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AVC is on its way to Saddleback to play in the Quarter Finals of the State JUCO playoffs.  Saddleback is a big favorite tonight with its 3rd seeding, #1 ranking in the state, and home game but AVC is playing the best they have all year and anything can happen.  Stay tune as I will sending updates on the game as we will be attending tonight.

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scooter3shotThe Antelope Valley College Men’s Basketball team is heading today to Saddleback for the second round of the JUCO state playoffs.  After AVC’s home win in the first round of the playoffs against Santa Monica, 88-80, the team will be taking on the #3 seeded team in SoCal and #1 ranked team in the State of California(Massey’s Ranking). 

Antelope Valley is very familiar with Saddleback as they took them on November 12, 2016 early in the pre-conference season at home.  Saddleback beat AVC at AVC 82-80 but the score did not tell the story.  Saddleback led AVC most of the game by double figures.  Only a late dramatic run by AVC made it look close. 

Reggie shotT.J. Short, Saddleback’s point guard embarrassed AVC’s guards by living in the paint handing off 6 assists and putting in 28 points.  He slashed at will into the middle by AVC’s guards Charles Hall and Reggie Byers, getting AVC’s Antone Warren, 6’10, 265 post man into early foul trouble(Short had 16 free throws and made 11).  Warren was limited to 12 minutes of playing time, 2 rebounds, and 0 points.  Beaon Brady, 6’8”, 230, scored 25 points for Saddleback(10-13 field goals) with out AVC’s post man in the middle. 

AVC’s players have a lot to prove in this upcoming game. Intensity and team defense is going to be key for AVC..  Add to that, free throw shooting may be the key in the game as it usually is in close games against good teams. 

Osi LayupThere is no question that this is the biggest game of the season for AVC(of course every “one and done” playoff game is).  AVC’s is looking sharp and intense in practice and knows what they must do to move on into the third round of the playoffs.  AVC is as prepared as they can be for this game. They need to  implement their game plan with non-stop intensity and mental toughness. 2016-17 Team2


Lets have a big raucous crowd Wednesday.

The Rating Percentage Index, commonly known as the RPI, is a quantity used to rank sports teams based upon a team’s wins and losses and its strength of schedule.

If the RPI was the only information at the playoff team took into consideration…it is not…the following 20 teams would be in the JUCO playoffs.  The teams in red, 13-20 would play the round one on Wednesday, February 22, 2016.  Teams in black(5-12) would play each other on Friday night February 24.  Teams in green(1-4) would play the winners of round one on Saturday. 

The RPI’s of the of Southern California JUCO teams at the end of the season are:

Team Non-Conference  
  Record Win % RPI
1. Saddleback 14-2 0.875 0.651
2. EC-Compton Center 17-3 0.850 0.646
3. Fullerton 11-5 0.688 0.639
4. San Bernardino 15-5 0.750 0.623
5. San Diego 16-5 0.762 0.623
6. Cerritos 14-3 0.824 0.608
7. Citrus 15-4 0.789 0.605
8. Antelope Valley 13-6 0.684 0.598
9. Mt. San Jacinto 14-8 0.636 0.598
10. Chaffey 14-6 0.700 0.596
11. East Los Angeles 13-4 0.765 0.591
12. Riverside 13-4 0.765 0.584
13. Mt. San Antonio 10-7 0.588 0.581
14. Bakersfield 13-8 0.619 0.553
15. San Diego Miramar 14-5 0.737 0.544
16. West LA 11-7 0.611 0.539
17. Canyons 10-10 0.500 0.537
18. Irvine Valley 9-6 0.600 0.536
19. Grossmont 8-9 0.471 0.533
20. Ventura 9-10 0.474 0.533

High School Basketball/JUCO Basketball/Fan Attendance

I have been attending High School basketball games as of late and have been enjoying them, not so much for the quality of the play, but for how hard they play and the stands filled to capacity with raucous fans. 

JUCO basketball fan participation seems to be slowly but surely decreasing. Sad but true.  AVC’s home attendance is by far the best of the teams we play but has decreased some also.  I know winning brings in fans but what else can JUCO’s do to boost fan participation?

NoCal Shocker…Fresno City Goes Down


On Saturday over in the San Joaquin, Merced College downed Fresno City College 105-93. For the Rams, Christian (Golden Valley High) Carroll had an impressive shooting night at 9-13 overall plus 5-8 from long distance and finished with 23 points. He added seven rebounds and seven assists. Teammate Cole (Clovis East High) Morgan tallied 19 as well as six assists.

AVC Women’s Basketball Wins 5th Straight and Leads Conference

GLENDALE – The Antelope Valley College women’s basketball team beat Glendale 71-47 on Saturday on the road.

Deja Smith led the way with 18 points, while Brienna Perkins had 15 points and Katilin Stevenson contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Marauders head coach Barry James said the team did a good job executing its defensive game plan.

"They are a dribble penetration team," James said of Glendale. "We held their better scorers under their averages."

AVC will host Barstow on Feb. 4.

AV Press


Oh my goodness!  Congratulations to Northridge.


I follow a great professional photographer on her blog who lives in Wyoming on her ranch.  All though I love all of her photo’s,  her winter shots brings me back to my first 21 years in Minnesota.  These are big tough pregnant angus cows who live all their lives in the brutal weather successfully with a little help from their owners.

The AVC basketball team have experienced one of the coldest winters here and I even came down with a virus.  Had my flu shot, my pneumonia shots and yet I have been sick a week. Its just not fair! 

On the other hand, the Antelope Valley College Basketball team’s has caught a virus too.  Their,s is a therapeutic “virus”.  In the last 14 games they are a healthy 12-2.  The rotations are setup.  The guys know their roles, Without looking they know where their teammates are on the floor and their defenses are improving daily. 

If AVC’s offense is clicking, you will see team scoring like below with nearly five players average scoring in double figures.  Spreading the wealth. 

10 Cory Dollarhide So G 13.3
30 Jailen Gill So F 11.9
5 D’Mauria Jones Fr G 11.6
44 Antone Warren So C 11.1
21 Osinachi Nwachukwu Fr G 8.8
32 Charles Hall So PG 7.1

It looks to me that AVC is poised to make an impressive run into the last third of the season.