 in the division) held a 41-36 lead with 17 minutes remaining when Beauchemin protested a charging call on Vaquero sophomore Demetrius Perkins. The referee handed him a technical and a few seconds later, the veteran coach was assessed another one for talking back. It marked the first time that Beauchemin had been ejected from a game in his 45-year coaching career.