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December 7, 2010 > Local collegiate update

Local collegiate update

By Gary van den Heuvel

Chabot College men's basketball team continued their early season run of success, advancing to the final of the Cosumnes River Tournament. The Gladiators scored a total of 201 points in their first two wins. Against Feather River College, Chabot were led by four players who scored in double digits: Jacob Noisat (19 points), Kyle Luckett (14), Tobias Royal (14) and Joshua De La Torre (11). That offensive burst was but a precursor to Chabot's semifinal win, a 107-95 sprint over Modesto. Chabot improved to 8-1 on the season with a win in the finals over the host school, Cosumnes River, defeating them by nine, 84-75.

Chabot's women fared well in the Contra Costa Tournament over the weekend of December 2-4. Following an opening round 59-54 loss to Los Medanos, the Gladiators rebounded with a win over Siskiyous by the identical score of 59-54, and a consolation final 72-38 throttling of Contra Costa. Samantha Gipson was the Gladiators' leading scorer in both wins, with 16 points against Siskiyous and 19 versus Contra Costa. Charnay Bell scored 15 in the Siskiyous win, and Dominique Oglesby added 13 against Contra Costa. At week's end, the women's team sits at 6-3 in preseason action.

Sticking in Hayward, but moving to the four-year university at Cal State University-East Bay, their men and women basketball teams played on back-to-back nights, Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4, with no success, going 0-4 combined.

On Friday, East Bay went to San Francisco State, with the men losing 79-54 and the women falling 46-38. A day later, at Cal State University-Monterey Bay, the women dropped another 38 points, but let up 10 more than Friday, losing 56-38. Meanwhile, the men played a tighter game, but still came up on the losing end, 67-60.

In the early going, neither team is off to a fast start. East Bay's men are 1-4, and on a four-game slide since beating Academy of Art in the season opener. The women are 0-4 to start the campaign. Each team will be back on the hardwood on Saturday, Dec. 11, looking to right the proverbial ship: the men, at home, vs. Notre Dame de Namur tipping off at 3 p.m., and the women on the road at Dominican, tipping off at 3:30 p.m.

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