Basketball players Ron Blain from Grossmont College and Matt Meyers of Palomar are Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men's Athletes of the Week for January 22nd through January 28th.
Blain, a 6-foot-5 sophomore forward from Union Grove High School in McDonough, Georgia, led the Griffins to a pair of wins as they advanced to 15-7 overall and 4-1 in the PCAC South. Along the way, the Griffins remained hot on the tail of defending state champion and current state No. 2-ranked San Diego City College.
In a 76-54 win over East County rival Cuyamaca and an 82-77 victory over Southwestern that pinned the Jaguars to their first loss in their new, state of the art gym, Blain totaled 43 points, 16 rebounds and 8 assists and took 5 charges.
"He provided great leadership at both ends of the floor while playing out of position," coach Doug Weber said.
Meyers, a 6-foot-8 post player from San Marcos High School by way of a season at San Diego Miramar College and a stint in the Army, scored 43 points and hauled in 22 rebounds as the Comets downed rival MiraCosta 99-80 on the road and won 83-70 over College of the Desert at the Palomar Dome in a pair of PCAC North games.
Meyers took the ball inside against MiraCosta as he contributed 33 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists.
Against COD, Meyers totaled 10 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double and went 8-for-10 from the free throw line.
He leads the PCAC North in rebounds at 8.9 per game on the season and 11.0 per game in conference play.
Eric De La Rosa, Baseball, Grossmont: The sophomore left fielder from Mount Miguel High School, who originally arrived at the G-House after a short stay at San Jose State, tripled into the right field corner and scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Griffins a 5-4 season-opening victory over visiting West Los Angeles.
De La Rosa went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored for the defending state community college champions.
The G-House trailed 4-2 entering the bottom of the ninth, when they scored 3 runs