The VC men's basketball team captured the consolation championship at the Jonathan Wallace Memorial Tournament at Ohlone College in Fremont Saturday with an 80-75 victory over Modesto. John Williams led VC's balanced attack with 15 points and Isiah Reyes totaled 14. Taylor Sturgeon hit three 3-pointers en route to 13 points in the game for Ventura (4-2).
The VC Pirates led 40-34 at halftime and held off a late charge by the Modesto Pirates.
Ventura will play next at the Irvine Valley Classic on Thursday Nov. 16. They will tip off at 8:00 pm against Long Beach City College.