Sports

Women’s basketball falls to cross-town rival CRC
By | Sports Editor
Jan. 17

City College women’s basketball team lost its third straight Big 8 Conference matchup after losing Jan. 13 to cross-town rival Cosumnes River College in a close 60-56 game.

The Panthers had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds but came up short after the Hawks got their own rebound after a missed free throw and scored. With 10 seconds remaining in the game, Panthers’ freshman guard Jasmine Bernardo attempted a 3-pointer to cut the lead to one, but missed, giving the Hawks the chance to close out the game.

“I think we turned it over too many times, and I think we missed the easy [shots] that were uncontested,” said City College head coach Julia Allender. “I think we relied to heavily on the 3-point line in the second half, and we didn’t rebound the ball.”

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Panthers drop the ball against cross-town rival
By | Sports Editor
Jan. 17

City College men’s basketball team was blown out 91-62 against cross-town rival Cosumnes River College Jan. 13. It was the team’s third consecutive Big 8 Conference loss this season.

The Panthers attacked in the beginning and started the game on a 10-2 run. However, once the Hawks got into a rhythm, they began firing on all cylinders and went into halftime with a 42-22 lead.

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Panthers fall on last second shot
By | Sports Editor
Jan. 13

City College men’s basketball team lost its Big 8 Conference opener, 61-60, to the American River College Jan. 6, despite holding a 12-point lead in the second half.

The Panthers had a chance to win the game with 4.4 seconds remaining when freshman guard Kellen Hill drove to the basket and put up a last-second floater, but the ball hit the rim as the buzzer went off.

The Beavers started the game firing up 3-pointers early and often, making five of them in the first half. ARC maintained a strong lead through most of the first half, but turnovers plagued them late, which allowed City College to mount a comeback.

With two minutes remaining in the first half, Panthers’ freshman guard Devin Joseph came up with a big steal in transition and scored a layup. The score was the start of a 10-2 run that put the Panthers ahead 34-31 at the half.

The run continued through the first couple minutes of the second half, and the Panthers took a commanding 12-point lead with 17 minutes remaining.

A surplus of fouls and missed shots by City College helped ARC mount its own comeback in the second half. ARC tied  the…» Read More



Women's basketball falls to ARC in Big 8 Conference opener
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Jan. 13

City College women’s basketball team lost 61-47 in the Big 8 Conference opener Jan. 6 to the American River College Beavers.

The Panthers trailed much of the game, and despite attempting a comeback in the last six minutes, they were outscored 35-25 in the second half. City College head coach Julia Allender credits the loss to a lack of intensity on both sides of the ball.

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Panthers claim victory in home opener
By | Sports Editor
Jan. 1

City College women’s basketball rallies; wins in overtime

In the first home game of the season, City College women’s basketball team mounted a successful comeback victory in overtime over the Butte College Roadrunners 74-61, erasing a 12-point second-half deficit.

The Roadrunners were ahead by 12 points and looked to run away with the victory with 11 minutes remaining in the game. With clutch play on both sides of the court, the Panthers rallied back and forced overtime.

“They got some stops, played some better defense, got some boards and played a little tougher,” said Panthers head coach Julia Allender. “I just think we got more aggressive offensively.”

The Panthers played timidly in the first half and turned the ball over several times — 20 total turnovers in the game. The shots didn’t fall often enough, which brought the energy down, according to Allender.

With some big stops in the second half, the Panthers knocked the lead down to five with five minutes remaining in regulation. City College took advantage of the overly aggressive play by the Roadrunners and found themselves at the free-throw line often — shooting 24 free in the game.

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A glimpse at City College’s men’s basketball program
By | Features Editor
Dec. 18, 2014

With City College’s men’s basketball season underway, the team looks to improve on its performance from the 2013-2014 campaign.

The Panthers’ season started in early November with non-conference play as well as some tournaments. Big-8 Conference game are scheduled to start in early January, and the season will wrap up with the playoffs in late February.

Last year, the City College men’s basketball team ended the season by almost making the California Community College Athletic Association playoffs with a 14-14 — 7-7 in conference play — record. Now, even with some of its top players from last season gone, the Panthers team aims to be as competitive as it was last year, according to head coach Andrew Jones.

“A realistic goal for us is, last year we were 14-14, if we can match that again, I think that would be a successful season, given that we lost six of our top seven players from last year,” said Jones.

Panthers have only four players returning form last year’s roster — forwards Adam Ciszewski and Oleg Yemchuk and guards Derek Rhodes and Michael Wiggins. Of the other nine players on the 13-man roster, eight of them are freshmen.

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City College football team: 2014 East Bay Bowl champions
By | Features Editor
Dec. 10, 2014

After a slow start, Northern California’s No. 9 City College came from behind to defeat the No. 5 Diablo Valley College Vikings 41-35 in the California Community College Athletics Association’s East Bay Bowl game.

Panther’s quarterback Jason Samuels won offensive MVP, throwing for 371 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. The game’s defensive MVP was awarded to Panthers’ linebacker George Stone who had nine total tackles, including four sacks and a pass breakup that almost turned into an

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Big 8 champions crowned
By | Sports Editor
Dec. 10, 2014

After taking second place at the North Regional Championships Dec. 6 at Chabot College, the City College wrestling team now turns its attention to the State Championship at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.

The State Championship starts Friday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. and continues the following day. The finals will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec.

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Panthers come up big in second half comeback victory
By | Features Editor
Nov. 23, 2014

City College football defeated Diablo Valley College 41-35 in overtime in the California Community Colleges Athletics Association East Bay Bowl game Nov. 22, closing out the season with a 7-4 record.

Diablo Valley Vikings were in control of the game throughout the first half, and went into halftime with a 28-14 lead. The Vikings scored on their first drive of the third quarter and took a commanding 21-point lead.

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Not just a student of the game
By | Staff Writer
Nov. 22, 2014

The sun glared on Hughes Stadium at City College during the women’s soccer team’s afternoon practice as Assistant Coach Victor Perez stood on the field.

Not only does Perez, 20, coach for the soccer team, he is also in his sophomore year as a full-time student at City College. He plans to eventually transfer to California Polytechnic State University or Sacramento State

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