2009-2010 Men's Basketball Season Summary - Ohlone Renegades Men's Basketball
6 Renegades Moving On
- Jamaal Blalock – Virginia Union University
- Averaged 2ppg and 1rpg. Shot 86% from the free throw line.
- Scott Clark – Humboldt State
- First team all league, averaged 11ppg, 4rpg and 3apg. While shooting 80% from the free throw line and 45% from the field.
- Quaran Johnson – Metro State College
- Honorable mention all league, averaged 6ppg and 4apg shot 54% from the field and 39% from three.
- Reggie Jones – CSU, Stanislaus
- League MVP, Northern California Player of the Year, averaged 15ppg, 5rpg shot 62% from the field and scored a season high of 33 vs. Foothill.
- Isaiah Moore – California Maritime Academy
- Averaged 8ppg and 4 rpg shot 53% from the field and had 26 points vs Siskiyous.
- Ronnie Sawyer – Post University
- Averaged 12ppg and 5rpg shot 70% from the free throw line and a season high of 26 points vs. Consumnes River.
Four Renegades moving to the next level
May 13, 2010, Ohlone College Monitor - Reggie Jones, Scott Clark, Quaran Johnson and Jamaal Blalock will be taking their talents to the next level. Those four players from Ohlone’s men’s basketball team have signed letters of intent to attend four-year colleges next year. Read more Four Renegades moving to the next level (PDF).
Basketball coaches give back at camps
April 22, 2010, Ohlone College Monitor - Coaches and players from the Ohlone men’s basketball team have found a rewarding way to connect with the community through the production of a Youth Instructional League dedicated to teaching kids the fundamentals of basketball. Read more Basketball coaches give back at camps (PDF).
A long and winding road for Ohlone basketball
March 25, 2010, Ohlone College Monitor - Before the start of the season, Ohlone Head Coach John Peterson looked at his roster and noticed something significant. He was lacking in a lot of areas. … [A]t the Jonathan Wallace Memorial Tournament back in November, something happened. The team that was supposedly lacking lit up the scoreboard and took home the tournament title with ease. In the three-game sweep, five different players managed to break the double-digit mark in points. Read more A long and winding road for Ohlone basketball (PDF).
Former Renegade Tim Bowman Wins National Championship!
March 24, 2010 - 2009 Ohlone graduate Tim Bowman won the NAIA Division 1 Men’s Basketball National Championship last night, leading Oklahoma Baptist University to a thrilling 84-83 win over Azusa Pacific University. Tim finished with 10 points (including a huge 3 point basket with just over 2:30 to play) and 5 assists while playing 39 of the 40 minutes. He is believed to be just the second Ohlone student athlete to win a national championship at the 4 year level (former baseball star Scott Soulages won a NCAA D1 baseball championship with Cal State Fullerton in 2005-2006). Read more Former Renegade Tim Bowman Wins National Championship! (PDF).
Renegades stunned in Elite 8 by Saddleback
Heavy favorite Ohlone loses to eventual state champion
March 18, 2010, Ohlone College Monitor - Like the saying goes, "all good things must come to an end,” and unfortunately that was the story for the Ohlone Renegades. In their “Elite 8” match up on Friday, March 12, the Renegades they were upended by the Saddleback College Gauchos, 57-43. Read more Renegades stunned in Elite 8 by Saddleback (PDF).
Community college ballers fall in state tourney
March 17, 2010, Tri-City Voice - Basketball season came to a disappointing end for Ohlone and Chabot colleges last weekend at the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) championships, held at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Read more Community college ballers fall in state tourney.
State Tournament results
March 15, 2010 - #1 Ohlone College Men's Basketball team lost 57-43 against #4 Saddleback College in the CCCAA State Tournament quarter finals. Download State Championships bracket (PDF). Congratulations to Ohlone's Men's Basketball team for another exciting season!
Renegades earn berth to compete for state title
March 11, 2010, Ohlone College Monitor - “We’re going to LA, we’re going to LA, we’re going to LA!” That was the chant rumbling through Epler Gymnasium on Saturday night after the Ohlone Renegades celebrated their Sweet 16 victory over the Yuba 49ers, 75-65. The win places the Renegades in to the Elite 8 of the 2010 California Community College Athletic Association Championships, which will take place this weekend down in Thousand Oaks. Read more Renegades earn berth to compete for state title (PDF).
Ohlone men represent East Bay at state JC basketball tournament
March 10, 2010, Inside Bay Area - [O]ne men's powerhouse [basketball team], Ohlone, will represent the East Bay in the California Community College Athletic Association Elite 8 state championships at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Read more Ohlone men represent East Bay at state JC basketball tournament.
Ohlone beats Yuba, heads back to State Tournament
March 6, 2010 - A 12-2 run mid way through the second half propelled Ohlone to a 75-65 win over visiting Yuba College on Saturday night in front of a packed house at Epler Gymnasium. Reggie Jones scored 25 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, while Lavon Gray added 17 and 11 and guard Ronnie Sawyer had 14 and 5 to spark the Renegade attack. Read more Ohlone beats Yuba, heads back to State Tournament.
Community college hoops recap: Ohlone men advance to state tourney
March 10, 2010, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone men, ranked number 1 in the state, advanced to the state championships for the second-consecutive season with its 75-65 win over the eighth-seeded Yuba 49ers on Ohlone's home floor. The Renegades won the game partly on the strength of a 12-0 run in the second half to break a 44-44 tie. Read more Ohlone men advance to state tourney.
Ohlone Men's Basketball is the 2010 Coast Conference Champion! CCCAA State Championship is next!
March 8, 2010 - In the North Division Regional Final game on Saturday, March 6, Ohlone Men's Basketball won 75-65 over Yuba City and is CCCAA Coast Conference Champions! Ohlone Men's Basketball team now heads to the CCCAA State Championships on March 12-14 at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California (Gilbert Arena). Go Renegades! Download State Championships bracket (PDF).
Ohlone College men's basketball team beats Yuba in North Regional final
March 6, 2010, Inside Bay Area - The Ohlone College men's basketball team had some question marks entering the 2009-10 campaign, including if it could repeat last season's success and which players would step up and be the go-to person. Read more Ohlone College men's basketball team beats Yuba in North Regional final.
Men's Basketball Advances to Sweet 16!
March 3, 2010 - The Men’s Basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the state tournament with a 75-60 win over Shasta College on Saturday night.
This Saturday’s game (March 6) will tip off at 7:00pm in Epler Gymnasium, with the #1 seeded Renegades (24-4) taking on the #8 seed Yuba College (25-4). Should be a great game and a huge crowd. Ticket prices are $10 general admission and $5 for faculty, staff, and seniors with current ID.
Thanks to those that attended on Saturday or watched us live on the internet! Thanks as well to Paul Hammons and Arnie Loleng (and their students) for broadcasting the games during the playoffs! We are being broadcast live again this Saturday!
Ohlone crosses Shasta off postseason checklist
March 4, 2010, Ohlone College Monitor - The long journey to the state title will continue for the Ohlone Renegades. This past Saturday, the Renegades opened up the regional playoffs in typical fashion as they rolled past Shasta College, 75-60. Read more Ohlone crosses Shasta off postseason checklist (PDF).
Junior college coach plays no games
March 2, 2010, Vacaville Insider - His first basketball meeting at Ohlone College did not go all too well for John Peterson. Three players walked out, refusing to play for a coach who wasted no time in letting it be known he was in charge. Four players were late to the meeting, and Peterson let them know “in no uncertain terms that was unacceptable. The culture had to change. We had to raise the expectations with higher demands.” Read more Junior college coach plays no games.
Ohlone and Chabot's hoop dreams continue
March 2, 2010, Tri-City Voice Sports - Both Ohlone College basketball teams advanced in their respective postseason tournaments, the men's team beating Shasta, 75-60, and the women defeating Contra Costa, 71-67. Read more Ohlone and Chabot's hoop dreams continue.
Basketball teams win Regional Semifinal games and move on to Regional Finals
March 1, 2010 - Congratulations to Ohlone's Women's and Men's Basketball teams! Each won their Regional Semifinal Playoff game and move on to the Regional Finals. The Regional Final games are played on Saturday, March 6. The Women's team (#8) plays at City College of San Francisco (#1) at 5:30pm; the Men's team (#1) plays Yuba (#8) at 7:00pm at Ohlone's Fremont campus.
JC men's basketball
February 27, 2010, Contra Costa Times - Ohlone 75, Shasta 60: The host Renegades used a 19-2 run in the first half to finally shake off a stubborn Knights team and advance to the Northern regional finals of the California Community College Athletic Association playoffs. Read more JC men's basketball.
Ohlone shooting for conference basketball titles
February 25, 2010, Inside Bay Area: Oakland Tribune - March has typically not been kind to the Ohlone College men's basketball team. Over the past decade, the Renegades have fielded one of the better squads in California, but it's inevitably March Sadness in Fremont when the California Community College Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament comes around. Read more Ohlone shooting for conference basketball titles.
Reggie Jones, 3 others named to All-Conference
Peterson: “We’ve exceeded expectations”
February 25, 2010, Ohlone College Monitor - Coming into this season, Ohlone Head Basketball Coach John Peterson had low expectations. He accepted the fact that his team was young and inexperienced and knew the postseason was outside of their reach. Now at the tail end of the year, Peterson and the Renegades (22-4, 11-1) are prepping themselves for a deep playoff push that begins this weekend. Read more Reggie Jones, 3 others named to All-Conference (PDF).
Men's Basketball ranked #1 in Northern California; Regional Semifinal Playoffs on Saturday
February 23, 2010 - The Men's Basketball team will follow on Saturday, February 27 at 7:00pm, also at home in the Epler Gymnasium on Ohlone's Fremont campus. The Men are ranked #1 in Northern California with an overall record of 24-4. As of yesterday, they were also ranked #1 in the State as indicated in the final regular season poll.
Because of their ultimate seeding, they will face off against the winner of the #16 Shasta College (11-14) and #17 West Valley College (14-14) game. This game is played at Shasta this Wednesday. This will also signify the soul possession of the Coast Conference championship.
Some of the notables on this team are Reggie Jones (see Inside Bay Area news article about Reggie Smith), who was named conference MVP and All State, Scott Clark and Lavon Gray were named All Conference and Quaran Johnson was named Honorable Mention All Conference.
Both games will be broadcasted live from our very own Ohlone TV station as a webcast. Once the link is identified, this page will be updated.
Come out and enjoy the excitement, support our students, and think about something other than work!
Ticket prices will be as followed:
- General Admission per game: $10
- Special population: $5 (Student, faculty; staff with valid Student ID; Seniors over 60; Children under 12)
- Chris Warden, Ohlone College Director of Exercise Science, Athletics, and Community Education.
Renegades Get #1 Seed in the North; First Playoff Game Saturday Night
February 23, 2010 - The Ohlone College Men’s Basketball team (22-4, 11-1 conference) received the #1 seed in the Northern California bracket of the state tournament and will face the winner of Shasta College vs. West Valley College on Saturday night. That game will be played at 7pm in Epler Gymnasium on the Ohlone Campus in Fremont (Ticket Information). Go to Northern California bracket (PDF).
Renegades Ranked #1 in State in Final Regular Season Coaches Poll
February 23, 2010 - For the first time in school history, the Ohlone College Men’s Basketball team finishes the regular season as the #1 ranked team in the state of California as voted by the California Community College Coaches Association. Go to Final State Poll.
Ohlone men clinch basketball title
February 24, 2010, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone College men's basketball finished the season very strong with wins over Las Positas and Chabot College, wrapping up the Coast Conference North title and heading into the playoffs as the number-one ranked team in the state. Read more Ohlone men clinch basketball title.
Ohlone College star Reggie Jones has survived, thrived after family tragedies
February 22, 2010, Inside Bay Area: Oakland Tribune - Ohlone College sophomore Reggie Jones is quick to agree: He's been through a lot. But the standout 6-foot-9 center is still standing, and thriving in the Renegades basketball "family." Read more Ohlone College star Reggie Jones.
Renegades win league title against Las Positas
February 18, 2010, Ohlone College Monitor - The motto inside the Ohlone Renegades’ locker room has always been: “Do not look past any oppo-nent.” The motto has been installed by Head Coach John Peterson since day one, and the team has chosen to live by it. Read more Renegades win league title against Las Positas (PDF).
Ohlone Beats City by 19, Clinches Share of Conference Title
February 15, 2010 - Reggie Jones scored 26 points, and Ohlone used a 25-3 scoring run to start the second half to beat City 76-57. The win gives the Renegades a 2 game lead with 2 to play, assuring at least a share of the conference title. This is the 5th conference championship since 2003 for Ohlone. Read more Ohlone Beats City by 19, Clinches Share of Conference Title.
Ohlone basketball week-in-review
February 17, 2010, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone's men's team inched closer to the Coast Conference North title with two wins during the week. The first win was a midweek roadie at Skyline College, where the Renegades disposed of the host, 79-58. Read more Ohlone basketball week-in-review.
JC men's basketball: Ohlone 76, City College of San Francisco 57
February 13, 2010, Inside Bay Area - Reggie Jones poured in 26 points and the Renegades opened the second half with a 25-3 run as Ohlone took sole possession of first place with a big Coast Conference North win over the visiting Rams. Demetris Love scored seven of his nine points during the key stretch of the contest that turned a 32-32 game at the half into a rout. Read more Ohlone 76, City College of San Francisco 57.
Men's Basketball can clinch their second consecutive Conference Championship with win tomorrow
February 12, 2010 - The men’s basketball team can clinch their second consecutive Conference Championship tomorrow with a win over San Francisco City College. Game time is 3 pm in Epler Gymnasium.
Ohlone is ranked #2 in the state, #1 in Norcal and has an overall record of 19-4, 8 -1 in league play. City is ranked # 5 in the state, #3 in Norcal, and has an overall record of 21- 3, 7-2 in league play. Ohlone won the first matchup in overtime at City, 67-66, with 2 free throws by Scott Clark with just 2.1 seconds remaining.
Should be another great game and hope to see you there!
Renegades avert disaster, defeat lowly Canada
Center Reggie Jones blows up for 33 points
February 11, 2010, Ohlone College Monitor - On paper, it seemed like the Ohlone Renegades would just walk over lowly Cañada College on Saturday, Feb. 7. The Renegades came into their weekend match-up with the Colts ranked fourth in the state and owners of a 18-4 record. Cañada on the other hand, came in at 9-11, while holding a 1-7 record in Coast Conference play. Read more Renegades avert disaster, defeat lowly Canada (PDF).
Ohlone basketball continues winning ways
February 10, 2010, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone College men's basketball team rebounded from what could have been a demoralizing upset loss to Chabot College on January 27 with two consecutive victories. Read more Ohlone basketball continues winning ways.
Ohlone holds off Canada, 66-60
February 8, 2010 - Canada College entered the game at Ohlone with just 1 league win and 9 overall, but certainly did not play like it Saturday night. The Colts made 12 3 point shots (12-31), were perfect from the line at 12-12, and held a 3 point lead with 5 to go, but ultimately the Renegades were too much inside as Reggie Jones scored 29 and had 7 rebounds and Lavon Gray had 7 points and 15 rebounds. Scott Clark (10 points, 2-3 from 3 pt line) and Quaran Johnson each had 6 assists. Ohlone (7-1, 18-4 overall) faces Skyline at Skyline this Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30pm and then are home Saturday, February 13 vs. San Francisco at 3:00pm.
Game time change for Saturday’s home contest vs. Canada College
February 2, 2010 - The game between Ohlone College and Canada College, to be played at Ohlone College on Saturday, February 6th has been changed to a 5:00pm tip off. The game was originally scheduled to start at 3:00pm. Tickets are $5 for general admission, kids 12 and under are free.
Ohlone College Knocks off Foothill to Regain Sole Possession of First Place
January 30, 2010 - Ohlone bounced back from its home loss to Chabot in a big way, knocking off Foothill College in Los Altos Hills to open the second half of league play. The Renegades and the Owls were tied atop the league standings at 5-1 going in to the contest. Paced by 6’9 sophomore Reggie Jones 33 points (14-20 from the field), Lavon Gray’s double double (10 points, 11 rebounds), and Demitris Love’s 6 assists, the Renegades pulled away late to win 72-65. Down 4 with just over 8 minutes left, Jones outscored Foothill 12-0 by himself, helping Ohlone build a 12 point lead that they would not relinquish. Ohlone (6-1) holds a 1 game advantage over Chabot, Foothill and SF City (5-2).
Chabot ends Ohlone win streak at 11
Chabot wins at Ohlone for second straight year
February 1, 2010, Ohlone College Monitor - It’s been a while since the Ohlone Men’s basketball team went unde-feated in conference play, and after Wednesday night’s 64-53 loss to rival Chabot, the Renegades will still have to wait for a chance to finishundefeated in the Coast Conference North. Read more Chabot ends Ohlone win streak at 11 (PDF).
#1 Ohlone loses at home to rival #19 Chabot
January 28, 2010 - Chabot’s 40 minutes of zone held Ohlone to its lowest point total of the season in a 64-53 win over the Renegades at Epler Gymnasium. Mark Stevenson led the Gladiators with 26 points, including two clutch 3’s in the last 2 minutes that sealed the fate of Ohlone. Quaran Jonson had 17 points and Reggie Jones had 11 for Ohlone. Ohlone shot just 39% from the field and 23% from the 3 point line (6-25).
Ohlone Basketball roundup
January 27, 2010, Tri-City Voice - The upwardly mobile Ohlone men's basketball team ascended to number 1 ranking in Northern California in the coaches poll with a thrilling 67-66 overtime win over City College of San Francisco on Wednesday (January 20), followed by a 76-46 rout of Las Positas on Saturday. Read more Ohlone Basketball roundup.
#1 Ohlone at home Wednesday vs. #19 Chabot at 5:30pm
January 26, 2010 - The Ohlone Renegades, ranked #1 in the state for the second time this season in today’s poll, face rival Chabot at 5:30pm in Epler Gymnasium on January 27, 2010. The Renegades are currently 16-3 overall and 5-0 in conference. This is the final game of the first half of league play. Chabot is 14-5 overall and 3-2 in league play. Tickets are $5 at the door general admission, and kids under 12 are free.
#2 Ohlone College wins again on the road, beating Las Positas College, 76-46
January 23, 2010 - The second ranked Renegades, paced by sophomore Scott Clark’s 17 points and 6 rebounds, upended the Hawks on the road. Demetris Love added 12 points and Lavon Gray chipped in 13, while point guards Quaran Johnson and Or Steiner had 6 assists each. Ohlone shot 51% from the field, and held LPC to just 14 points in the last 15 minutes of play. Nick Marshall led Las Positas with 15 points.
#2 Ohlone College Gets OT Road Win Over #3 San Francisco, 67-66
January 21, 2010 - 6’4 Sophomore guard Scott Clark swished 2 free throws with 2.8 seconds left in overtime to lead the ’Gades to a pivotal win on the road. Trailing by as much as 6 with just over 2 to go in OT, the Renegades clawed back with defensive stops and timely baskets to seal the victory. Read more #2 Ohlone College Gets OT Road Win.
Ohlone basketball report: Men's Basketball
January 20, 2010, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone College men's basketball team, ranked fourth in Northern California, lived up to their rating with two wins last week. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the Renegades horsewhipped the Ca–ada College Colts, 86-53. Ohlone was lights-out from the floor, shooting at a 59-percent clip. Read more Ohlone basketball report.
Renegades Move to #2 in State Poll; Face #3 CCSF on the Road Wednesday
January 19, 2010 - The Ohlone Renegades (14-3, 3-0 in Coast Conference play) moved up two spots in this week’s Community College Coaches Poll, going from #4 to #2 and flip flopping spots with City College of San Francisco (17-2, 2-1) as the two top teams in Northern California. Read more Renegades Move to #2 in State Poll.
Renegades Use Flawless 1st Half to Propel Win over Skyline College, 66 to 41.
January 17, 2010 - One turnover, 54 % from the field, 46% from the thre-point line, and only 13 points for the Trojans in the opening 20 minutes propelled the Renegades to a victory at home. Reggie Jones led the offensive attack with 13 points, and 11 players found their way into the scorebook. With 22 assists on the 25 made field goals, and a season low 4 turnovers, Ohlone improves to 3-0 on the season in league play and 14-3 overall. Coupled with CCSF’s loss at Foothill, Ohlone currently maintains sole possession of first place early in the season.
Hot Shooting Night Leads Renegades to Win over Canada College
January 14, 2010 - The 4th ranked Ohlone College Renegades remained undefeated in league play with a convincing 86-53 win on the road over the Colts of Canada College yesterday. Read more Hot Shooting Night Leads Renegades to Win over Canada College.
Ohlone basketball rundown: Men's Basketball
January 13, 2010, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone College men's basketball team continued their early season roll, beating Foothill-Los Altos Hills, 77-72, in their home opener in the Coast Conference-North Division. Read more Ohlone basketball rundown.
Ohlone College downs Foothill in men's basketball Coast Conference opener
January 7, 2010, Inside Bay Area - Ohlone College sophomore Ronnie Sawyer scored 18 of his team-high 23 points in the first half on Wednesday night, but the one field goal he made after intermission was huge. Read more Ohlone College downs Foothill in men's basketball Coast Conference opener.
Ohlone hoops report: Renegades
January 6, 2010, Tri-City Voice - The men's team had an extended reprieve following their win in the West Valley Tournament before Christmas, but showed no rust in an 80-71 nonleague road win over Consumnes River. Ronnie Sawyer led the Renegades with 26 points. Isaiah Moore scored 16, and Lavon Gray had 10 for Ohlone.
League play begins this week both the men's and women's teams. The men have started the season off in impressive fashion with an 11-3 record. The Renegades will have their work cut out for them in the Coast Conference North Division - 4 of the top 5 teams ranked in the North California coaches' poll are from that division. Ohlone is one of those ranked teams; the others are San Francisco City College, Chabot and Foothill.
Ohlone men take West Valley Classic championship
December 23, 2009, Tri-City Voice - A three-game losing streak in late November seems like months ago, as coach John Peterson and crew enter the Christmas break on a five-game winning streak after winning the West Valley tournament last weekend, December 18-20. Read more Ohlone men take West Valley Classic championship.
Renegades pillage the Vikings
December 10, 2009, Ohlone College Monitor - Renegades forward Reggie “Big Ranch” Jones’11 second-half points gave his squad the spark they needed to outscore the West Valley Vikings 64-52 Saturday afternoon. Read more Renegades pillage the Vikings (PDF).
Men’s basketball splits their last two games
Decmeber 3, 2009, Ohlone College Monitor - Over the Thanksgiving break, the Renegades split two games that put them at a 6-3 mark for the year. Read more Men’s basketball splits their last two games (PDF).
Ohlone sports recap: Men's Basketball
December 2, 2009, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone College men's basketball entered their week of play on Wednesday, Nov. 25, having lost two in a row to close out their run at the Shasta Invitational over the previous weekend. That losing streak extended to three with a home loss to Cabrillo College, 67-64. Read more Ohlone sports recap.
Ohlone continues winning ways, tops De Anza, 74-61
November 18, 2009, Ohlone College Monitor - The Ohlone Men’s Basketball team is ready to take upon a new season with a single thought in mind, to do it better and bigger than last year. Read more Ohlone continues winning ways, tops De Anza, 74-61 (PDF).
Renegades, Gladiators start season on high note
November 11, 2009, Tri-City Voice - Both the Ohlone College and Chabot College men's basketball teams got their season underway with pre-season tournament championships over the weekend of Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 8. Read more Renegades, Gladiators start season on high note.
Ohlone Ranked 11th in the State in Preseason Poll
November 1, 2009 - The Ohlone College Men's Basketball team was ranked 11th in the state (6th in Northern California) in the first edition of the State JC Coaches Poll. View JC Poll for week beginning November 1, 2009 (PDF).
6th Annual Jonathan Wallace Basketball Tournament & Tip Off BBQ
The Ohlone College Men’s Basketball team will be holding its 1st Annual Tip Off BBQ next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 6-8, 2009 outside Epler Gymnasium on the Ohlone College Fremont campus. The fundraising BBQ coincides with our home opener, Friday, November 6 in the first round of the 6th Annual Jonathan Wallace Tournament. Read more 6th Annual Jonathan Wallace Basketball Tournament & Tip Off BBQ.
Update: Ohlone Wins! See Final Bracket - Jonathan Wallace Memorial Tournament November 6-8, 2009 (PDF).
Peterson begins tenth year on Ohlone's bench
October 29, 2009, Ohlone College Monitor - Aside from his impressive 201-81 win-loss record, John Peterson has excelled where other coaches have failed - job security. Next weekend’s tip-off of the Jonathan Wallace Memorial Tournament will mark Peterson’s tenth season as Ohlone’s basketball coach. Read more Peterson begins tenth year on Ohlone's bench (PDF).
July 15, 2009 - Sophomore post Leon Hart (Hayward HS, Hayward, CA) signed a letter of intent with NAIA Division 1 Campbellsville University. Leon becomes the 9th player from the class of 2009 to receive a scholarship at the 4 year level.
July 15, 2009 - Ohlone Sophomore Frank Monge (San Juan, Puerto Rico) signed with California State University Stanislaus in Turlock, CA. The 6’11, 245 pound Monge Becomes the 10th player from Ohlone to sign this spring.
July 15, 2009 - PG Willis Gardner, a recent graduate of Colorado State University, has signed a professional contract to play in the Russian Superleague in the Fall. The team, Aviabasket UFA, competes in the first division of the Superleague, which is home to perennial Euroleague power CSKA Moscow. Gardner was a 2 year starter at Colorado State, and was an all state selection and conference MVP at Ohlone.
June 2, 2009 - Eric Pitts, the 6’2, 208 lb. combo guard out of Baltimore, MD, has committed to NCAA Division 2 Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. Pitts started over 30 games in his 2 year career, averaging nearly 8 points per game and 4 rebounds. He played a huge role in the Renegades winning their 4th league title since 2003. He was a great team leader and ferociously competitive, and he will be a difficult piece to replace. Shaw University is the oldest historically black university in the South.
June 2, 2009 - Mychal Green, a 2004 graduate of Ohlone College, was recently named the POW in the NBL, New Zealand’s professional pro league. Mychal was a 2 time All Conference player at Ohlone, was Conference MVP as a sophomore and made the All State team in 2004. Mychal averaged 25 points per game and shot over 50% from the field. After Ohlone, he spent 2 years at NCAA Division 1 Ohio University and helped lead them to the NCAA tournament as a junior, scoring 24 points in a first round loss to Florida. This is his second season with the Harbour Heat, who recently qualified for the playoffs.
May 22, 2009 - Sophomore PG Tim Bowman (Norristown HS, Norristown, PA) has signed a national letter of intent with perennial NAIA Division 1 power Oklahoma Baptist University. Bowman was the undisputed floor leader for the Renegades, averaging 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Best known for taking exceptional care of the ball and being one of the better on ball defenders in California, Tim helped lead Ohlone to a 46 – 19 record over his 2 years. OBU won 28 games last season and finished the year ranked 2nd in the country. They have made it to the Sweet 16 of the national tournament the last 8 years in a row.
May 22, 2009 - All nine of the 2008-2009 Ohlone College Sophomores are on track to receive their AA degrees by the end of the summer. The nine are Alpha Ndiaye, Eric Pitts, Frank Monge, Carlos Johnson, AJ Flournoy, Tim Bowman, Matt Wittbrodt. Leon Hart and James Hancock. Should all 9 complete the required courses, that would bring the total graduation rate for players who have remained in the program for a minimum of 2 years or have spent their sophomore year at Ohlone to 94%! 51 out of the 54 have completed all required work!
5 Sign National Letters of Intent
May 13, 2009 - 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
May 13, 2009 -
- 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
May 13, 2009 - 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
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