Their Bags are Packed…AVC’s Basketball Team Ready for the State Tournament

Posted: March 8, 2017 in AVC Men's Basketball, AVC Men's BB 2016-17, State Tournament

With 32 basketball games under their belts this year, the AVC team is not celebrating reaching one of their goals, being one of the elite eight teams in the State Tournament.  Every year their goal is to reach the State Tournament which is a difficult task in its self but to win the State Tournament. 

With only one player returning from last year’s elite eight team, AVC took longer to gel than they expected and inconsistency reared it’s ugly head off and on during the season leading to a 22-10 record entering the State Tournament.  Four games ago, something clicked for the Marauders and they rolled over four straight tough teams.  The article below from the CCCAA gives a view of AVC this year.


The 2016-17 Marauders have played the tough teams tough and the weaker teams weakly and pretty much everything in between. Tied for the lead in the Western State East at the turn high on an eight game win streak that included a MiraCosta Tournament title, AVC then went 3-4 to drop all the way to third.

One of those losses was to LA Valley, which they had beat the first time around by 40, and one of those wins was by two to the basement dwelling Victor Valley at home.

The 116-74 final regular season win over Glendale may well signal the Marauders have finally figured it out, and are preparing to make a playoff run worthy of early in the season when they were ranked as one of the top teams in the state.

In addition, AVC is the second best shooting team in the state from the field.

The spark for the Marauders usually comes in the form of a Charles Hall pass to just about anyone.  Watch for that second person to take over the offense whether it’s Cory Dollarhide from three, Antone Warren controlling underneath, Jailen Gill using his athleticism both for scoring and rebounding or D’Mauria Jones hitting from three and finishing the fast break.

As I post this on my website, the AVC team is boarding the bus for the 6 hour trip to Livermore College for the State Tournament.  Go get them Marauders!!!!!

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