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March 8, 2011 > Chabot men's hoops lose in State Regionals

Chabot men's hoops lose in State Regionals

By Jeff Weisinger

After a wild weekend in the California State men's basketball tournament, four teams have punched their tickets to the State Tournament. Chabot College is not one of those teams. A week after happily watching rival Ohlone lose in their playoff opener to Reedley, the Gladiators fell to Diablo Valley College 64-50 on Wednesday, March 2, in Pleasant Hill.

The Gladiators reached the second round of regional after their decisive 81-62 win over Cabrillo College on Feb. 25. The four teams that did find their way to the State Tournament in Southern California are City College of San Francisco, Fresno City College, Citrus College and defending State champion Saddleback College.

Cabrillo 4, Ohlone 3
In the case of the defending State Champion Ohlone baseball team, consistency really isn't bliss. The Renegades, fresh off their dominant 13-0 conference opening win over Gavilan College, committed two errors in a narrow 4-3 loss to Cabrillo College on Thursday, March 3.

The three runs on eight hits with two errors follows the error-free win on Tuesday at Gavilan where the Renegades rocked Rams starter Drew Davidson for eight runs, four earned, on eight hits through four and two-thirds. The Renegades totaled 14 hits on the day, while Ohlone starter Matt Fontaine shut down Gavilan through six shutout innings, allowing just four hits and striking out nine. Ohlone will look to rebound back to .500 when they open their three-game home stand beginning on Tuesday against Mission College.

Mission 5, Chabot 4
On the opposite side of the Tri-City area, Chabot lost to Mission College 5-4 on Tuesday, marking their third loss in the last four games and bringing their record to 7-6. Brian Nelson took the loss for the Gladiators, bringing him down to 1-2 in the young season. Chabot is 3-3 on their current road trip, losing two of three at Fresno City and defeating Sierra College and Skyline.

Chabot freshman Derrick Fischer placed first in the fourth finals heat Men's 100M dash at the CSU Stanislaus meet, recording a time of 11.24. Teammates Brian MIckel and Don Pearson placed first and second in the same event a heat later with Austin Willams taking fourth. Kris Lincoln and Wade Robinson took third and fourth in the ninth finals heat. Chabot's 4x100 men's relay team took eighth overall in the 4x100 Men's relay, but placed first in their heat.

Chabot 5, Mission 4
Chabot's tennis team defeated Mission College 5-4 on Friday. No. 1 Nathan Schorken won his match 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, along with Joe Yates, Peter Silva and Alan Ho winning their matches.

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