From Fog to Ice Water; Key Win for AVC

Posted: January 29, 2017 in AVC Men's Basketball, AVC Men's BB 2016-17, conference
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AVC 70 Glendale 68

The Antelope Valley College basketball team played the first half  against Glendale in a fog.  Sure it was a road game, sure they had just lost a game they should had won at home but even with those excuses, they really played ugly.  No defense, no offense.

That’s when the coaching staff stepped in.  They spent the whole half time in the locker room.  I can only guess what was discussed but, the “fog had lifted” when AVC hit the floor.  AVC outscored Glendale in the second half by 13.

Dee Jones, put in 19 points and had two steals, Ace Warren scored 15 points and 6 rebounds(nearly all in the second half), and Jailen Gill, 12 points and 3 rebounds.

The good stuff for AVC.  Turnovers down to 10 turnovers.  Not good.  Out rebounded 42-28.  Never should happen.

AVC and Citrus continue to be tied for the lead of the Western State-East Conference.

Three things stand out;

  1. Jailen Gill’s shut down defense on Glendale’s three point shooter with 13 seconds left in the game holding him to a really bad shot. 
  2. Charles Hall ‘sice water in his veins” as he dropped in the two winning free throws.
  3. Dee Jones slashing scores and tough defense…with a bad ankle.  Tough guy. 

Not one of AVC best games by far but, a big team win that could be key to the season. 


AVC 70, Glendale 68

GLENDALE – The Antelope Valley College men’s basketball team beat Glendale 70-68 on Saturday on the road.

Marauders center Antone Warren had 15 points and six rebounds, including 13 points in the second half. D’Mauria Jones 19 points off the bench.

AVC trailed 10-0 to start the game and had an 11-point deficit at halftime. But the Marauders picked up their defense in the second half, head coach John Taylor said.

Charles Hall made two free throws with 13 seconds left in the game, and AVC got a stop on the defensive end to seal the victory.

The Marauders will host Barstow on Feb. 4.

AV Press

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