November 15, 2016 > Chabot College sports report
Chabot College sports report
Submitted By Matt Schwab
The young Chabot menÕs basketball team has 11 freshmen and two returners for the 2016-17 Season. Under new coach Aaron OÕBrien, the Gladiators are preparing to play in the powerful Coast-North Conference, so the newbies will need to learn their lessons quickly in nonconference play.
ÒWeÕre young and weÕre not tested,Ó said OÕBrien, whose team hosted the Chabot Tipoff Tournament (Nov. 10-12) to open the season. ÒAnd we play in one of the better leagues in California, probably best league in Northern California with San Francisco and Las Positas. TheyÕre ranked 1 and 2. Foothill and Ohlone are supposed to be pretty good this year as well, so we definitely have our work cut out for us.Ó
OÕBrien, who spent the past eight seasons coaching Mt. Eden High in Hayward, says the Gladiators will lean heavily on sophomore Dalvin Guy. The squad has some talent in the mix.
OÕBrien knows his stuff. He guided Mt. Eden to a 27-6 overall record in the 2015-16 season, including a 9-0 mark in the WACC-Shoreline. He also coached at Ohlone; San Leandro High; the Quad City Thunder in the NBA developmental league; Holy Names College; and UC Davis. The Ukiah native also played and coached in Europe for a few years.
In other sports news, the Chabot womenÕs basketball team split games to open the season, beating Mission 91-83 and falling to Foothill 58-55. DeÕZire Hall had 19 points and 13 rebounds against Foothill. She also scored a team-high 26 points and had 13 boards against Mission. Tylore Bell had 20 points and nine assists.