Photo by Bruce Jacobsen
LANCASTER - The Marauder women's basketball team coming off one its best shooting performances of the season from 3-point range on Saturday night against Cypress, struggled on Sunday against Moorpark in the third place game of the 17th Annual AVC Holiday Tournament with a 54-49 loss to the Raiders on Newton Chelette Court.
AVC was only 6-of-40 from behind the arc, four of those coming from Brieanna Perkins, who connected on 10 3-pointers for the tournament. The Marauders only shot 29 percent for the game.
Shantanel Bivens who recorded her eighth consecutive double-double finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Her 51 rebounds for AVC's three games set a tournament record breaking the old record of 46 by Moorpark's Riley Abraham in 2013. Bivens' 12.5 rebound-per-game average ranks her ninth in the state.
AVC trailed 25-12 following the first quarter following a sluggish beginning to the game. It battled back in the second quarter and trailed only 35-28 at halftime.
The Marauders came out on fire in the second half and took their first lead of the game following a jumper by Bivens.
Neither team shot the ball well in the fourth quarter as Moorpark outscored the Marauders 9-6. AVC's final point came at 6:57 in the fourth quarter following a bucket by Deja Smith. The Marauders missed their final 11 shots of the game.