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The Southwestern College Jaguars squad is loaded with experienced sophomores including three all-conference returners, three scholarship college transfers and highly touted freshmen. They are seeking their 10th Pacific Coast Conference championship (most in conference history) and 18th post-season birth under head coach John Cosentino.
This team comes in with a great deal of size and talent, including 13 players 6’3 or taller. These players made it through a grueling summer weight lifting and conditioning program by Antony Veglia, Strength and Conditioning Coach. His goals were to increase their size, strength, and stamina. They also pushed through individual skill workouts with Assistant Coach Walt Felusme, preparing them to compete at the highest level.
As one of the best defensive teams in the state they will use their height and quickness to pressure other teams into turnovers and create easy scoring opportunities.
On the offensive side, Assistant Coaches Kyle Colwell and Domenic Cosentino have implemented a high-octane system utilizing the players speed and athleticism; this system will help ensure another conference title.
February 4, 2014
Shawn Lathan, a 6-foot-5 freshman forward from Hoover High School, dumped in 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Southwestern over MiraCosta 70-65.
He also scored 14 points to tie for game scoring honors for both teams in a 56-52 loss to Palomar.
December 10, 2013
Jimmie Elder-Chapman helped lead Southwestern to the consolation championship at the Grossmont tournament. The 6-foot-6 freshman forward from Mission Bay High School scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a 74-61 loss to Cerritos in the first round. He came back with 26 points, going 11-for-13 from the field, in an 84-66 victory over Cypress, then had 12 points, six boards and four steals as the Jaguars downed West L.A. 60-57 for the consolation title.
December 3, 2013
Shawn Lathan, a 6-foot-5 freshman forward from Hoover High School, scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half as Southwestern came from behind to beat host Palomar 68-56 in the championship semifinals of the 9th Palomar Thanksgiving Tournament. The Jaguars, who opened the tournament with a 62-58 win over Fullerton, advanced to the finals where they dropped a 69-47 decision to Saddleback.