2008-2009 Men's Basketball Season Summary - Ohlone College Renegades Men's Basketball

Team News

Announcements from Ohlone Men's Basketball Head Coach John Peterson, May 13, 2009:

  • 5 Sign National Letters of Intent - Ohlone basketball coach John Peterson announced today that 5 players from the 2008-2009 Coast Conference Championship team have signed letters of intent and scholarship papers with 4-year schools.
    • Sophomore Alpha N’diaye signed with CSU Sacramento (Division 1)
    • Sophomore AJ Flournoy signed with NCAA Division 2 powerhouse Metropolitan State College of Denver
    • Sophomore James Hancock signed with Point Loma Nazarene (NAIA Division 1)
    • Sophomore Matt Wittbrodt signed with Northwood University in Michigan (NCAA D2), and
    • Freshman guard Kevan West signed with NAIA D2 Concordia University in Portland
  • 5 other sophomores (Frank Monge, Eric Pitts, Leon Hart, Carlos Johnson and Tim Bowman) will announce their schools of choice in the coming weeks.
  • 2 Renegades named to All State teams
    • Sophomore guard AJ Flournoy was named First Team All State by the California Community College Men’s Basketball Association
    • Sophomore post Alpha N’Diaye was named Honorable Mention All State
  • Renegades honored with post season awards - By a vote of the Coast Conference North Coaches, the following Ohlone players were named to the All Conference Team:
    • AJ Flournoy, Most Valuable Player
    • Alpha N’Diaye, 1st team All Conference
    • James Hancock, 1st team All Conference
    • Tim Bowman, Honorable Mention
    • John Peterson, Coach of the Year

Ohlone falls in heartbreaker to Reedley - March 11, 2009, Tri-City Voice - The third time wasn't a charm for the Ohlone College Renegades men's basketball team. The Renegades were playing in its third consecutive appearance in the CCCAA Regional Finals, on their home court, Epler Gymnasium, at Ohlone's Fremont campus on Saturday, March 7."

Ohlone Men’s Basketball Heads to Sweet Sixteen - Press release, March 5, 2009 - "For the third year in a row, the Ohlone Renegades advance to the Sweet 16 after an 85 – 63 win over visiting Merritt College.  They will host the Reedley College Tigers this Saturday at 7 pm, with the winner going to the Final 8 in Fresno.

Coast Conference Men's Basketball Playoffs: Ohlone 85, Merritt 63 - March 1, 2009, Inside Bay Area - The Ohlone men's basketball team turned to the 3-point shot to break open a tight game in the second half on their way to a 85-63 win over Merritt College in the opening round of the California Community College playoffs.

East Bay junior colleges playing outstanding playoff basketball - February 27, 2009, Tri-City Voice Sports - Ohlone men's basketball beat Merritt College, 85-63, for the third time of the season, on Saturday, Feb. 28. Head Coach John Peterson's Renegades put more pressure on Merritt than their East Bay rival could handle.

Men's Renegades are Play-off Bound! Play-off Schedule: Saturday, February 28, at Ohlone College at 7:00pm. Hope to see you all at the game cheering for the Renegades!

Ohlone and Chabot basketball get ready for March Madness - February 25, 2009, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone and Chabot men's basketball teams are two of the best programs in junior college basketball in the Bay Area. Ohlone annually wins 20 or more games and is consistently in the hunt for a conference championship.

Ohlone and Chabot making late-season statements - February 18, 2009, Tri-City Voice - Before the Ohlone Renegades and Chabot Gladiators men's basketball teams met on Friday, Feb. 13, to renew their rivalry, they both had impressive road victories.

Duo leads Ohlone past host Chabot - February 13, 2009, Inside Bay Area - Going into Friday night's Coast Conference North men's basketball game against Chabot College, Ohlone coach John Peterson had felt his team was playing pretty well of late.

Junior College basketball recap - February 11, 2009, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone men's basketball got trounced, 77-55, against San Francisco City College on Wednesday, Feb. 4, but came right back in their game against Los Positas College that Saturday, Feb. 7.

Ohlone JC on defensive, defeats Las Positas - February 7, 2009, Inside Bay Area - After surrendering 77 points on Wednesday to City College of San Francisco, the Ohlone College men's basketball team focused once again on its defense heading into a showdown with Las Positas. Fresh off a 19-point loss to CCSF, the Renegades' effort on the defensive side proved the difference in a 71-58 win over the visiting Hawks in Coast Conference North action Saturday.

Ohlone men's recap - January 28, 2009, Tri-City Voice - '"It means a lot to me and the team that we won this big game," said Chabot's forward Jonathan Darwin, who, like the rest of this team, walked out of the Epler Gymnasium with a sense of overwhelming joy, as the Chabot Gladiators were victorious over their previously-undefeated conference rivals, the Ohlone Renegades, by surprise, in a close knit game, 71-65.'

Men's basketball: Ohlone has caught fire in Coast Conference North play - January 17, 2009, Inside Bay Area - Ohlone 74, Foothill 67: Ohlone has caught fire in Coast Conference North play. With a win over visiting Foothill, the Renegades improved to 4-0 in the conference and 17-6 overall.

Ohlone College Men’s Basketball team opened the Coast Conference season with a win at Skyline College 85-65. January 12, 2009 - The Renegades were led by sophomore guard A.J. Flournoy’s 34 points he was 10 for 15 from the field including 4 of 6 from three and 10 for 15 from the free throw line. He added 9 rebounds and 5 assist. James Hancock had 14 points and 10 rebound and Alpha N’Diaye chipped in with 10 points. The win put Ohlone in a first place tie with San Francisco and Chabot at 1-0.

Ohlone gets defensive in win over CCSF - January 10, 2009, Inside Bay Area - It's no secret the Coast Conference North men's basketball division is one of the toughest in the state. … Two years removed from a co-championship, host Ohlone took a major stride is getting back to the top with a 75-59 win over a City College of San Francisco team that is ranked No. 6 in the state and No. 2 in Northern California.

Ohlone gets job done on court but seeks better luck - December 26, 2008, Contra Costa Times - Ohlone College men's basketball coach John Peterson had to chuckle when he was reminded of the obvious: This has been a season of oddities for his Renegades. The team thrives with its tenacious defense, but some brazen Grinches and a couple of power outages have made for some odd subplots.

Ohlone men's basketball has tough weekend - December 10, 2008, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone College men's basketball team traveled to El Cajon the weekend of Friday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 7, to take part in the 37th Annual Grossmont College Tournament. After a good start, the Renegades dropped two in a row to end the tournament.

Ohlone starts slow, finishes strong: Men's basketball consolation champs at Shasta Invitational - November 26, 2008, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone men's basketball traveled to Redding for the Shasta Invitational Tournament from Friday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 23. After a tough defeat to begin the weekend, the Renegades bounced back by winning the remainder of games, handly.

Ohlone basketball ignites Fremont - November 12, 2008, Tri-City Voice - Generally, March is reserved for college basketball tournament fever. But, the fever has already started to ignite itself for the Renegades of Ohlone Community College at the Fifth Annual John Wallace Memorial Basketball Tournament at Ohlone College, played over the weekend of November 7-9.

Ohlone cruises into semifinals of its own tourney - November 9, 2008, Contra Costa Times - Another year of Ohlone College men's basketball brings another year of smothering and suffocating defense—the bread and butter of coach John Peterson's system.

Ohlone Ranked #2 in Preseason Coaches Poll - The Ohlone College Men’s Basketball team starts the 2008-2009 season as the #2 ranked team in the state (#1 in Northern California), according to the latest coaches poll.

Ohlone's slam dunk - September 25, 2008, Ohlone College Monitor - Ohlone has a new big man on campus. A really big man, who has high hopes for the upcoming 2008-’09 basketball season and beyond. He is a 7-foot-4-inch freshman center from Sudan by the name of Ring Ayuel, who can grab the rim from his tiptoes.

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