Ventura College Athletics

VC Can't Keep pace With Bulldogs

Toure Atwater scored 11 points with four rebounds off the bench in VC's 71-56 loss at Hancock Wednesday night. (Photo by Richard Dean)
Toure Atwater scored 11 points with four rebounds off the bench in VC's 71-56 loss at Hancock Wednesday night. (Photo by Richard Dean)

After falling behind 13-2 in the early going, the VC men's basketball team could not keep pace with Allan Hancock College Wednesday, falling 71-56 in Santa Maria.  Vondel Faniel paced the Pirates with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds while Jamal Lewis and Toure Atwater each scored 11 points for Ventura (7-11, 0-2).

The Pirates trailed 13-2 at the 16:23 mark of the first half.  they battled back to within 17-16 five minutes later, but were never able to take the lead.  Hancock led 30-28 at halftime.

In the second half, fouls piled up quickly for VC.  They were whistled for six personal fouls and a technical foul within the first 2:34 of the period.  The Bulldogs were able to build their lead to 42-32 by that point.  The teams played fairly evenly from that point on, with VC dropping the 71-56 decision.

Ventura will next travel to Los Angeles Pierce College on Saturday Jan. 17.  Tip-off at the Brahma-Dome is scheduled for 3:00 pm.