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November 23, 2010 > Ohlone, Chabot athletics move into winter season

Ohlone, Chabot athletics move into winter season

By Gary van den Heuvel

Ohlone College

Both the men's and women's basketball teams have entered the 2010-11 season with high hopes. For the men, who were last season's Coast Conference North champions, won four of five before dropping its last two.

Over the weekend of Nov. 19 through 21, the Renegades were at Shasta College for their weekend tournament. On Friday, Nov. 19, Ohlone destroyed American River College 80-59 in the first round of the tournament. Lavon Grey led the way with 15 points for the winners, and his teammates Scott Kenny and Sharod Grey kicked in 12 and 11 respectively. However, a tough 73-69 loss to Merritt sent Ohlone to the third place game against Santa Rosa on Nov. 21, where they were handed a second-straight defeat, 77-60.

Coach Julia Allender of the women's team hopes to win a third consecutive Coast Conference title, and if her team performs the way they did against Feather River College, a third title won't be too much to expect. The Renegades laid waste to host Feather River, 71-37. Alexous Robinson scored 13 points and pulled down five rebounds in the win, and Elise Spain also added 13 as the Renegades improved to 4-4 in the preseason.

Soccer season came to an end for the women's soccer team in the first round of the CCCAA Regional championships when the No. 15-seeded Renegades lost 3-0 to No. 2 Fresno City.

For the men's team, George Mayer II was recognized as the MVP forward of the South Division. Mayer was the Renegades' most potent offensive threat of the season, with 13 goals scored and five assists. Jose "Danny" Ulloa and Mayer were named First Team All Conference players. Sophomore Jarod Fluke (6 goals, 2 assists) was named Second Team All Conference. Freshman Carlos Contreras was also named Second Team All Conference player.

Chabot College

The men's basketball team was brought back to earth after winning their first four games, including the Las Positas Tip-Off Tournament. Chabot suffered their first loss of the season in their home opener, a 73-71 thriller to Monterey Peninsula College.

Meanwhile, the women's hoops team have also won four of their first five games, last week beating Monterey Peninsula, 68-56, and Siskiyous College, 53-49. Freshman Samantha Gipson was a force, scoring 26 against Monterey. Charnay Bell scored 12, and Jarita Riley chipped in 11 in the victory over MPC.

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