Rough and Tumble Doesn’t Work Against AVC

Posted: February 21, 2016 in AVC Men's Basketball, AVC Men's BB 2015-16, conference
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imageKey Win

AVC’s 23rd win of the season was one of their key wins.  Coming into the game, AVC was tied with three other teams…Citrus, Glendale and Santa Monica…for second place in the conference.  With AVC’s win and Citrus’s, Glendale and Santa Monica’s losses, AVC finished the conference alone in second place.  Add to that, AVC won its last three conference game including a win over conference champ Bakersfield. 

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A Tale of Two Teams

AVC was playing without two of its starters…Jalen Entienne, PG(ankle), Gregg Westley, F(flu)…but the rest of the team stepped up big.  AVC showed up with a big crowd of fans.  

College of the Canyons was playing at home and it didn’t take long to see that they had decided to play a very physical game.  Another first for me in JUCO ball, COC  had three flagrant fouls…two flagrant 2’s and one flagrant 1’simage(player was ejected.)  Add to the ejection, three additional COC players fouled out of the game giving AVC 44 free throws(AVC shot just under 70% from the line).

A special congratulations to the officials who did everything in their power to keep the game under control and  AVC coaching staff/players did not retaliate except for making free throws.  Luckily no one was injured.

Defense, Offense and Rebounding

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The photo to the left shows a tough defense from JJ Moorer, SG and Isayah Doyle, F that led to 24 turnovers for COC. 

Speaking of Isayah Doyle, he had a 13-13 double-double that led AVC to a 17-3 offensive rebounding advantage.

Add to that, five players scored in double figures for AVC led by super 6th man, Cory Dollarhide who put in 18 points(6-7 free throws) and 3 steals.

Finally, AVC had a season high of 14 steals in the game.

The following article is from the AV Press.


AVC beats COC in regular-season finale

imageCANYON COUNTRY – The Antelope Valley College men’s basketball team beat College of the Canyons 86-68 in the final game of the regular season on Saturday night.image

Coming off the bench, Cory Dollarhide led the way with 18 points, Chris Martin had 17 and Izayah Doyle added 13 points and 13 rebounds for AVC.

KeShaun Mack had 11 points and four rebounds and Neville Lenard had 10 points and six rebounds as the Marauders won their third straight game and fifth out of their last six.

"I think we are playing even a little bit better than we were earlier in the season," AVC head coach John Taylor said.

AVC (23-6, 9-5 Western State South) will find out its playoff opponent on Monday.

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