Posted: Feb 12, 2019
Make no mistake, the Chabot men's basketball program is arriving under first-year coach Keenan McMiller.
The young Gladiators battled gallantly, and effectively, in a wild 96-94 loss to host Las Positas on Feb. 8 in Coast-North action.
This one looked like a true rivalry game.
Akili Daniels, who had a dizzying array of clutch shots, led Chabot with 30 points to go with five rebounds and six assists. Melvin Easley IV, Kyle Brown and Daniels combined to go 9 for 14 from 3-point range, and Jordan McGlory also came up big with 21 points and seven boards. He was 7 of 13 from the floor.
Impressively, the Gladiators made it close late despite playing without Jabari Sweet, who suffered a dislocated shoulder in the first two minutes of the contest. Sweet had 23 points and 12 rebounds in the first matchup against Las Positas.
In the game's aftermath, McMiller tweeted that "your Gladiators fought hard but come up short."
The Gladiators' week got off to a strong start with a 59-54 win over Foothill on Feb. 6. Sweet led the way with 15 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and three assists. McGlory had a double-double with 15 points and 14 boards. Brown and Daniels both added eight points.
The Gladiators will travel to Skyline Wednesday, Feb. 13, and then will play their final home game of the season against Ohlone on Friday, Feb. 15.