2009-10 Men's Basketball News Archive


2009 - 2010 Season

(Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 - OC Athletic Dept.)
Men's Hoops Coach Landram Resigns
The seven-year Olympic College men's basketball coach reign of Billy Landram has come to a close. Landram met with his players Monday night to inform them he was stepping down. "I officially resigned my position last week, but I told my players told," said Landram, who played at North Mason, Olympic College and at San Jose State becoming head OC coach. (more>>)

(Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 - OC Athletic Dept.)
Whatcom Beats Rangers
The Whatcom Orcas prevailed 70 to 67 on Saturday night against the Rangers at the Bremer Student Center. OC was led by Isaiah Thompson's 19 points. Whatcom's Matt Peterson had a game high 21 points. 

(Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 - OC Athletic Dept.)
Skagit Holds on Against Rangers
The OC men couldn't quite sneak out a home win versus Skagit Valley Wednesday night. Skagit (10-13, 4-10) held on for the 88-85 victory. Local freshman Isaiah Thompson has been a bright spot for the Rangers lately - he had 23 points Wednesday. Sophomore Dietrich Rios added 17 points for the Rangers (4-16, 2-11). Click (here) for the game boxscore.

(Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Swept by Bellevue
Firepower - or lack of it - was the main issue Wednesday night as both the Olympic College men and women fell to Bellevue at the Bremer Student Center Gym. Hot-shooting Bellevue jumped on the OC men (4-15, 2-10) early to take a big lead and then had to hang on as the Rangers got hot late and made a game of it down the stretch. Bellevue (7-4, 14-6) hung on for a 98-83 victory. (more>>)

(Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Thompson Paces OC to League Win
This time last week, the Olympic College Rangers didn't have a league win to their name. Now, they have two after beating Everett 99-94 in an NWAACC North Division game on Wednesday. Isaiah Thompson had 35 points and 14 rebounds.(more>>)

(January 2010 - The Sports Paper)
Sequim's Webb Delivers Outside Punch
Basketball, it seems, is part of the fabric of the Webb family. There was I.J. Webb, grandfather of Olympic College's Ary Webb, a standout player in his high school days in West Virginia, and several generations later it's Ary and his brothers Ben and Corbin who have become avid hoopsters in Sequim. (more>>)

(Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Ranger Men Win First Conference Game
The Olympic College men's basketball team claimed its first NWAACC North Division win by beating Peninsula College 74-70 on Saturday night. Isaiah Thompson had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four steals and Cartiea French-Toney added 18 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals for the Rangers (3-13 overall, 1-8 conference. (more>>)

(Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Fall to Seattle
The Ranger men fell 84-78 to the Seattle Storm. Seattle's Will Bush, a 6-foot-3 sophomore from Inglemoor, scored 13 straight points for the Storm, nine of them 3-pointers. His 10-foot banker off the glass from along the basline put the Storm ahead 52-50. Ary Webb and Dietrich Rios scored 20 points each. (more>>)

(Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Men Lose Heartbreaker
The Olympic College men's basketball team is still waiting for their first division win after droppin ga heartbreaker to 89-88 to Shoreline. Trailing by one with 20 seconds remaining, OC's Andre Moore was fouled, but missed both shots and Shoreline rebounded and was fouled five seconds later. (more>>)

(Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers' D Goes Missing
The Olympic College men's basketball team fell in its league opener to Peninsula, 105-83. Ryan Rutherford scored 41 points for the Pirates, who shot 69 percent from the field. "We just didn't guard," OC coach Billy Landram said. Ary Webb led the Rangers with 29 points. Cartiea French-Toney set a team record with 11 assists in the loss. (more>>)  To see the box score, click (here>>).

(Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Knocked Out of Tourney
It wasn't a good trip east for the Olympic College Rangers. The Rangers went 0-2 at the Spokane Crossover Tournament and are heading home today. Community Colleges of Spokane knocked them from the consolation bracket 84-68 on Saturday. (more>>)

(Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Fall at Crossover Tourney
The Olympic College Rangers drove across the state to play a western Washington team it's already played twice. And the result was the same as the first two. South Puget Sound beat Olympic 82-78 in the Spokane Crossover tournament on Friday night at Spokane Community College.(more>>)

(Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Clippers Sink Rangers Again
The Olympic College men's basketball team must be getting tired of playing South Puget Sound. For the second time in five games, the Clippers knocked off the Rangers, winning 99-84 in NWAACC action Saturday. OC lost to South Puget Sound 105-79 in its season opener on Nov. 21. This time around, the Rangers (2-3) fared better, but couldn't maintain a lead in the second half. "We were up six points with 12 minutes to go," OC coach Billy Landram said. (more>>)

(Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Find Groove Just in Time
The two sides of the Olympic College men's basketball team was on full display Wednesday night at the Bremer Student Center gym. There was the side that lacks intensity almost to the point of indifference and then there is the side that plays full out, scrambles for loose balls, and drives to the hole with reckless abandon. It was the second side that prevailed when it counted. (more>>)

(Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)

OC Falls on Road to Pierce 
Things started well for the Olympic College Rangers. But that didn't last long. OC had a 9-7 lead before the wheels fell off. Pierce (3-1) went on a 38-9 run to end the half and cruised to an 89-61 non-conference win on Saturday night. Ary Webb led OC (1-2) with 14 points and Andre Moore chipped in 11. OC hosts Portland (2-1) on Wednesday. (more>>)

(Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Win First of Season
Billy Landram wasn't too pleased about his team's intensity after their first game. He's feeling much better now. The Olympic College Rangers beat Green River 80-70 in a non-conference game on Wednesday night. "We played hard," Landram said. "It was a tale of two cities from the first game. Ary Webb led the Rangers (1-1) with 18 points. (more>>)

(November 2009 - The Sports Paper)
New-look Rangers Look toTimmons
Another year and another turnover of players for Olympic College always brings a period of uncertainty for coach Billy Landram's men's basketball program. That is the case again this season as only one player returns from OC's run to the Northwest Association of Community Colleges tournament. One of those new recruits is Mike Timmons, a 6-4 wing player who played high school at Chief Sealth in Seattle and one year of college ball at North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene before sitting out a year. (more>>)

(Monday, November 16, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC's Newest Point Guard Likes to Make Plenty of Verbal Points
Cartiea French-Toney also can hound an opponent on the court. The community college basketball season officially got started over a week ago with practices and Olympic College already has its media guy - Cartiea French-Toney. "I'm like Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens," says French-Toney, a 6-1 freshman point guard from Cleveland High School in Seattle. "I like to talk to the media." He likes to talk, period. French-Toney says talking just comes natural for him. It wasn't something he intentionally tried to do, but picked it up from others as he played basketball. (more>>)

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June 2009

(Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Klahowya's Moore, CK's Thompson Among 10-Player Recruiting Class
The Rangers’ recruiting class includes a lot of quickness — and hulking Reggie Rogers from Sealth. The old Olympic College gym at Bremer Student Center has held its share of exciting basketball games in its 62-year history, a few of them coming last season when Billy Landram put together a sophomore-laden team that posted 21 wins and brought home a seventh-place trophy from the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Tournament. (more>>)

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