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.
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)