HAWKS WOMEN NOTCH BACK-TO-BACK WINS
The young Las Positas women's basketball team rode the Jenna Kol Express to back-to-back victories last week in the Coast-North.
Kol, a freshman guard out of Kimball-Tracy, had a game-high 23 points in the Hawks' confidence-building 66-63 win over host College of San Mateo on Friday, which avenged a 77-65 loss to the Bulldogs on Jan. 11 in Livermore.
In a 61-50 win over Ohlone on Feb. 1, Kol had 20 points and six assists and Janelle Bumagat, a freshman guard out of Milpitas, had a double-double with a game-high 23 points and 11 rebounds.
The Hawks swept the season series against the Renegades.
Samantha Roney had 15 points and nine boards against CSM, converting 11 of 12 from the free throw line. The Hawks made 24 of 28 free throw attempts (85.7 percent), helping them overcome 29.7 percent shooting from the field.
Las Positas (8-15, 3-6) will confront two powerful opponents this week, playing at second-place Chabot (19-7, 7-2) on Wednesday and hosting first-place City College of San Francisco (21-3, 8-0) on Friday, both games at 5 p.m.
The Hawks (19-6, 5-4) will look to rebound from their first winless week of the season when they travel to Chabot (4-19, 1-8) Wednesday and host reigning state champion City College of San Francisco (22-2, 6-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Las Positas fell to Ohlone 92-87 in overtime on Feb. 1, and then lost to Canada 94-90 in Redwood City. Both the Renegades and Colts earned season sweeps of the Hawks.
Caleb Baskett (Washington High) had a big game against Ohlone with 28 points and 10 rebounds, and Nick Evans (Freedom) and Kameron Johnson (Granada) both had 11 points. Keith Hunter (Oakland) had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Ohlone's Jack MacDonald and Cameron Bradley combined for 50 points.
Las Positas led Canada by 12 points at halftime but could not hold on. The Hawks' 6-8 sophomore forward Stokley Chaffee (Amador Valley) had a double-double with 13 points and 16 boards. Hunter paced Las Positas with 25 points.
Still enjoying a strong season, the Hawks will be vying for a season sweep of CCSF on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m.
-- Matt Schwab