Western State-East Overall
GP Record Win % GP Record Win % Last 10 Streak
Antelope Valley 1 1-0 1.000 20 14-6 0.700 9-1 Won 6
Glendale 1 1-0 1.000 18 11-7 0.611 7-3 Won 2
LA Valley 1 1-0 1.000 17 7-10 0.412 5-5 Won 1
Citrus 1 0-1 0.000 20 15-5 0.750 7-3 Lost 1
Barstow 1 0-1 0.000 17 7-10 0.412 4-6 Lost 1
Victor Valley 1 0-1 0.000 16 4-12 0.250 3-7 Lost 1

AVC (14-6) (1-0)

The Box Score has finally come through for Saturday’s win against Barstow.  Cory Dollarhide had a career game dropping 7-9(78%) three ball for a total of 26 points and  five rebounds. 

AVC has two conference games on the agenda this week.  Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5 p.m.. at home they will be playing LA Valley who shocked #8 ranked Citrus College last week.  Dangerous team.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 3 p.m. on the road, AVC will be taking on Victor Valley.  Very quick deep team.

AVC 80 Barstow 72

AVC knew that their first conference game on the road against Barstow was not going to be an easy one.  An international team with more than cory dollarhide 3half of their squad from South America, Spain and Australia.  They are one of the few teams that match AVC in size and can shoot the lights out.  Deadly from the free throw line and can match anyone on the boards.  A scary team especially when you take them on at home.

Team captain Cory Dollarhide, 6’0”, 170, exploded last night for 26 points.  . He dropped in 7-9 three pointers, five rebounds  and high energy defense.  A real beast and leader on the floor.  

Osi Dribble1Due to injuries/etc, AVC was down to it’s third string point guard, freshman 6’4”, 205, Osinachi Nwachukwu who had one of the best games of the season.  He ran the team well on both ends of the court and handed out the ball for easy shots to his teammates. 

Freshman Miles Wise, 6’3”, 180, may have had his best game of the season using his ball handling skills, aggressively slashing to the basket and playing shut down defense.  Another freshman, Dee Jones, 6’4”, 200 high energy on defense and attack offense gave AVC the boost the team needed. 

AVC’s big men, 6’8”, 215 Jailen Gill and 6’10”, 265 Antone “Ace” Warren had solid games battling for boards and pounding the ball into the basket from close in. 

It was far from a complete game from AVC.  Too many turnovers, defensive lapses, but red hot free throw shooting at the end of the game and a great start was enough to win a key road game in what is going to be a tough conference race. 

PS When Barstow provides the box score I will provide it to the reader.

This is NOT the way you want to start your conference season.

Mt. San Jacinto 67 SD Miramar 72

Citrus 80  LA Valley 82 (OT)

Final…AVC 80 Barstow 72

Posted: January 14, 2017 in AVC Men's Basketball

Cory Dollarhide, defense and free throw shooting wins it for AVC.

Halftime…34-34

Posted: January 14, 2017 in AVC Men's Basketball

After a hot start 15-5, AVC stumbled along with turnovers and weak defense and ended the half tied at at 34.  

Jessie BurnsAt 6 a.m. this morning…it slept in…I pulled back the shades and wow, there was the moon.  Its been five days since we have seen the blue sky out here in the desert.  Rain every day.

So what does this have to do with AVC’s first conference game of the year at Barstow this afternoon.  Not much other I am going to have very scenic bright 200 mile(round trip) to see the game. 

AVC is about as healthy as a team can be at this time of the year.  I especially like their continuing improvement as the season goes on(12-2).  Looking forward in seeing the intensity AVC comes out with today. 

Darik Pradia, 6'4", 195, WingWith a solid 13-6 pre-conference record under its belt, the next 10 conference games will be key for AVC’s season.  There is no question that the Marauders have the physical talent, size, shooting skills(#2 in the state) and have continued to improve nearly every game since their 1-4 start.

The key to AVC’s success will be continued improvement and consistency against every team in their conference.  For example, AVC’s Saturday opponent on the road, Barstow College has a big, strong athletic team who love the full court press and are #6 in the state in blocking shots(4.6) and #10 in the state in steals(9.8).  If Barstow uses this type of defense against AVC,  it is key that AVC consistently break down the pressure and make Barstow pay.

According to Massey’s Ratings, AVC is a 7.5 point favorite against Barstow.  Should be a very competitive game and every road win is tough.