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January 21, 2009 > Lady Gladiators playing average ball for the season

Lady Gladiators playing average ball for the season

By Biff Jones

For the Chabot Lady Gladiators basketball team, it has been a season playing near-.500 basketball in terms of wins and losses. They have never been more than two games over or under .500 at any time during the season.

Last week, they defeated sister college, Los Positas of Livermore, on the road, 79-45, then fell at home, 80-40, to Foothill of Los Altos Hills, both in Coast Conference-North Division (CCND) League play. For the season, they are now 2-2 in league and 10-11 overall. Other teams in CCND are City College of San Francisco (CCSF), College of San Mateo and Skyline of San Bruno.

Leading scorer for the Lady Gladiators is sophomore guard Rose Thompson, averaging nearly 21 points per game. She also leads the team in steals and is second in assists, behind freshman guard, Dezzirae Cafferata.

Cafferata is second in scoring, averaging near 14 points per game; the leading rebounder is sophomore forward, Sequoyah Reed; and freshman guard, Monica Garcia, leads the team in blocked shots.

For Head Coach Don Queyrel's charges, they need to start winning more home games (2-4) if they hope to have a shot at playing in the post season. Next up for Chabot is a road game against Skyline on January 16, followed by home games on Wednesday, Jan. 21, versus San Jose City College and a rematch with 24-1, CCSF, (their only loss was at home to Chabot) on Friday, Jan. 23. Both games tip off at 5:30 p.m. on the Chabot Campus.

On the men's side, the Gladiators started out the season going 7-2, including a five-game winning streak. However over their last eight games, it has been lose one, win one, etc., to make their record 2-1 in CCND league play, and 14-10 overall.

For the men hoopsters, the same teams are in their league as in the women's league except for San Mateo, and it also includes Ohlone of Fremont and Canada of Redwood City.

Head Coach Denny Aye's Gladiators defeated Canada last week, 71-65.They play at rival, Ohlone, on Wednesday, Jan. 21, then return home with another league game against Skyline on Friday, Jan. 23. Both games have 7 p.m. start times. In order to improve their post season chances, the men need to start putting together some more winning streaks.

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