The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.

You’re probably going to experience some growing pains after a 36-year layoff.

The College of San Mateo men’s basketball team got off to a tough start, dropping its first three games of 2019-20 at the City College of San Francisco Tournament. The Bulldogs still made a little history, though, as Friday’s game against Santa Rosa Junior College marked their first return to the court since 1983.

CSM fell 77-74 in last Friday’s opener, closing a 13-point halftime deficit to make it close down the stretch. Freshman guard Bobby Arenas (Riordan-SF) turned in a sharp debut, totaling team-highs with 16 points, seven rebounds and three steals while adding three assists.

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