Article, 2009-2010 Season - Ohlone College Renegades Men's Basketball

Ohlone basketball week-in-review

By Gary van den Heuvel.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010—Reprinted from 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.

Ohlone returned home on Saturday, Feb. 13, for an afternoon contest with City College of San Francisco. Ohlone needed a win to stave off CCSF, who along with Chabot and Foothill are nipping at the Renegades' heels, but the outcome looked very much in doubt at the half.

The Renegades seemed to be dominating most of the first half, led by the towering presence of 6-9 center Reggie Jones, who controlled the low post when he wasn't sinking mid-range jumpers. But the Rams came to life in the last few minutes of the half, going on a 15-4 run to tie the game at the intermission, 32 apiece.

City College could not recapture that momentum in the second half, as Ohlone tore through the Rams with a fury and speed unseen in the first 20 minutes. In a mere 10 minutes of game time, the Renegades had turned a tied ballgame into a 27-point laugher through their ball-hawking, turnover-causing defense, and relentless running on offense. The last 10 minutes were mere garbage time as the Renegades won by a final of 76-57.

Jones led Ohlone with 26 points. Scott Clark scored 13, Demetris Love scored nine, and Ronnie Sawyer and Lavon Gray each had eight.

The Renegades are currently 9-1 in the conference, but with two games remaining, have not yet clinched the title outright. One more win will do that.

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