Photo by Bruce Jacobsen
GLENDALE - It wasn't pretty, especially to start, but the only thing that mattered to the Marauder men's basketball team was getting the victory.
After a shaky start to the game, AVC responded with a big second half and defeated a scrappy Glendale team with a 70-68 victory over the Vaqueros, Saturday afternoon at Glendale College.
"(It was) not our best effort of the season, but a gut check for us and we came out on top," AVC head coach John Taylor said. "We showed a lot of courage in the second half despite the situation. Good team find a way to win on their best or worst day or at least a bad first half and we did that."
The Marauders (17-7, 4-1) didn't get off to the start that they expected. Glendale (11-11, 1-4), opened the game with a 10-0 run. AVC got things together and even took the lead midway through the first half, 19-18. The Vaquerors, however, used a 15-3 run to take back the lead 33-22 and led 40-29 lead.
Whatever Taylor said in the locker room, it must have worked.
AVC outscored Glendale, 41-28, in the second half to hang on for the victory.