Ventura College Athletics

2013-14 Ventura College Women's Basketball Team News

  • Women's Basketball Transfers Seven to Four-Year Schools
    August 04, 2014
    The Ventura College women's basketball team has announced that seven members of last season's state championship team will be transferring to four-year institutions in the fall. Since head coach Ned Mircetic began his tenure in before the 1990-91 season, 117 Pirates have now matriculated from the VC women's basketball team to four-year schools.
  • Sanchez, Hernandez, Mircetic Earn WBCA Honors
    March 19, 2014
    Fresh off of the program's seventh CCCAA State championship won on Sunday, the accolades continue to roll in for the Ventura College women's basketball team. Today, Lisa Marie Sanchez was named first team WBCA Coaches' All-American while teammate Cynthia Hernandez was named Honorable Mention WBCA Coaches' All-American.  Meanwhile head coach Ned Mircetic was named one of three finalists for the 2014 Russell Athletic/WBCA Junior/Community College National Coach of the Year.
  • VC Brings Home 7th Banner
    March 16, 2014
    After a season of overpowering teams with its offense and 3-point shooting, the Pirates' women's basketball team turned the tables Sunday and brought home the program's seventh state championship with defense. Ventura defeated Mt. San Antonio 68-55 Sunday afternoon in Cerritos to win the title, holding the Mounties to 18 percent shooting and just 13 points in the game-deciding first half. VC (32-3) built a 26-13 advantage at the break, leading wire to wire in the victory before a large crowd dominated by orange and black. Adrianne Sloboh was dominant with a career-high 27 points to go along with 19 rebounds and tournament MVP Lisa Marie Sanchez netted 22 points with six rebounds and five assists.
  • Pirates Return to State Finals
    March 14, 2014
    Lisa Marie Sanchez’s flawless start ended with a sickening thud. And for a moment, it looked like the Ventura College women’s basketball team’s championship run had been halted, along with its on-court maestro. Despite doubling over in pain with back spasms after a hard foul on a 3-point play less than eight minutes into Friday night’s CCCAA state semifinal at Cerritos College, the sophomore point guard returned to guide the Pirates into its state-record ninth state championship game. Sanchez had 26 points and eight assists, Adrianne Sloboh had 10 points and 23 rebounds and shooters Hernandez and Adrianna Vega shook off early cold spells to combine for 10 3-pointers as the Pirates flew past Fresno City, 87-73.
  • Ventura Final Four Bound!
    March 08, 2014
    In a hard-fought contest in front of a large partisan crowd at the VC Athletic Event Center, the Pirates' women's basketball team pulled away late, defeating Long Beach City College 90-81 in the CCCAA Southern California Regional Finals to advance to the CCCAA State Final Four next weekend in Cerritos. Adrianne Sloboh produced her second career high in as many games with 24 points and 13 rebounds while Lisa Marie Sanchez poured in 23 points. Cynthia Hernandez had 16 points and Brooke Dixon netted 12 points with seven boards for the Pirates (30-3). Micaela Pericone-Kapp had a big game off the bench with eight points.
  • Pirate Express Steams Forward
    March 05, 2014
    Brooke Dixon scored in transition from a Lisa Marie Sanchez assist. Then Dixon grabbed an offensive rebound and fed Cynthia Hernandez for a 3-pointer, and she was fouled on the shot, making it a 4-point play after the free throw. Hernandez hit again on a floater from the left side and Sanchez assisted a field goal for Adrianne Sloboh. By the time Wednesday's playoff game was 2:35 old, VC had a 10-0 lead on the visiting Orange Coast Pirates, as Ventura rolled to a 103-63 victory in the CCCAA Southern California Regional Semifinals at the Athletic Event Center.
  • Sanchez, Hernandez Earn State Honors
    March 03, 2014
    Pirate sophomore Lisa Marie Sanchez was named the California Community College Women's Basketball Coaches Association State co-Player of the Year last week. Meanwhile teammate Cynthia Hernandez earned second-team CCCWBCA All-State honors as named by the committee representing every conference in Southern California. The duo have led the Pirates to a 28-3 record to date and into the third round of the CCCAA SoCal Regional Playoffs. VC will host Orange Coast College on Wednesday Mar. 5 at 7:00 pm in the regional semifinals.
  • W Basketball Rolls in Playoffs
    March 01, 2014
    It did not take the Pirates very long to exorcise the ghosts of a year ago. After falling at home in their playoff opener in 2013, No. 1-seeded Ventura scored on four of their first five possessions Saturday night against No. 16 Santa Ana, en route to a dominating 95-52 victory over the Dons. All five starters scored in double figures, led by 21 points from Adrianna Vega's seven 3-pointers and 20 points from Cynthia Hernandez, including four triples. Lisa Marie Sanchez had 13 points with 11 assists, Adrianne Sloboh posted a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Brooke Dixon netted 19 points on 9-13 shooting as VC advances to the CCCAA SoCal Regional Semifinals against Orange Coast. VC will host the Pirates of the South on Wednesday March 5 at 7:00 pm.
  • Pirates' Starting Five All-WSC
    February 24, 2014
    After leading the Pirates to the program's 19th undefeated Western State Conference North Division campaign, the entire starting five earned first-team All-WSC honors as voted by the conference coaches on Sunday. The quintet of Brooke Dixon, Cynthia Hernandez, Lisa Marie Sanchez, Adrianne Sloboh, and Adrianna Vega, led the Pirates to their 24th consecutive WSC crown, winning the conference by a record five games.
  • VC Punctuates Regular Season
    February 22, 2014
    The Pirates' women's basketball team put a giant exclamation point on the end of the 2013-14 regular season with a 97-58 win at Moorpark on Saturday night. VC (27-3, 12-0) was never threatened in the game as they splashed 15 of 26 from 3-point land. Cynthia Hernandez led the barrage with 29 points, including 7-12 from behind the arc and Adrianna Vega hit for 20 points on a 6-7 night from the 3. Lisa Maria Sanchez netted 19 points with 11 assists, becoming VC's all-time career assist leader and Brooke Dixon had another double-double performance with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Adrianne Sloboh picked up 17 boards to go along with eight points.
  • Sanchez Assists Pirate Victory
    February 19, 2014
    As the season draws to a close, sophomore Lisa Marie Sanchez is rewriting the record books for point guards at Ventura College. Wednesday night in her final regular season contest at the Athletic Event Center, Sanchez handed out 17 assists, a new single-game record, and moved her season total to 218 assists, tying her for the all-time single-season record with Tara McLean set back in 1984-85. She also scored 18 points to lead the Pirates to an 86-66 win over second-place College of the Canyons. Brooke Dixon had 22 points and 10 rebounds while Ardrianne Sloboh totaled 17 points and 14 boards for the Pirates (26-3, 11-0).
  • Basketball Claims 24-Peat!
    February 15, 2014
    Continuing a streak that began in the presidential administration of George H.W. Bush, the Pirates celebrated President's Day weekend with an 88-34 victory over Santa Barbara, claiming outright the program's 24th consecutive Western State Conference championship, VC's 27th title since 1984. Lisa Marie Sanchez had 17 points and seven assist while Adrianne Sloboh netted 17 points with 14 rebounds and four assists. The Pirates shot a sizzling 82 percent from the floor in the second half, missing just five of 28 shots in the period, in the victory in front of a large crowd in the annual barbeque fundraising game at the Athletic Event Center.
  • Team Effort Propels Ventura
    February 12, 2014
    A strong team effort propelled the Ventura College women's basketball team past Los Angeles Pierce College, 114-39 Wednesday night in Woodland Hills. The Pirates were able to post the most points since Jan. 7, 2009 while no individual player scored over 19 points in the game. Cynthia Hernandez had 19 points with six assists, leading five players in double-figures. Hernandez hit four 3-pointers, giving her 85 on the season, setting a new team record, breaking the old mark set by Hall of Famers Amirah Leonard in 1998 and Renae Hofmann in 2000. The win clinched at least a tie for Ventura's 24th consecutive Western State Conference championship.
  • Ventura Gets Past Hancock
    February 08, 2014
    After a week off, the Pirates' women's basketball team had to shake off some rust, and a pesky Allan Hancock team, in defeating the Bulldogs 69-54 Saturday in Santa Maria. Lisa Marie Sanchez led all scorers with 20 points to go along with eight assists and Adrianne Sloboh recorded a double-double of 14 points and 17 rebounds to go along with a pair of assists and four steals in the victory for VC (23-3, 8-0). Brooke Dixon had 14 points and eight boards while Cynthia Hernandez produced 11 points and five assists.
  • Cagers Dominate Cuesta, 94-42
    February 01, 2014
    Lisa Marie Sanchez took the opening tip and drive in for a floater to put Ventura up 2-0 10 seconds into the game. Two minutes later she assisted a field goal by Cynthia Hernandez and VC led 9-2. The points and assists kept coming all night long for the Pirates as Sanchez tied a school record with 15 assists while scoring 16 points and Ventura rolled past the Cougars 94-42 Saturday night at the Athletic Event Center. Hernandez netted 23 points to lead the way as all 12 Pirates scored in the game. Adrianne Sloboh had 10 points and nine rebounds for VC (23-3, 7-0).
  • Pirates Win, Raise 3K for RoL
    January 29, 2014
    At the end of the night, there were smiles for all. Behind 21 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals from Lisa Marie Sanchez, the Pirates' women's basketball team defeated a hard-fighting Moorpark team 71-60 to move to 6-0 in Western State Conference North Division play, two games up on the second place Raiders. Meanwhile, the team also hosted the seventh annual Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Game, raising $3,090 for the local breast cancer advocacy group through a silent auction during the game.
  • Burge Earns CCCAA State Honor
    January 27, 2014
    Hanna Burge finished her Ventura College career last spring with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. The Newbury Park High School product had been a two-year starter for the Ventura College women's basketball team, twice earning first-team all-Western State Conference honors for the Pirates. She was also named Academic All-State for two years, and on Saturday, she was notified that she had been named the 2013 CCCAA Female Scholar Athlete.
  • VC Claims Mircetic's 700th Win
    January 25, 2014
    By many observations it was another game in which the No. 1-ranked Pirate women's basketball team used a fast start and outstanding offensive execution to claim the program's 25th consecutive 20-win season and move their record to 5-0 in Western State Conference play. Saturday's 97-79 win at College of the Canyons will be remembered for more than that however, as Ventura claimed the 700th victory of head coach Ned Mircetic's 24-year career. Lisa Marie Sanchez had 36 points with five assists and Brooke Dixon scored a career high 23 points as the Pirates made Mircetic the first coach in California Community College women's basketball history to reach the 700-win plateau.
  • Pirates Race Past SBCC
    January 22, 2014
    The Ventura women's basketball team took a commanding first half lead and shot the lights out in the second, turning the lights out on Santa Barbara City College 88-44 Wednesday night at the SBCC Sports Pavilion. Lisa Marie Sanchez broke through with 22 points and seven assists while Adrianna Vega hit five 3-pointers, finishing with 17 points and four assists for the Pirates (19-3, 4-0). Cynthia Hernandez netted 15 points with three assists and four steals and Brooke Dixon had a solid defensive effort to go along with 15 points, nine rebounds, and three assists. Meanwhile Adrianne Sloboh led a 41-22 VC advantage on the glass with 15 boards.
  • Ventura Doubles-Up Brahmas
    January 18, 2014
    The Ventura College women’s basketball team used a 18-0 run midway through the first half to take control of the game, and a 17-2 run to open the second half to put the game on ice as they doubled-up Los Angeles Pierce 82-40 Saturday night at the Athletic Event Center. Cynthia Hernandez scored a game-high 24 points and Adrianna Vega netted 14 for VC (18-3, 3-0). Brooke Dixon posted her ninth double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Hernandez Leads VC Win
    January 15, 2014
    Cynthia Hernandez continued her hot outside shooting, hitting six 3-pointers en route to a game-high 23 points as the Pirates' women's basketball team defeated Allan Hancock College 70-49 Wednesday evening at the Athletic Event Center. Lisa Marie Sanchez had 13 points and seven assists and Brooke Dixon had a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds as VC (17-3, 2-0) became the last unbeaten team in the Western State Conference North Division with the win.
  • Vega Shoots VC to WSC Win
    January 08, 2014
    It had been billed as one of the toughest Western State Conference openers for the Pirates in a number of years. No. 1 Ventura visited No. 12 Cuesta on Wednesday night to open conference play, and Adrianna Vega made sure that VC's longest road trip of the WSC schedule was a productive one, scoring 20 points in the Pirates' 76-54 victory. The sophomore hit five 3-pointers helping Ventura (16-3, 1-0) extend to a 31 point cushion before settling in for the 22-point victory. Cynthia Hernandez had 16 points while Adrianne Sloboh netted 15 with seven rebounds.
  • VC Wins Optimist Tournament
    December 30, 2013
    It has been said that great players play best in the biggest games. Monday night was definitely a big game for the Pirates, the championship of the VC-Optimist Club Holiday Tournament against a talented opponent in Los Angeles Valley College. Lisa Marie Sanchez showed why she is a great player, holding VC steady when the Monarchs led by as many as 15 points in the first half, guiding Ventura (15-3) all the way back to a 76-71 victory, earning tournament Most Valuable Player honors. The sophomore guard had 27 points and five assists while all-tournament selection Cynthia Hernandez scored 16 points with six rebounds and Brooke Dixon had a double-double of 12 points and 14 boards in the win.
  • Sanchez, Hernandez Lead Win
    December 29, 2013
    Lisa Marie Sanchez scored 23 points with seven assists while Cynthia Hernandez netted 20 points with six rebounds to lead the Pirates past East Los Angeles College 87-58 Sunday in the semifinals of the VC-Optimist Club Holiday Tournament at the Athletic Event Center. Meanwhile Brooke Dixon had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds and Adrianna Vega had eight points and nine big boards for Ventura (14-3). Micaela Pericone-Kapp contributed 14 points to the effort.
  • Pirates Post Strong Team Win
    December 28, 2013
    With every player hitting the scoring column for the first time this season in the same game, the Pirates' women's basketball team posted a strong 94-58 team win over Southwestern College in the opening round of the VC-Optimist Club Holiday Tournament. VC (13-3) also had 25 assists as a team on their 31 made field goals. On her 20th birthday, Cynthia Hernandez led four players in double figures with 18 points while Brooke Dixon had a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Adrianne Sloboh and Micaela Pericone-Kapp netted 15 and 11 points, respectively and Lisa Marie Sanchez dished out 11 assists.
  • VC Miscues Lift Pasadena
    December 21, 2013
    There are very few rules with the VC women's basketball team, and the ones that do exist are usually philosophical rules of life that can also apply to basketball. Rule No. 1 is "Don't beat yourself, " but for the third time the season, the Pirates (12-3) did just that on Saturday night. Ventura shot a dismal 12-26 at the free throw line and missed at numerous open looks close to the basket in their 75-72 loss to Pasadena City College, halting the team's 5-game winning streak and likely ending VC's brief time atop the state polls. Lisa Marie Sanchez had a career night with 34 points, including 10 in the final 24 seconds of the game, but it was not enough to brighten their Christmas cheer as they head into the holiday break.
  • Pirates Overmatch Compton
    December 20, 2013
    It was not the best of efforts for the newly minted No. 1-ranked team in the state, but the Pirates simply overmatch El Camino-Compton College 77-40 Friday night at the Athletic Event Center on the first day of the We Play Hard Crossover. Cynthia Hernandez continued with the hot hand, scoring a career-high 28 points on just 10 shot attempts, nailing 7-7 from beyond the 3-point arc in the game. Micaela Pericone-Kapp netted 10 points off the bench while Lisa Marie Sanchez handed out eight assists and Adrianne Sloboh pulled in eight rebounds for Ventura (12-2).
  • VC Shoots to LAVC Title
    December 15, 2013
    Hitting 14 3-pointers for the second time this season (tied for the third-highest single-game total in the program's history), the Pirates' women's basketball team shot their way to the title of the LAVC-Russell Classic with an 80-58 win over the host LA Valley Monarchs Sunday afternoon. Cynthia Hernandez scored 24 points on just 13 shots to lead the way while Brooke Dixon earned tournament MVP honors with her third consecutive double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. All-tournament selection Lisa Marie Sanchez had 18 points and eight assists and Adrianna Vega netted 12 points on four triples.
  • Pirates Double-Down Vikings
    December 14, 2013
    The double-double twins were at it again Saturday. Brooke Dixon and Adrianne Sloboh both achieved the statistical milestone for the second straight game as No. 4 Ventura was all over No. 1 Long Beach 74-48 in the semifinals of the LAVC-Russell Classic at Los Angeles Valley College. Dixon scored 17 points with 10 rebounds while Sloboh netted 14 points with 11 boards in the win while Micaela Pericone-Kapp came off the bench for 15 points. Adrianna Vega netted 12 points and Lisa Marie Sanchez handed out nine assists in the victory for VC (10-2).
  • Inside Plays Big In Victory
    December 13, 2013
    With the Pirates having a hard time knocking down shots from the perimeter, the VC frontline played big in their 71-42 victory over College of the Desert in the opening round of the LAVC-Russell Classic Friday night. Brooke Dixon scored 22 points with 12 rebounds and Adrianne Sloboh netted 13 with 21 boards to lead Ventura, ranked No. 4 in the latest SoCal poll, into a semifinal match-up Saturday against No. 1 Long Beach. Cynthia Hernandez managed 10 first half points for the Pirates (9-2) while Lisa Marie Sanchez dished out eight assists.
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