Article, 2008-2009 Season - Ohlone College Renegades Women's Basketball

East Bay junior colleges playing outstanding playoff basketball

By Idorenyin Uto-Uko. Photos By Donald Jedlovec.

Friday, February 27, 2009—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice Sports.

Women's Basketball player CC Swaggard.CC Swaggard knocks down a jumper leading Ohlone to victory. —Photo by Donald Jedlovec.

Fremont, Calif. - Energy and excitement electrified across gymnasiums at Ohlone and Chabot colleges as the teams made movements toward the post-season mayhem known as March Madness.

Women's Basketball player Christina Dixon.Christina Dixon gets by her defender on her way to the hoop. —Photo by Donald Jedlovec.

Ohlone (19-10, 12-0) who was playing without All-Conference and honorable mention state nominee guard, Cassie Bates, showed up by beating the visiting College of the Siskiyous, 75-65.

"Our bench is deeper than theirs," said Ohlone Coach Laura Elliot. "We have a greater amount of quality players."

Depth is exactly what the Renegades used to contain Siskiyous All-Conference guard Chrissy Watts. Watts had nearly averaged 20 points per game, but Ohlone diffused her, while building a 45-25 halftime lead.

Siskiyous would trim the Ohlone lead to 66-59 at the 5:10 mark of the second half behind three 3-pointers from Watts. But Watts? effort was a little too late as Ohlone emerged victorious and advanced to the second round against Delta College on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in Stockton.

Women's Basketball player Markielle Styles.Markielle Styles pounds in two, helping Ohlone to victory. —Photo by Donald Jedlovec.
Women's Basketball player Whitney Blackburn.Whitney Blackburn sinks a jumper. —Photo by Donald Jedlovec.

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