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January 25, 2011 > Community college hoops update

Community college hoops update

By Gary van den Heuvel

Chabot College men's basketball team knew they were in for a challenging battle against the No. 1 team in the state, City College of San Francisco, who visited Chabot on January 19. Chabot, No. 7 in the state, got an idea of where they fit in the Coast Conference North pecking order in a 78-63 loss.

Trailing by five at the half, the Gladiators wore down in the second half amidst the increasing level of physical play. Center Kyle Luckett, who scored only two points, fouled out of the game with over 12 minutes remaining. Power forward Jacob Noisat, who had provided a solid low-post presence with 11 rebounds, also hit the showers early after fouling out.

Jourdan DeMuynck gave Chabot a lift with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the loss, and Randy Newell scored 12 for the Gladiators. Teammate Colin Chadwick pulled down eight boards.

Chabot bounced back two nights later, taking out their frustrations in an 82-55 squashing of visiting Skyline College. The Gladiators took advantage of their significant size advantage, particularly the 7-foot Luckett, who notched a triple-double in points, rebounds and blocked shots.

DeMuynck again led all scorers with 17 points. Tobias Royal had 13 and Noisat added 12. Chadwick contributed 10 rebounds for the 14-6 Gladiators, who at week's end have a 3-2 record in CCN play.

Chabot's women hoops squad had a week they would just as soon forget, losing two home games to CCSF (Jan. 19) and Skyline College (Jan. 21). Against San Francisco, the Gladiators were in the game at halftime (they trailed 33-25), but a second half collapse led to a loss by the unsightly score of 83-44. Karina Caines was Chabot's only double-digit scorer, with 11 points.

Caines put up 13 in the Skyline game, but despite leading 27-26 at halftime, the Gladiators again stumbled in the second half, eventually falling by a 55-46 score. Charnay Bell scored 11 points, and Sharae Davis added nine in the defeat. At week's end, Chabot sits at 2-3 in the conference, 12-9 overall.

Ohlone College's men's team lost their second straight game, a 58-54 thriller on the road at Canada College in Redwood City. The Renegades dropped to 3-2 in conference play, 12-8 overall.

The Renegades women's team (14-5, 4-1 in conference) continued their impressive run in conference play, winning a roadie at Monterey Peninsula College, 53-47.

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