#1 in Northern California
Beat Reigning State Champions
Close win over Reedley sends Rams to state title bout in Bakersfield
beating the reigning state champion Reedley Tigers 27-21 at the
City Col-lege Hawaiian Punch Bowl last Saturday, the Rams are this
years Northern Cali-fornia Champions.
victory sends the Rams to the state title game against Grossmont
of Sou-thern California in Bake-rsfield December 13.
Rams defense tackles quick footed Reedley quarterback Robert
photo by Lana Citowsky
by penalties and turnovers that slowed the game down considerably,
the game was anything but pretty.
refs were going to be strict," said running back Tim Brown, "There's
no fighting going on, personal fouls are automatic ejections so
the refs were real strict this game."
their last game, the Tigers were involved in a team fight with Fresno
College. Eleven of their players were held out of the game because
of the brawl.
were warned before the game that there would be immediate ejections
for fighting and ext-reme personal fouls.
total there were seven personal fouls in the game. Rams' right tackle
Albert Toeaina was the only player
to leave the game after receiving a personal foul in the second
quarter. Alth-ough he did not receive an official ejection, he was
kept out of the game so he would b able to play in the state title
what was hurting us," said receiver Marcel Love, "We got in the
redzone like three times and got pushed out by penalties."
end Jamir Davis replaced Toeaina at tackle to finish the game.
offensive line did a great job when we lost Albert," said quarterback
Joseph Ayoob, "They held together and played well."
knows all the plays and was more than prepared to fill in.
just tried to do what we do," said Davis. "We kn-ew what we had
to do (and) we got the job done."
and Brown were a couple of bright spots in the shaky win. Brown,
who was recently named the NorCal Offensive MVP, ran for 139 touchdowns
while catching another, while Love caught six passes for 71 yards.
caught a screen pass in the first quarter and slashed 35 yards through
Reedley's secondary for a touchdown.
Antwon Guidry probably had the biggest grab of them all. In the
fourth quarter Guidry caught a screen pass and raced 30 yards to
the Reedley 31 yard-line before being tackled. After that the Tigers
used their final timeout, sealing the Rams' victory.
passed for 311 yards and one touchdown while rushing for another
but fumbled three times in the game and twice in the fourth quarter.
last fumble led to a Tiger touchdown that brought the score in the
fourth quarter to 27-21.
Rams go in as the favorite against Grossmont College, the Southern
stopped short of guaranteeing a win.
not going to guarantee anything, but we're there though," said Brown.
Women Faster than Last Year at State Championships Fresno
College finished cross country season at the California Community
College State Championships in Fr-esno on Nov. 22. The City College
men's team placed 14 out of 17, and the women placed 16 out of 17.
the race, 137 men ran 4 miles and 132 women ran 5 kilometers to
compete for the State Championships. The top five runners from each
school qualified as a team.
Truong's time (20:35.28) was 47 seconds faster than her time at
the 2002 state championships. The women's team also ran an average
of nine seconds faster than in 2002. Last year, The women placed
23 out of 27 (23:11 average).
men's team improved its time by three seconds from 2002, with Jeffrey
Gehringer running ten seconds faster, the same time as last year's
top City College runner, Samuel Burkholder. In 2002, the men placed
17 out of 25 (22:11 average).
Bryant started the game off with a three point shot and the Rams
never looked back winning their first game at home by a dominating
score of 80-53.
Rams offense, ran mostly by Bryant, had no problems beating Monterey
Peninsula's full-court trap and quickly opened the game with a 12-5
Rams did an impressive job of forcing turnovers that lead to easy
opportunities and uncontested baskets. Freshman guard Alec van Tellop
got the Rams and their fans on their feet with a first-half steal
that lead to a fast-break dunk.
was thinking dunk the whole time, luckily I got one tonight," Van
Rams were in a small scoring drought towards the 11 minute mark
of the first half but sophomore guard Jamal Holden ended it with
an explosive steal and dunk followed by a great no-look pass to
a streaking Harry B-rown.
the Rams dominated every statistical category in the first half,
Mont-erey was able to stay in the game thanks to six first-half
Monterey seem-ed to be intimidated by the Rams' strength and athleticism
Labagh's decision to start freshman Lex James was huge. James provided
the spark the coach was looking for in the first half. After James
scored the Rams first eight points of the second half, the rout
led the Rams with 18 points on an array of thunderous dunks coming
off the offensive glass.
Rookie of the Year Up for Grabs
signed a $90 million contract with Nike before even stepping on
an NBA court, Lebron James is easily the most celebrated number
one draft pick in NBA history.
his first game playing for the Cavs, Lebron put up 25 points and
played like he was worth 100 million dollars.
seemed like the Cavs might actually do something this year.
as the game wore on, it was clear the Cavs were still the Cavs,
and they lost.
the potential James has shown the Cavs sit at the bottom of the
Anthony, the smiley faced, headband wearing kid who led Syracuse
to a NCAA title in his freshman year, is James' chief competition
for rookie of the Year honors.
by the Denver Nuggets, Anthony experienced success similar to James
early in the season, dropping 30 points against the LA Clippers
on November 11th.
the Nuggets are slightly above the .500 mark, they will have to
do a lot of work to snag a playoff spot, as they are still trailing
5 teams in their division.
rookie talents showcased in the league include Milwaukee's TJ Ford,
Miami's Dwayne Wade and Toronto's Chris Bosh. All three have been
impressive so far. The race for Rookie of the Year is still up for
Artest - Yes, when he's not flagrantly fouling or getting suspended,
he's a pretty good player, and probably one of the best defensive
players in the league. Ron has raised his scoring average from 15
to nearly 19 points a game, leading the Indiana Pacers, who have
the best record in the league. Don't be surprised if you see him
in the All-Star game.
to look out for this season:
Lewis - Opening the season with a career-high 50 point performance,
this guy is here to play. With the absence of Ray Allen, expect
'Shard to step it up for his Seattle team, as they hope to stay
in long enough to earn a playoff spot.
Randolph - He went from being a virtually unknown player to averaging
20 points and 10 rebounds a game. Along with Rasheed Wallace, Randolph
gives Portland a frightening front-line and possibly enough to make
it out of the first round of the playoffs.