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Another Game, Another Victory!

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Photo by: Julian Padilla
Tipoff at 7 p.m., The Fresno City Rams take on Taft College at Fresno City College Gymnasium on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

The energetic crowd lit up the gymnasium while watching the Fresno City College Women’s Basketball Team. The Rams dominated the Cougars by 50 points with a final score of 101-51.

The Fresno City Rams took on Taft College at Fresno City College Gymnasium on Wednesday, January 17. The Cougars win the tipoff but the Rams take an early leading score with five minutes left to play.

The Rams defended strong and held The Cougars to very few points. After every scoring shot the gym erupts cheering as the floor and building begin to rattle.

As the first quarter came to a finish The Rams led the Cougars 21-13.

With a slow start for The Cougars, they began to make plays and scored some buckets. The Rams gained more momentum and started to pull away with the lead in the 2nd quarter 29-13.

With the half coming to an end, the Rams lead The Cougars 40-23.

Head Coach Alex Fletcher stated, “This season has been a lot of fun, if we focus on what we do and keep our standards high then the winning takes care of itself.”

The second half began and the Cougars were struggling. Turnover after turnover for the Cougars caused their head coach to look more and more frustrated with his team.
The Rams led 71-37 after three quarters.

During the fourth quarter, the Rams went on to rally and blew The Cougars out by 50 points with the final score of 101-51. The Rams were fired up with everyone celebrating as the buzzer hit zero.

The Rams shot 40 percent from the 3-point line, with 40 rebounds, and five players with more than 10 points according to the FCC Athletics page.

After the win, Coach Fletcher said he loves what this organization can do for his players by creating more opportunities, it’s what this college is all about.

“All of our sophomores got scholarships last year to continue playing basketball which is a big part of what we do here at Fresno City College,” Fletcher said.

The Rams are now 15-4 on the season with their next home game on Jan. 24 against West-Hills Lemoore College.

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Julian Padilla is 23 years old. He comes from a small town from Fowler, he graduated high school in the year 2018. Julian’s major is Journalism, an AA-transfer to a CSU. He wants to pursue this field and would like to focus more on sports because my dream job is to become a sports analyst since he is a big sports fanatic and knows so much about sports. Julian enjoys spending time with his loved ones whenever he has extra time or when he’s not working or doing homework. After this spring semester is over Julian will be graduating with his associates degree in Journalism. One of his favorite hobbies right now is that he likes to go fishing whenever he can, it definitely is a patience game but it is well worth waiting when you do catch fish. Julian also enjoys going to the gym whenever he has time and isn't tired. Julian also has hobbies within photography and making videos. He works well in premiere pro and editing is really fun when it comes to editing pictures or videos. Julian has taken many different courses over the past semesters that involve editing, photography, social media advertising and some journalism classes. He likes watching sports and he hopes to be working within sports or the media when it comes to journalism. He is an individual that likes making connections with other important individuals. After taking both of these journalist courses A & B it has really taught myself to be more talkative or using different approaches when talking to someone.

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