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Fresno City College Men’s Basketball Loses First Home Game of the Season

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Photo by: Caleb Nerdahl
No. 20 Jalen Royster, shoots and makes a free throw on Nov. 17

The Fresno City College men’s basketball team faced a challenging match against West Valley College, resulting in their first home game loss of the season. Despite their efforts, the Rams struggled to match the intensity of the Vikings, falling with a score of 80-67 in a lackluster performance. 

The game started with West Valley College taking an early lead after getting the tip-off and netting the opening point. However, Devon Riggens put the Rams on the scoreboard shortly after.

Even with the score, the Rams could not go toe-to-toe with the Vikings in any aspect of the game, it seemed.

With a slow start to the game, the Rams gained momentum with the enthusiastic crowd where they would close the gap but would play catch up till the end of the first half.

The Rams ended the first half down 26 to 45.

As the second half of the game started the crowd voiced to the referees they were calling unnecessary fouls on the Rams on some of their plays resulting in points being left on the court and possessions ending short.

“You need to go back to reffing school,” was heard over the noise in the gymnasium by an upset crowd.

Despite a late push from the Rams, the Vikings maintained the lead throughout the game securing their win.

Regardless some disputed fouls on the Rams, they ended the night statistically underwhelming.

The Rams shot less than 50% from inside the paint and from the 3-point line with most of the players scoring less than 10 points each according to the FCC athletics page.

The Rams currently sit at 3-3 and their next home game is on Nov. 29 against Gavilan College.

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Caleb Nerdahl was born and raised in Clovis California and graduated from Clovis East High School in 2021. He is currently enrolled at Fresno City College and this is his second semester being in the Rampage. Some things Caleb enjoys doing include going thrifting, collecting vinyl records, listening to music, and watching movies. Some of his favorite artists include Ryan Beatty, SZA, Omar Apollo, and The Weeknd. While some of his favorite movies include Bodies, Bodies, Bodies, American Psycho, and the minion movie. Caleb also loves to go running. He has run cross country and track competitively for almost 10 years but stopped after high school and now he just enjoys running for fun. A fun fact about Caleb is that after he graduated he attended college in Texas but after a year decided that the cowboy state was not for him and moved back to Clovis to attend community college. He hopes to attend a university the following year but is undecided on where he will go. Another fact about Caleb is that he loves coffee and is always looking to try new coffee places. His go-to drink is an iced dirty chai latte.

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