Sunday, December 26, 2010
#18th In The State and #8th In The North Ranked Thunderbirds Head Down The 880 Highway To The Chabot College Tournament Classic
The #18th in the state and #8th north ranked Thunderbirds head to the Chabot College Tournament Classic in Hayward, California. This tournament is the final destination on the preseason schedule for the Thunderbirds. On Tuesday December 28 at 3pm the Thunderbirds took on the #11th in the state and #6th in the north ranked Cabrillo College Seahawks. The Thunderbirds had there worst shooting performance from the field at 36% and from the freethrow line shooting a terrible 7/21 30%. Although the Thunderbirds displayed such poor shooting there defense allowed the high octane 81 points per game Cabrillo Seahawks only 54 points. Final score Seahawks 54 Thunderbirds 49.
Saajid Polite led the Thunderbirds with 13 points 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals.
William Tolefree had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
Nick Capiti had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
On Wednesday December 29, 2010 the Thunderbirds took on there Bay Valley Conference Rival the Contra Costa College Comets. The Thunderbirds jumped out on the Comets from the tip and went in at halftime up 40-21. The second half was more of the same play as the Thunderbirds cruised to a 25 point victory Thunderbirds 75 Comets 49.
Saajid Polite led all scorers with a season high of 25 points 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals.
William Tolefree had 3 three pointers and finished with 15 points 7 rebounds, 6 steals and 3 assists.
Joshua Hatcher had his 1st double double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds and 4 steals.
Elliott Herald chipped in 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals.
On Thursday December 30, 2010 the Thunderbirds took on the another Bay Valley Conference Rival for the second time in the Alameda College Cougars. The Cougars had revenge on there mind as at the end of the first half it was tied 28-28. In the second half the Thunderbirds played there best half of the preseason and beat the Cougars. Final score Cougars 50 Thunderbirds 72.
William Tolefree led all scorers with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals.
Saajid Polite had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals.
Tyler Idowu had 15 points and 8 rebounds.
Joshua Hatcher had 12 points, 15 rebounds and 4 steals. (two consecutive double doubles)
The Thunderbirds complete the preseason on a winning note and stand with a record of 11-5. What the Thunderbirds have learned from preseason is that they can compete against anyone, and with continued maturity the Thunderbirds will compete to win the 2011 Bay Valley Conference.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Roman Robinson led the Thunderbirds in scoring and had his first double double of the season with 19 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steals.
Tyler Idowu also had another double double with 18 points and 15 rebounds.
Saajid Polite had 16 points 5 assists and 2 steals.
Gurpreet Sandher displayed a versatile offensive game with 12 points.
William Tolefree had a double double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks.
Nick Capiti had 10 points and 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks.
Contrail Dixon scored double figures for the first time this season with 10 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds.
The Thunderbirds displayed a good team effort and look to continue there progress at the Chabot College Classic December 28-30 at Chabot College. The Thunderbirds open up the first round vs the #19th in the state and #9 in the north ranked Cabrillo College Seahawks Tuesday December 28, 2010 at 3pm.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
After a week and a half break the Thunderbirds are ready to play today down to the San Jose City College Classic. The Thunderbirds look forward to competing at this loaded team tournament. The teams participating in the tournament are San Francisco City College, Diablo Valley College, Monterey Peninsula College, Stanford Club Team, Bay Valley Conference rivals Alameda College and Contra Costa College and the host San Jose City College Jaguars.
The Thunderbirds had redemption on their minds in the first round contest as they took on their spoiler in the last San Jose City College Tournament Championship game, the Monterey Peninsula Lobos. The Thunderbirds rested and ready to compete, played a high intensity game as advertised. The game was hard fought and in the last 45 seconds...the Lobos slipped by the Thunderbirds 69-67.
Saajid Polite led all scores in the game with 19 points and added 5 rebounds 2 assists and 2 steals.
Nick Capiti had 10 points 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
Roman Robinson had 10 points 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
Tyler Idowu had 10 points and 5 rebounds.
In the second round match up Friday December 10, 2010 the Thunderbirds faced the Stanford University Club Team. This game was aThunderbird route of the Stanford Cardinal as the Thunderbirds outscored the Cardinal 78-55.
Saajid Polite led all scores with 20 points and added 6 rebounds 5 assists and 2 steals.
Nick Capiti had 10 points 6 assists 4 rebounds and 2 steals.
Tyler Idowu and Elliott Herald both had 10 points and 8 rebounds.
In the Consolation Championship December 11, 2010 the Thunderbirds faced there cross town rival the Alameda College Cougars. The Thunderbirds never trailed in the game and beat the Cougars 85-55 securing the consolation championship trophy.
Saajid Polite led all scores with 20 points and added 6 rebounds. 6 assists and 2 steals.
Roman Robinson also led all scores with 20 points and added 5 rebounds 3 assists and 2 steals.
Kareem Ransom had 14 points and 4 rebounds.
Will Tolefree had a double double of 10 points, 11 rebounds and 2 steals.
The Thunderbirds completed the tournament 2 -1 and currently hold a record of 8-4. The Thunderbirds have 1 single game vs Holy Names University JV Thursday December 16. 2010 and the Chabot College Christmas Classic Dec 28-30 before league begins January 5, 2010 vs Mendocino College.