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College Update: Garrett paving way for sixth-ranked College of Idaho

Former Glendale college men's basketball player is averaging 14 points, 7.4 rebounds per contest.

February 14, 2014|By Charles

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Antonio Garrett (Glendale Community College, 2012) College of Idaho men’s basketball senior: Things have been going quite well for Garrett and the Yotes, who moved up two notches to sixth in the latest NAIA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll. Heading into Friday, College of Idaho is 21-5 and 12-2 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference and it’s the highest it’s been in the poll since a fifth-place spot in 2005.

Garrett, a forward, enjoyed a nice effort for the Yotes on Feb. 7 against Eastern Oregon in a home conference game. Garrett finished with a team-high 15 points to lead College of Idaho to a 67-54 victory. He notched 11 first-half points to help the Yotes build a 35-26 advantage. Garrett made a pair of three-pointers and finished with seven defensive rebounds to spark the Yotes to their eighth consecutive win.


College of Idaho needs one more win to clinch at least a share of the regular season conference championship for the first time since 2004.

In 12 games, which includes 10 starts, Garrett is averaging 14 points and 7.4 rebounds.

The Yotes also feature former Vaquero Demetrius Perkins, a junior guard. Perkins is averaging 14.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, to go along with 44 steals and 17 blocks.

Coltrane Powdrill (Crescenta Valley High, 2010) California Lutheran University men’s basketball junior: Powdrill, a former All-Area Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year, and the Kingsmen have already posted 17 wins with two regular season games remaining.

Powdrill has been a force to be reckoned with, as he’s averaging a team-best 16.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest. He’s started all 23 games.

Powdrill finished with 16 points in Cal Lutheran’s 80-76 overtime loss against host La Verne on Feb. 8 in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game. In a conference home game against Caltech on Feb. 5, Powdrill had eight points and 10 rebounds in a 63-60 win. Powdrill made a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left in overtime to seal the victory.

In the Kingsmen’s 74-61 home conference win versus Pomona-Pitzer on Feb. 1, Powdrill recorded 11 points and five rebounds.

The Kingsmen are 17-6 and 8-6 in conference entering a conference home contest against Whittier at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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