“Talent Alone Not Enough to Win”

Posted: December 4, 2017 in AVC Men's Basketball

AVC 83  #14-Ventura College 54

Three things happened this weekend that might have led the Antelope Valley College team to “turn the corner” and start playing to the  potential they have this year.

osi layup

AVC lost to a team(De Anza College) at home that they knew very well they should have beaten.  Osi Nwachukwa said after the game,  “We did some soul searching after that loss to De Anza and it is a feeling we never want to feel again.” “Before that game, we thought we could just win on talent alone, but we know now it more than that.”  Osi Nwachukwa, 6’4″, 205 averaged 13.7 PPG and 7.0 RPG in the three games in the tournament.

Greg Floyd shot

Greg Floyd, 6’10”, 190 freshman “broke out” this tournament and joined sophomores Osi Nwachukwa and D’Mauria Jones in double figure scoring and defensive effort.  Floyd averaged 18.0 PPG and pulled down 5.6 RPG in the three games of the tournament.

Dee Jones

D’Muaria Jones, 6’4″, 215 was named to the All-tournament team this year after averaging 28.7 PPG and 6.6 RBG in the three games in the tournament.  Dee said after the last win, “The coaches told us to play for each other and the outcome would be good.”  “After this game, our season will be a roller coaster than is only going up.”

Head coach John Taylor said about the game, “By far this is our best overall performance of the season.”  “I thought we played with patience, offensively and defensively.  If we concentrate and pay attention we have a really nice basketball team.”

 

 

 

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