MSJC Men Win on Charlie Silvas Night

The MSJC basketball teams honored the life and contributions of Charles "B-bop" Silvas on Wednesday night between games and the men's team followed the celebration with a 91-73 win over San Diego Miramar.SilvasfamilyonB-bopNight-19.jpg

The celebration between games included a short video, a presentation from MSJC Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz and Dean of Athletics Patrick Springer to the Silvas family, as well as a few words from Charlie's daughter Dondi.  B-bop was a long-time member of the MSJC community, where he was an athlete, a coach, a parent, and a generous benefactor.  Charlie was enshrined in the MSJC Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017 as the inaugural​ recipient of the President's Award.  Mr. Silvas passed away in May.

As for the game the Eagles continued their stellar play as they built a 9 point lead at halftime and never relinquished it on their way to victory.  Justin Holiday led the offensive effort with 25 points while Deshawn Millington added 15.  David Thompson had a strong game from his point guard position with 17 points, 10 assists, and 5 rebounds.  Luka Filipovic had a game high 13 rebounds for the Eagles.

MSJC is now 17-2 overall on the season and improve to 2-0 in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division play, Miramar fell to 11-9 and 0-2.  The Eagles will be back in action on Friday when they host Palomar as part of a doubleheader with the women's team.  The women's game will tip at 5 pm with the men to follow at 7.

Between games of last night's basketball doubleheader the MSJC Athletic Department had a celebration honoring Charles "B-bop" Silvas who passed away in May.  Charlie was a former MSJC athlete, coach, mentor, and benefactor through the years.  Pictured are from left to right; Charlie's son Charles Jr., his wife Yvonne, his daughter Denise, his daughter Dondi, MSJC Dean of Athletics Patrick Springer and on the micraphone MSJC Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz.  (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)