Eric Mireri, guard for the College of Marin Men’s Basketball team was named Men’s Mariner of the month for December. The freshman from Albany High School posted excellent numbers in the final month of 2017 and was instrumental in the Mariners grabbing their first win of the season against De Anza College.
Mireri opened the month with a tough game against Victory Valley College on December 8th. He was efficient with eight points and five rebounds, while playing defense against the Rams’ best guard. He filled up the stat sheet against Feather River on December 9th, with seven points, five rebounds and four assists on the afternoon.
His best performance of the month came against De Anza College on December 13th as the Mariners outlasted the Dons 81-72. He poured in 15 points with three made three pointers and 6-8 from the free throw line. Mireri added four rebounds, one assist and one steal on the game.
In the Mariners’ Bay Valley Conference opener at Merritt, Mireri added 11 points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in his team’s loss to the Thunderbirds. The final game of the month and the year was at home against Mendocino on December 30th. He scored 16 points including three three pointers made, with four rebounds, an assist and a block in Marin’s 83-74 loss to the Eagles.
For the month of December, Mireri averaged 11.4 points per game, with 4.0 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game.
The Mariners are getting stronger through the New Year and Mireri is a large part of their success.