MOORER DROPS 26 POINTS, RANGERS COME UP SHORT AGAINST UCO

One of the best 3 point shooter to ever  to graduate from AVC is showing his stuff at D-2.  Joseph Moorer, a Junior basketball player, will start his masters degree next semester.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State men’s basketball faced off against the University of Central Oklahoma in the Rangers’ season opener Friday afternoon as part of the MIAA/GAC Challenge, falling 88-80 at the NSU Event Center in Tahlequah.

The Rangers pushed down the stretch to erase a 14-point deficit, pulling within five points with just over a minute to play. After A.J. Jones hit a clutch three-pointer, Northwestern made a defensive stand to keep it a two-possession game, but an uncontested three from the red-and-black rattled off the rim to all but seal the game.

Northwestern started just one returner from last season as David Thornton, Bryce Cashman, Joseph Moorer and Bryshon Bryant all made their debuts in head coach Shawn Dirden’s starting five. Moorer led the Rangers with 26 points, going 11-of-20 from the field including four of seven from beyond the arc.

Central Oklahoma controlled the first half leading by as many as 14 before taking a 12-point lead into the break. The Rangers struggled to gain momentum in the frame, shooting just 11-for-31 (35.5 percent).

Northwestern had a much better second half as they shot nearly 59 percent (20-for-34) from the field to jumpstart a comeback bid, but the effort was too little too late.

Jones chipped in 12 points, five assists and two steals in the loss, while Bryant went 5-of-8 from the field for 13 points. The Rangers out-rebounded the Bronchos (1-0, 0-0 MIAA) 39 to 32 thanks to nine boards from Bryant and eight from Jones.

The Rangers bench outscored their opponents 22-13 as redshirt-sophomore Elijah Parks and John Godwin picked up eight and six points respectively. UCO’s Josh Holliday led all scorers with 27 points and hit five three-pointers.

Northwestern will look to bounce back tomorrow evening as they take on tournament host Northeastern State University at 7:15 p.m. The Rangers took down the Riverhawks 61-50 in last season’s opener and will look to make it three-straight against NSU.

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AVC is heading for one brutal tournament next weekend.  Has the young AVC team improved enough to be competitive enough to take on the #1 and #7 ranked teams(Signal the Light Ranking) in SoCal or will they be run off the floor????




2018 Alvin Hunter Classic At San Bernardino Valley College

November 16

3 pm — West LA vs. Compton

5 pm — #15 Antelope Valley vs. #1 East LA

7 pm — Grossmont vs. San Bernardino Valley

November 17

1 pm — Grossmont vs. Compton

3 pm — West LA vs. East LA

5 pm — #15 Antelope Valley vs. #7 San Bernardino Valley

November 18

1 pm — Grossmont vs. West LA

3 pm — #15 Antelope Valley vs. Compton

5 pm — East LA vs. San Bernardino Valley

AVC Gets Ranked

Posted: November 7, 2018 in AVC Men's Basketball

With it 2-1 record from the Ventura Tournament, “Signal the Light” put AVC into the SoCal JUCO top 15 ranking.

15. Antelope Valley (2-1): The Marauders move into the rankings after going 2-1 in Ventura over the weekend. Antelope Valley lost their season opener against Riverside 71-70 and followed that up with two straight wins. The Marauders cruised past Moorpark 78-64 and followed that up with another win against Ventura 69-63 to cap off their two win weekend. Antelope Valley will have the week off and return to action on November 16th when they face off against top ranked East Los Angeles (2-0).

AVC is going to have to really turn things up next week end when it plays the #1 and #7 ranked team in SoCal in the San Bernardino Tournament:  Rebounding, Defense and Free Throw Shooting!

The young AVC team learned a big lesson in it first game of the season when the lost by one point Riverside.  “You cannot win a game when your opponent out rebounds you by 15 and when your free throw percentage was in the 40’s”.  AVC turned up the rebounding and free throw shooting in the next two games and came away with wins.

Led in their last game by Sophomore Julian Payton with 20 points and 6 rebounds and freshman Jalen Riley(Assist Machine) with 6, AVC shocked home team Ventura College.

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AVC is using their depth as their freshmen mature into solid college players.  Next the San Bernardino Valley tournament…more on that later.

Steve JohnsonLed by Steve Johnson with 14 points and its defense, AVC rolled over Moorpark.  Keeping Moorpark’s shooting down to 40%, AVC improved it rebounding to 31 to their opponents 29 and shot a sizzling 77% from the free throw line.  AVC’s depth showed with their bench coming through with 43 points.

Jalen Riley handed off 9 assists.

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AVC will play home team Ventura tonight at 7 P.M.

 

Leading the game with three minutes left, AVC dropped the game by one to #11 ranked Riverside.  AVC was outrebounded Riverside 35-20 and out shot at the free throw line 69% to 45%.  Very clear was the Marauder’s need to improve.

In the first game of the tournament, Maurice Tutt made three 3 pointers and had 19 points and Chris Harper added 12 points and 5 rebounds as 11th ranked Riverside (1-0) picked up their first victory of the year with a 71-70 win over Antelope Valley (0-1). Sophomore Julian Payton had 17 points and 4 rebounds and Jalen Riley added 14 points in the loss for the Marauders. Riverside will face Los Angeles Valley tomorrow and Antelope Valley will take on Moorpark in 2nd day action tomorrow.

 

I have been operating this website year round  for nigh unto 10 years.  Candidly I have been running out of gas operating the website  in the last couple of years, especially this year.  Libby are healthy, happy and extremely busy with my 101 year old Dad and our traveling.  I am heading for Minnesota this week for his 101st birthday and we just got back from a 2000 mile driving trip to New Mexico.  Add to that cruises and trips to Europe.

I have no idea how much I will follow the Marauders this year but I will have limited involvement on the website.  Volunteers can make that decision.  LOL.

I will be missing the Ventura Tournament this weekend.  AVC will be taking on Riverside in the first game on Thursday, 3 P.M., in this tournament.  Best of luck to the very young Marauders in their first game.

Finally to all of the people who have supported and followed the website all of these yearS;  THANK YOU.