AVC Sets Up Showdown for the Conference Championship at Home

Posted: February 11, 2018 in AVC Men's Basketball



Julian Payton

Many things fell into place last night when AVC beat Victor Valley College on the road 76-69.  AVC’s Osi Nwachukwa said, “We were focused and stayed poised the whole game.”   Part of this poise came from having freshman Julian Payton point guard available for 28 minutes in the game.  Payton has been injured on and off all season and when he is able to play,  AVC is a different team.  Payton led the team with 4 assists and with his floor leadership helped  AVC  breaking down Victor Valley’s press.


Add to that, AVC made 21-24 free throws, dominated the boards 43-30 and limited their turnovers to 12.  Great road win!


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VICTORVILLE – Osi Nwachukwu and Greg Floyd each collected a double-double to help lead the Marauder men’s basketball team to a 76-69 victory over Victor Valley, Saturday at Victor Valley College.

Nwachukwu finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds and Floyd came off the bench to score 15 points and grab 13 rebounds.

The victory sets up a potential conference championship game with Citrus on Wednesday at Marauder Gymnasium.

“It was a big game for us. We were just so focused. We haven’t been this focused all season,” Nwachukwu said. “We’re going to have to come like this next game. We executed and we stayed poised all game. We played pretty good defense. (On Wednesday) we have to come out as focused as we did today.”

Citrus holds a one-game lead on the Marauders and defeated AVC earlier this season.
D’Mauria Jones led the Marauders with 18 points.

All photos by David Nurse.

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