From AVC’s standpoint, it is important to watch certain games for different reasons;  1.  Chabot Tournament teams, 2.  Top ranked teams,  3.  Western State-South Conference teams. 

1.  Chabot Tournament team games. 

Chabot 65 Foothill 50. Chabot the home team heads into their tournament with a win.

Sierra 60  SFC 76.  Sierra knocked off by San Francisco has an easy first round game against Fullerton(2-9)

Consumnes River 73 Fresno City 86  A grumpy Consumnes,  who is in AVC’s bracket, heads in to the tournament with a loss.


2.  Top ranked teams had their hands full last night.  Looked like the Christmas spirit stepped in and as all good teams do, they found a way to win.

San Diego City 67  MiraCosta 66

Saddleback 74  Long Beach 64

San Bernardino 60  Ventura 56


3.  Western State-South Conference

With conference play coming up in a couple weeks, its time for AVC fans to watch their conference foes closely;

Santa Monica 88  Desert 101  Santa Monica an offensive power was outscored by Desert.   

LA Valley 71  Cuyamca 51  Started out weak but is really improved in the last month.  Here comes Valley.

Canyons 69 Santa Rosa 59  Winning tournaments against good teams Canyons must considered a contender in the Western State. 

 

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Capture

AVC’s men’s basketball team, 9-4, is heading up to NoCal.  Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94545.  It’s a bit of a drive, 342 miles, 4 hours and 54 minutes.  Here is copy of the Chabot Backet starting Sunday 28 December ending Tuesday 30 December 2014. 

Next we’ll take a look at the teams in the tournament.  Very competitive. 

 

 

Citrus 88  Southwestern 87 Citrus sneaks one at home.

Long Beach  86  Chaffey 79  Been a long time since had six losses this early.

Bakersfield  72 Pierce 54  Bakersfield looking good as conference sneaks up.  The Western State-South looking tough!

San Diego City 51  Irvine Valley 39

After San Diego got thumped last night by Long Beach City and Irvine Valley lost in OT to Chaffey, the question was who could step up and get back on the winning track.  No question:  San Diego City stepped up and held Irvine to 39 point points.

Irvine is looking forward to the weak Orange Empire Conference season coming up as Irvine is sliding down toward the .500 level, an unusual place for them to be in. 

lucc Gamiz1Lucciano Gamiz is starting for D-2 #11 nationally ranked Drury University who beat UC San Bernardino University last evening.  Lucciano aided Drury in their hard fought win.

Interesting, believe I have found a former SoCal JUCO player in the box scores for San Bernardino;  Gilbert Parga from Citrus College.  I heard he received a scholarship at D-1 Iona but never played.  He popped up at a D-1 U LIU Brooklyn where he played  a year and now he is at D-2 UC San Bernardino.  If this is the same guy he is certainly the Citrus traveler. 


Daviyon DraperDaviyon Draper has taken over the starting role at D-1 Florida International University.  In their last game, Draper put in points 9 FG, A 7 FGM 4 FG% .57 Min 27.  Good stuff!

#9 LA Harbor drops shocker to #65 Cypress College 53-52.  This is two straight loses for Harbor.

Some surprises and but in general things went as expected. 

#45 Sacramento 77  #39 Allan Hancock 65  Allan Hancock two and home in the Modesto tournament. 

#21 Long Beach  79  #18 San Diego City  A surprise? kinda.

#11 Chaffey 66  #23 Irvine Valley 60 Expected by most, some are shocked. 

#30 Canyons  #13 Marin 77  This is a shocker which could kick Canyon’s into the run for the conference championship!

The ranking of the teams are based on the Massey Poll.