Improved Poise Leads to Win

Posted: February 8, 2018 in AVC Men's Basketball

 

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Assistant Coaches Scratching Their Heads

 

The coaching staff has been scratching their heads to figure out some of the collapses they have seen their team exhibit this year.  The two losses AVC experienced in conference this year both occurred due to lack of poise especially in the second half.  Giving up double digit leads due lack of both defense and offense has been a frustrating aspect of this team.  Both of these losses occurred on the road.   Although the second half for AVC got a bit shaky at times, they did not collapse and won their fifth conference game(15 total wins) going away,  70-54.

 

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Wesley De Jesus

 

Wesley De Jesus , 6’3″ freshman guard came off the bench and put in 24 productive minutes with 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

The officiating crew did a solid job on this game.  Special thank you for the photos from Coach David Nurse.


MARAUDER MEN’S BASKETBALL RESPONDS WITH EASY VICTORY AGAINST LA VALLEY

AVC Game Review

LANCASTER – After suffering a defeat at the hands of Barstow in which it committed an uncharacteristic 29 turnovers, the Marauder men’s basketball team responded with an easy 70-54 victory against visiting LA Valley at Marauder Gymnasium.

With the victory the Marauders remained one game behind Citrus, which held on to defeat Victor Valley, 90-88. The two teams meet next Wednesday in what could decide the conference championship at Marauder Gymnasium.

Osi Nwachukwu led AVC with 20 points and flirted with a triple-double after adding nine rebounds and six assists. He also added three steals and two blocks.

“I felt like we played with poise. We won both halves which coach wanted us to do. I like how we passed the ball and we got great shots,” Nwachukwu said. “We know we have to turn it up for these last three games of conference. Knowing how bad we played against Barstow, we were able to bounce back. We were ready for everything. It’s a really good win for us. We needed this to get our morale back up.”

AVC took a comfortable 38-25 lead at halftime. D’Mauria Jones finished with 16 points and Greg Floyd led the Marauders with a career-high 13 rebounds.

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