Tag Archives: Basketball

By the numbers: Madam I’m Adam

Over the nearly 32 years at the Record I’ve shot a few sports coincidences involving jersey numbers. Once, 3 football players had sequential numbers from left to right, and then several basketball photos where a player and their opponent were wearing the same digits. Recently, I photographed another numerical milestone. During a University of the […]

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Numbers game #2

There’s an old adage in sports photography of “two faces and a ball,” meaning that’s what most sports pictures boil down to. You want to get two opposing athletes in action over whatever ball they use. I also try to include jersey numbers to help with identifying them later. Occasionally both players will have the […]

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Hoops and hollar

I’ve been working the night shift lately, and that means shooting a lot of sporting events. Mostly Stockton Thunder hockey and basketball – a lot of basketball. I’ve shot several UOP (men’s and women’s) and Delta College (men’s and women’s) hoops along with countless prep games (boys and girls). Some were close games, others were […]

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A light rant

St. Mary’s Afure Jemerigbe goes to the hoop against St. Francis’ Beth Balbierz, left, and Aurora Singh during a game at St. Francis in Sacramento (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 70mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 1600). Last month I shot the St. Mary’s girls varsity basketball game at St. Francis High […]

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Differences

Pacific’s Michael Nunnally goes to the hoop against Cal’s Max Zhang during a game against Cal’s at the Stockton Arena in downtown Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/4 w/ Elinchrome strobes. ISO: 200). University of the Pacific’s Jennifer Fath goes to the hoop against USF’s Donnisha Taylor during […]

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Blocked

Pacific’s Demetrece Young guards Cal’s Jerome Randle during a men’s basketball game at the Stockton Arena in downtown Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: 70-200mm @ 150mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/4.5. ISO: 200 w/ Elinchrome strobes. ISO: 200). A lunge for a steal, a swat for a block, reach for a rebound, in the game […]

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Bring on da noise

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. f/2.8 w Elinchrome strobes. ISO: 200) The University of the Pacific men’s basketball team played UC Berkeley in a game at the Stockton Arena in a game billed as the Stockton Showcase. It’s first home game outside of UOP’s own Spanos Center since 1981, […]

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Disconnect

When I covered the Sac-Joaquin Division III girls basketball semifinal game between St. Mary’s Rams and East Union Lancers, there seemed to be a strange disconnect between the boisterousness of the East Union fans and the lop-sided score against them A whole section of the stands at the playoff venue of the Galt High School gym […]

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A contact non-contact sport

“No shouldering, holding, pushing, tripping, or striking in any way the person of an opponent shall be allowed; the first infringement of this rule by any player shall count as a foul, the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made, or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the […]

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Foul play

Sports referees and umpires have a difficult job. They have to make split second decisions with someone waiting to second guess and/or criticize them. The harassment from the fans tend to be more partisanship than anything else. From my vantage point during the games, right on the sidelines, the refs usually get their calls right. […]

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