Big 8 Conference

The 2019-2020 season saw four teams from the Big 8 Conference make the post season. Santa Rosa was one of the last teams standing and found themselves in the Elite Eight in Lemoore before Covid 19 shut down the season. Sacramento, Diablo Valley and San Joaquin Delta all made the post season. The Big 8 is one of the most competitive conferences and we do not see it being any…

October 21, 2021

South Coast South Conference

Last season in the South Coast South Conference, Cerritos and Los Angeles Southwest were the co champions. Both teams went on to make the post season as Cerritos came within one game of making the Elite Eight. Long Beach won 18 games but failed to make the post season and the other three teams did not finish above .500. This upcoming season, the South Coast South Conference looks to be…

October 20, 2021

Coast South Conference

The 2019-2020 season saw one team make the post season from the Coast South Conference. West Valley won the conference with an 8-4 record and beat Cabrillo twice which gave them the tiebreaker. Cabrillo won 16 games finished with the same record in conference action but failed to make the post season. Monterey which was 7-5 in conference action lost their last two games and fell to a third place…

October 19, 2021

Pacific Coast Athletic Conference

Pacific Coast Athletic Conference 2021-2022 Season Preview The 2019-2020 season saw four teams from the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference finish with an above .500 record. Southwestern College finished undefeated in conference and fielded the highest seed going into the post season. San Diego City College and Palomar both made the post season and MiraCosta finished the season above .500 as well. This upcoming season it appears the guard has changed…

October 18, 2021

Golden Valley Conference Preview

In 2019-2020, the Golden Valley Conference had two teams make the post season as College of the Redwoods and Butte both represented the conference in the post season. College of the Redwoods came within one game of making the elite eight and the Northern California school made one of the biggest one season turn arounds we have ever saw. After going winless in the 2018-2019 season, Redwoods won 22 games…

October 15, 2021

Western State North Conference Preview

In 2019-2020 the Western State North Conference had four teams that finished over .500. Ventura, Allan Hancock, Moorpark, and Los Angeles Pierce all finished the season with winning records. Two of those four teams made it to the post season as Ventura and Allan Hancock were playoff teams. Ventura which finished conference play with an undefeated record went into to the post season as the 9th seed and suffered a…

October 14, 2021

Bay Valley Conference Preview

The last five seasons, the Bay Valley Conference has been dominated by Yuba College. The 49ers have been at the top of the conference as Yuba has been the cream of the crop and a top program in the state. In the 2019-2020 season, the last full season in California junior college basketball, the Bay Valley Conference sent 4 teams to the post season. Yuba, Mendocino, Los Medanos and Alameda…

October 13, 2021

STLB October Plans…

After attending the Southern California Junior College jamboree over the weekend, Signal The Light Basketball has set tentative plans for October as the regular season approaches. The number one source for news regarding California junior college basketball will begin their conference previews beginning in mid October. From 2014-2018, Signal The Light Basketball did conference previews for each conference throughout the state and after two years away it will not be…

September 21, 2021

STLB to cover Socal Showcase

Signal The Light Basketball will be in Irvine over the weekend to cover the Southern California Fall Juco Jamboree. The biggest junior college event on the west coast will begin Friday at 3pm and will end on Sunday early evening. College coaches around the nation are expected to be in attendance to watch over 50 teams participate at the event. This will be the first time a lot of teams…

September 15, 2021

Jerry Hernandez and the Laser experience

Going into year twenty five as a head coach is quite the accomplishment in a profession that lacks longevity. Staying at the same college in the same profession gives you an idea about the loyalty of an individual. Jerry Hernandez has has been the leader of the mens basketball program at Irvine Valley College since 1995. The Lasers have been to post season 15 times, and he has put together…

September 15, 2021