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EVEN NOT AT ITS BEST, MARAUDER MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM DEFEATS CERRITOS

EVEN NOT AT ITS BEST, MARAUDER MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM DEFEATS CERRITOS

Photo by Bruce Jacobsen

 

LANCASTER - The Marauder men's basketball team seemed to be in complete control and even though unlikely turnovers and several missed shots around the basket, it was able to earn a solid victory over Cerritos College, 77-65, Tuesday night at Marauder Gymnasium.

"I thought we controlled the game. We were a little bit loose with the ball, but it's a nice win," AVC head coach John Taylor said. "We could have made it easier on ourselves. We wanted to play a good team heading into conference."

The Falcons (13-3), entered the game ranked No. 11 in Southern California, and their only two losses came against ranked opponents. However, it was AVC's stingy defense that forced Cerritos to shoot only 33 percent on the game.

D'Mauria Jones led the Marauders with 14 points in only 22 minutes of action. Charles Hall (12 points) and Antone Warren (11 points) were the other two Marauder players in double figures.

"This was a good win heading into conference. We're heading there with a w," Jones said. "We didn't play up to our full potential, but it was a solid game. We have to continue to play the way we've been playing."

AVC, ranked No. 13 in Southern California, has won four games in a row, seven of its last eight, and 11 of its last 13. It also snapped the Falcons' eight-game winning streak.