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Gator basketball adds five transfers for upcoming season

September 17, 2018 Sports 0 Comments

The SF State men’s basketball team roster will be bolstered with the addition of five transfers for the 2018-19 basketball season, according to head coach Vince Inglima. The 2018-19 edition of the Golden Gators adds guards Jordan Balser, Jiday Ugbaja and Brian Nebo, along with forwards Linton Acliese and Zane Paddon. Balser, a 6-foot-3 guard, ...

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April 17, 2018 Multimedia 1 Comment

Though new to campus, junior Jhaina Stephens, also known as “Prime” or “JJ,” has made her presence on the court immediately felt posting 13 points and 9 rebounds in her first regular season game as a gator. The 6’1” forward would go on to average 15 points and 10 rebounds per game, and rank 37th ...

Four seniors, one last opportunity

February 26, 2018 Sports

While The Swamp is always packed on game nights, the crowd was a little bit different on Saturday, Feb 24. Instead of being filled with SF State students, the majority of the crowd was made up of friends and family members of the four men’s basketball seniors. Before the game started, the seniors were escorted ...

One Tooth Wonder

November 22, 2017 Multimedia Sports

The gym at West Ranch High School was booming. The stands were roaring from parents cheering on their kids as they were able to sneak into the 2014 CIF Southern Section Playoffs. It would be the last game of the season for the Wildcats unless they were to beat a higher division team of Long ...

Inglima steps up as new head coach of Gators men’s basketball

May 9, 2017 Sports

Assistant coach Vince Inglima was named interim head coach of the SF State men’s basketball team after Paul Trevor, head coach of seven years, announced his departure to Stanislaus State April 26. Inglima was hired as Trevor’s lead assistant coach in 2013. During his time as Trevor’s right-hand man, Inglima has experienced the growth of ...

Gators head coach says farewell after historic season

April 27, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s basketball coach Paul Trevor announced that he will not be returning for his eighth season coaching the Gators, signing instead with Stanislaus State University as co-head men’s basketball coach. Trevor’s announcement came in the form of a press release from the SF State athletic department late Wednesday afternoon, triggering a flurry of ...

Gators hit bump in road to NCAA Championship

March 5, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s basketball hit a bump in their road to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball West Regional, but they still have a shot in the game. The Gators faced-off against number 1 seeded University of California, San Diego Tritons in the championship game of the CCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Saturday night at the ...

Gators look ready for postseason with victory on Senior night

February 20, 2017 Sports

The Gators beat California State University, Los Angeles Golden Eagles 96-76 on Saturday’s Senior Night. Before the game, a short ceremony was conducted for seniors Coley Apsay, Nick Calcaterra, AJ Kahlon, Derrick Brown and Israel Hakim. Head Coach Paul Trevor started all five seniors to pay tribute to the outgoing players. The all-senior starting five ...

Gator women pull off back-to-back wins at the Swamp

February 20, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s basketball finished their final home game of the season Saturday with a California State University, Los Angeles defeat 55-54. The Gators celebrated Senior Night with their second win in a row and biggest comeback of the 2016-17 season, overcoming the double-digit deficit. Gators’ Jasmine Black put up 22 points Friday night, a ...

Kobe Bryant irreplaceable to the very end

April 12, 2016 Opinion

There will never be another Kobe Bryant. His competitive drive to be the best ever was second to none. His teammates have reinforced the fact that Kobe’s the hardest-working player to ever step on the hardwood. He was willing to outwork everyone to be the very best. I attended my first Lakers game last year, in ...

Women’s basketball remains upbeat after senior night loss

February 21, 2016 Sports

In what would be four seniors’ last game at The Swamp on senior night, the SF State women’s basketball team came up just short of an epic comeback against the Sonoma State Seawolves. The Gators lost 50-44, in large part due to a sluggish first half in which they shot only 22 percent from the ...

Men’s basketball wins in epic fashion on senior night

February 21, 2016 Sports

Nothing less than a triple overtime gauntlet victory would have done justice to the SF State men’s basketball team on senior night. The Gators defeated the Sonoma State Seawolves 80-76, clinching a playoff berth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. Floyd Wormley, Andre Jones, Jon McMurry and Justice Howard, all seniors, were honored before ...

Key win moves women’s basketball into playoff discussion

February 18, 2016 Sports

The Swamp erupted with cheers from the SF State faithful Wednesday night as the SF State women’s basketball team crushed the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs 75-52 for their fourth straight win. “I thought we played like a team, maybe more than we have all year,” Gator’s head coach Dennis Cox said. “I mean, we had ...

Women’s basketball grinds out third straight victory

February 12, 2016 Sports

The SF State women’s basketball team reigned victorious in an overtime thriller Thursday, defeating the Cal State San Marcos Cougars 50-48. The Gators recorded their third straight win, but it did not come easy. The first few minutes of the game were controlled by the Gators, but they struggled to put much together offensively until ...

Men’s basketball tames Cougars

February 12, 2016 Sports

The sounds of cheering bounced off the walls at The Swamp as the Gators chomped into another victory as they defeated Cal State San Marcos 73-71. “I thought it was a big one,” SF State forward Brantley Bynum  said, “It just sets us up, so we can move deeper into the ranking. That’s what we want.” What ...

Gators chomp the Lumberjacks in Spirit Night

February 6, 2016 Sports

It was a packed, noisy house at The Swamp as SF State had one of their best games of the season at home when they defeated Humboldt State 85-59. The Gators had a great game on both ends of the floor. They were playing aggressively and with a high-energy level. It was true team effort, ...

Gators cut-down by Lumberjacks

February 6, 2016 Sports

The SF State women’s basketball team came out with a heightened sense of urgency during their only televised game of the year, but lost to the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, 61-57. There were 1,000 fans in attendance, rabidly cheering the Gators on throughout the game. Among the notable attendees was President Les Wong. The crowd was a ...

Freshman center on pace to break record

January 26, 2016 Sports

In sports, the saying goes, “Defense wins championships.” In basketball, one of the best facets of a great defense is a defensive anchor down in the paint. Freshman Kiara Ginwright is the Gators’ defensive enforcer down low, and she is on pace to shatter the school record for most blocked shots in a season. Ginwright has 69 blocks ...

Midseason review: Defense and depth key to Gators postseason push

January 26, 2016 Sports

It has been an up-and-down season so far for the men’s basketball team, who are looking to make a strong push at the end of the season to secure a playoff spot. The top eight teams out of the 13 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association make it into the postseason. The Gators are currently tied ...

Gator Madness rallies fans and athletes for winter sports

October 22, 2013

  To mark the beginning of winter athletics at SF State, Gator fans and athletes gathered at The Swamp (main gymnasium) to celebrate the first Gator Madness last Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight. The athletic department hosted the kick-off rally, which consisted of team scrimmages, fan relays and even a half-court shot competition worth ...

Point guard transfer student enters second season with Gators

October 15, 2013 Sports

Off the court, SF State basketball player Calvin Otiono is known by his team, as well as his family and friends, for his upbeat, outgoing personality. But upon tip-off, the 6’1″ point guard is a force to be reckoned with. “He’s got a great personality, but at the same time, he’s a competitor, he wants ...

Gators basketball returns with strong veteran lineup

October 15, 2013 Sports

Stocked with six returning players, including two fourth-year seniors, the veteran presence has the SF State’s men’s basketball team poised to make a run at a conference title. With these returning players, the Gators look to improve on a year that saw them finish fourth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference with a 13-9 record, ...