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January 11, 2011 > Ohlone and Chabot hoops begin conference play

Ohlone and Chabot hoops begin conference play

By Gary van den Heuvel
Photo courtesy of Don Jedlovec

Ohlone College men's basketball team began their Coast Conference North schedule in encouraging fashion with two wins last week, including a 72-55 thumping of Chabot College.

In the Renegades' first contest of 2011 on Jan. 5 against Skyline College, they raced out to a 39-26 halftime advantage and coasted to an 81-71 win, led by Lavon Gray's 24 points and 14 rebounds. Charles Barnes contributed 16 points in the victory, and Geoff Hartman added 13.

Coach John Peterson drew up a masterful defensive game plan against Chabot, crowding and hampering the Gladiators' 7-foot center Kyle Luckett, who got into foul trouble and sat out most of the second half. Travis DeShazior led the Renegades with 16 points. Gray scored 15, and Barnes popped in 12. Jourdan DeMuynck was Chabot's leading scorer with 18 points. Luckett could only manage four points in the losing effort.

Chabot had begun their Coast Conference North schedule earlier in the week with an 83-73 win over Las Positas. The win avenged a Dec. 30 loss to Positas in the Chabot Classic event. The Gladiators didn't look so good in the first half, trailing 46-34 at the break, but put on a clinic in the second half, going on a 19-6 run to take the lead 53-52. After Las Positas tied the game with a free throw, the Gladiators put the game out of doubt with 15 unanswered points. DeMuynck scored 23 in the win, and Luckett didn't experience the offensive frustration he would later in the week against Ohlone, scoring 20.

Chabot's women's team finished the week with a 2-0 record in conference play (12-6 overall). Against Las Positas (Jan. 5), Charnay Bell led the Gladiators with 14 points in a 55-48 win. Samantha Gipson and Jarita Riley both scored 11 for Chabot.

Bell and Gipson dominated the action in a 65-51 win over College of San Mateo (Jan. 7), with Bell scoring 20 and Gipson adding 19. Sharae Davis had 11 points for the Gladiators.

Ohlone's women's team began the defense of their 2010 CCN title with a 65-49 home win over Cabrillo College.

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