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  • Another Strong Second Half Keeps Pirates Unbeaten in WSC
    January 18, 2020
    The Pirates' men's basketball team used another strong second half in their come-from-behind 97-91 victory at cross-county rival Moorpark College on Saturday afternoon. The win keeps VC (13-7, 4-0) unbeaten in Western State Conference North Division play. Donavan Williams led five Pirates in double figures with 28 points and Tone Patton netted 22, 18 coming in the final 20 minutes. Dayshone Henry netted 13 points in the game while Shulton Tobin and Timothy Turner each contributed 11 points.
  • Second Half Defense Leads VC to Victory
    January 15, 2020
    The Pirates' men's basketball team stepped up their defense in the second half on Wednesday night, outscoring Los Angeles Pierce 43-25 in the final 20 minutes of play in their 83-70 win over the Brahmas at the Athletic Event Center. Ventura held Pierce to 30 percent shooting from the floor (9-30) in the final frame and took advantage of 13 second half turnovers by the Brahmas. Timothy Turner had a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the way and Donavan Williams also netted 20 points for the Pirates (12-7, 3-0).
  • Pirates Bring Home Big Road Win
    January 11, 2020
    The Pirates' men's basketball team traveled to Santa Maria Saturday to take on state No. 9 Allan Hancock and came away with a big 75-71 victory over the Bulldogs. Shulton Tobin was 6-7 from beyond the 3-point line for a game-high 22 points while Dayshone Henry scored 16 points with eight rebounds and four blocked shots. Tone Patton netted 13 points with seven boards and Timothy Turner was the four player in double figures for VC (11-7, 2-0) with 11 points, six rebounds and four assists.
  • VC Women Fall in Final Non-Conference Test
    January 11, 2020
    The Pirates' women's basketball team dropped a 72-61 decision to visiting Los Angeles Trade Tech Saturday night at the Athletic Event Center. The Pirates, who yielded more than 60 points for just the second time all season, made just 27 percent of their field goal attempts with 12 turnovers in the first half resulting in a 13-point deficit. Yasmine Ahllamara came off the bench to spark a better second half with 19 points and Talia Taufaasau totaled 11 points for Ventura (14-4). Cece Quintino handed out eight assists and Kimora Pooler had 13 rebounds in the loss.
  • Ventura Runs Away With Conference Opener
    January 08, 2020
    In the Western State Conference opener, 12 Pirates played and 12 Pirates scored as Ventura ran away from visiting Santa Barbara 105-51 at the Athletic Event Center Wednesday night. Timothy Turner led five players in double figures with 19 points and Shulton Tobin totaled 17 points in the blowout win. Dayveon Bates netted 12 while Dayshone Henry and Davion Washington each scored 10 points for VC (10-7, 1-0). Jermaine Jordan recorded seven rebounds and Donavan Williams dropped six dimes in the victory.
  • Vaughn, Arroyo Named All-American, VC in Top-10
    January 07, 2020
    A pair of record-breaking performances from the 2019 season earned wide receiver Terrell Vaughn and kicker Alberto Arroyo All-American honors, as voted upon by the California Community College Football Coaches Association last month. They were joined by three other Pirates on the CCCFCA Region III All-State list. The Pirates, meanwhile, were voted 10th in the final state poll released by the JC Athletic Bureau and the CCCFCA.
  • Pirates Drop Non-Conference Finale Against Canyons
    January 04, 2020
    The Pirates' men's basketball team closed its non-conference schedule with a 76-67 loss to visiting College of the Canyons at the Athletic Event Center Saturday afternoon. The Pirates got behind early and never managed to catch the Cougars, unable to repeat their epic comeback for a win from the previous night. Dayshone Henry had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead Ventura (9-7) and Donavan Williams netted 18 in the contest.
  • Henry's Last-Second Heroics Complete Pirate Comeback
    January 03, 2020
    Pirate sophomore Dayshone Henry took an offensive rebound and converted a score with 3.8 seconds remaining to give the VC men's basketball team a 72-71 victory over Los Angeles Valley College Friday night at the Athletic Event Center. VC came back from a 26-point deficit with 14:45 remaining in the game. Henry played all 40 minutes for Ventura (9-6) totaling 22 points with 15 rebounds. Donavan Williams had 16 points while Tone Patton had a double-double of 10 points and 12 boards. Jonathan Montesinos had 12 points in the win.
  • Pirates Pulla Away From West Hills to Begin New Year
    January 03, 2020
    In their first game of the new year, the Pirates' women's basketball team pulled away from West Hills-Lemoore on the road Friday evening, 56-34. The VC defense, ranked No. 2 in the state, held the Golden Eagles 13 points below their season average in the victory. Talia Taufaasau led Ventura (14-3) with 16 points, six assists four rebounds and two blocked shots. Cece Quintino had 15 points with six dimes and five boards. Victoria Maciel totaled 10 points in the VC win,
  • VC Falls to Mt. San Jacinto in Optimist Classic Finale
    December 29, 2019
    In a battle between two of the state's top-ranked defenses,the Pirates' women's basketball team came up on the short end of a 52-46 decision against Mt. San Jacinto Sunday evening in the final of the VC-Optimist Club Holiday Classic. The Pirates, the state's No. 2 defense, and the Eagles, ranked No. 9 defensively, held each other below 23 percent shooting on the night. MSJC's decisive 71-48 edge on the boards proved to be the difference in the contest. Talia Taufaasau had 14 points, four assists, three blocks and two steals to lead Ventura (13-3).
  • Second Half Surge Lifts Pirates In Optimist Classic
    December 28, 2019
    The Pirates' women's basketball team overcame first half foul trouble and a shaky second quarter to pull away from No. 9-ranked Irvine Valley 62-51 Saturday night in the VC-Optimist Club Holiday Classic. Ventura, ranke No. 4 in the state, had three starters sitting with foul issues for large portions of the second quarter in which they managed just seven points, but they pulled out the victory with a 40-point final half. Talia Taufaasau had 17 of her 23 points in the second half to lead VC (13-2) while Madison Kast and Alyssandra Lacanilao each added 10.
  • Women's Basketball WSC Schedule Updated
    December 26, 2019
    In an unprecedented step, the Western State Conference has updated the WSC North Division women's basketball schedule for the 2020 season due to the loss of two teams mid-season. The conference made the determination after LA Pierce and Cuesta cancelled their seasons earlier this month. The new conference schedule will begin Jan. 22 instead of Jan. 8. VC had added games at West Hills-Lemoore and at home against LA Trade Tech to make up two fo the four lost games.
  • VC Men Fall to Fresno at Wyndham/Mannon Classic
    December 21, 2019
    The VC men's basketball dug a big hole for themselves Saturday afternoon against Fresno City College, and nearly climbed out on the final day of the Wyndham/Mannon Classic at College of the Sequoias in Visalia. VC trailed 62-22 after a difficult first half before outscoring the Rams 52-21 in the final 20 minutes in the 83-74 loss. Dayshone Henry recorded a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds while Timothy Turner had 17 points for Ventura (8-6). Tone Patton netted nine points with 11 boards.
  • Poor Shooting Costs Pirates in Loss
    December 21, 2019
    For the second night in a row, a sub-par effort led to a loss for the Ventura College women's basketball team. The Pirates shot just 29 percent from the floor, 20 percent from three, in falling to visiting College of the Canyons 67-57 at the Athletic Event Center. Talia Taufaasau netted 20 points with seven rebounds and four assists to lead VC (12-2) and Madison Kast scored 18 with seven boards. Kimora Pooler hauled in 13 rebound and LaDaesha Merriweather had 10 boards.
  • Ventura Has Win Streak snapped at Sequoias
    December 20, 2019
    The Ventura College men's basketball team had their five-game winning streak snapped with a 65-54 defeat at College of the Sequoias in the COS Wyndham/Mannon Classic in Visalia. Dayshone Henry had another double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead VC (8-5) and Jonathan Montesinos totaled six for the Pirates. Dayveon Bates pulled in nine rebounds while Tone Patton had six boards.
  • VC Suffers First Loss of Season at Glendale
    December 20, 2019
    The Pirates picked a bad day to have a bad day. Playing a Glendale team riding an 11-game winning streak, the Pirates' women's basketball team committed 20 turnovers and shot 19 percent from three, 4-21, including a 1-10 mark in the fourth quarter, in falling to the Vaqueros 57-50. Talia Taufaasau had 14 points and three assists for Ventura (12-1), and Madison Kast totaled 10 points with seven boards. Alaina Garcia came off the bench with eight points and Kimora Pooler pulled in 10 rebounds.
  • Ventura Claims Buddy's Classic Crown Over LA Valley
    December 15, 2019
    For the fourth time this season, the Pirates' women's basketball team played for a tournament championship, and for the fourth time they brought home the hardware. Talia Taufaasau had another MVP performance with 22 points, six assists, three rebounds, two blocks and a steal and all-tournament selection LaDaesha Merriweather was dominant on the boards, pulling in 15 rebounds to help lead VC (12-0) to a 66-44 win over host LA Valley College to claim the Buddy's All-Star Classic title. Madison Kast had 15 points while Cece Quintino netted 10 in Ventura's victory.
  • Pirates Blitz San Francisco From Long Range
    December 14, 2019
    A night after the Pirates controlled the paint they lit the basket up from afar, hitting 12 3-pointers in their 67-55 victory over San Francisco Saturday in the semifinals of the Buddy's All-Star Classic at Los Angeles Valley College. Talia Taufaasau hit four triples en route to a season-high 25 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists. Cece Quintino and Madison also hit double figures with 10 points each and LaDaesha Merriweather pulled down 10 rebounds. The Pirates (11-0) were 12-18 from 3-point land on the night with six different players hitting from range.
  • VC Men Claim Big Road Win at Citrus
    December 13, 2019
    The Ventura College men's basketball team used a 15-0 run midway through the second half to claim a big 91-82 road win at Citrus College in Glendora Friday afternoon. Dayshone Henry led the way with another big performance taking just 26 field goal attempts to score 34 points with 14 rebounds. Timothy Turner netted 19 points with five assists and Donavan Williams had 16 points, five boards. four dimes and four steals. Shulton Tobin handed out five assists and Tone Patton pulled in seven rebounds for Ventura (8-4).
  • VC Dominant Inside For Tournament Win
    December 13, 2019
    The Pirates' women's basketball team owned the inside Friday against Fullerton. Three Ventura forwards combined for 32 points and 29 rebounds (Madison Kast, 12 points, five rebounds; Kimora Pooler, 10 points 16 rebounds, and LaDaesha Merriweather, 10 points, eight boards) to lead VC to a 68-48 victory over the Hornets in the first round of the LAVC-Buddy's All-Star Classic in Valley Glen. As a team, Ventura outrebounded Fullerton 64-35 to move into the tournament semifinals. Talia Taufaasau had 16 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a pair of blocked shots to lead the effort as Ventura won its 10th straight game.
  • Five Pirates Unanimous All-Northern Conference Selections
    December 12, 2019
    Five members of the Northern Conference co-champion Pirate football team have earned unanimous selection onto the all-conference team, leading a host of Pirates honored with post-season awards. Right tackle Will Bonkavich leads the list of unanimous honorees, along with wide receiver Terrell Vaughn, kicker Alberto Arroyo, all-purpose back Chris Reaves and utility player Juan Gaytan. A total of eight Pirtes were named first team All-Northern Conference while six were named second team.
  • Perez, Gallagher, Wallet lead Spikers' Post-Season Awards
    December 10, 2019
    For the second straight year, the Pirate volleyball team has the Western State Conference North Division Libero of the Year. Freshman Leslie Perez earned the honor in voting by the conference coaches last month, while head coach Brad Lyans was named WSC North Co-Coach of the Year. Outside hitter Morgan Gallagher was named first-team All-WSC, as was middle hitter Brooklyn Wallet. Four other Pirates were named second team or honorable mention all-conference.
  • Ventura Makes it Three Straight to Claim AVC Tourney
    December 08, 2019
    In a back-and-forth battle, the Pirates' men's basketball team outlasted Santa Monica for a 74-71 victory in the championship game of the Gregg Anderson Memorial Tournament at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster on Sunday. Tone Patton hit a lay-up and two free throws in the final 12 seconds to send the Pirates (7-4) to the win. Dayshone Henry had 15 points and eight rebounds to collect tournament MVP honors and Patton also finished with 15 points and six boards.Thomas Dangerfield, Timothy Turner and Shulton Tobin were named all-tournament.
  • Pirates Advance to Tournament Finals at Antelope Valley
    December 07, 2019
    VC sophomore Thomas Dangerfield scored 19 points to lead the Pirates past Antelope Valley 62-55 in the semifinals of the Gregg Anderson Memorial Tournament Saturday in Lancaster. Dayveon Bates netted 14 points and Dayshone Henry had a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds. Ventura (6-4) will play Santa Monica in the tournament championship Sunday Dec. 8 at 5:00 pm.
  • Pirates Remain Unbeaten, Claim Gilcrest Invitational Title
    December 07, 2019
    In another tough, physical battle, the Ventura College women's basketball team remained the only undefeated team in the state with a 61-56 victory over Mt. San Antonio in the championship game of the Tom Gilcrest Invitational at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia. Tournament MVP Talia Taufaasau had 18 points and three blocked shots to lead the way and all-tournament selection Cece Quintino totaled 13 points, two assists and three steals.
  • Pirate Men Drop MiraCosta in AVC Tournament
    December 06, 2019
    Behind Dayshone Henry's double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds, the VC men's basketball team defeated MiraCosta 85-75 Friday evening at the Gregg Anderson Memorial Tournament at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster. Shulton Tobin netted 12 points, Donavan Williams and Thomas Dangerfield each had 11, and Timothy Turner scored 10 points in the balanced team effort by the Pirates (5-4).
  • Ventura Comes Back to Defeat COS in Gilcrest Semifinals
    December 06, 2019
    The Pirates women's basketball team trailed 38-27 with 5:41 remaining in the third quarter before staging a second half comeback, defeating College of the Sequoias 56-53 Friday night in the semifinals of the Tom Gilcrest Invitational in Visalia. Talia Taufaasau had nine second half points, and Alyssandra Lacanilao provided a spark off the bench with eight points in the fourth quarter to lead the charge. LaDaesha Merriweather owned the boards with 13 rebounds for the VC (8-0).
  • Early Run, Stout Defense Lead VC Past Chabot at Gilcrest
    December 05, 2019
    Buoyed by a 12-2 run early in the game, and a stout defensive effort throughout, the Pirates' women's basketball team posted a hard-fought 56-47 victory over Chabot in the opening round of the Tom Gilcrest Invitational at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia on Thursday. Kimora Pooler was outstanding in the paint with 16 points and nine rebounds while LaDaesha Merriweather was 5-6 from the floor leading to her double double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. Talia Taufaasau had 12 points for VC (7-0). Cece Quintino finished with 10 boards and six assists.
  • Four Pirates Lead Women's Soccer All-WSC Honorees
    December 04, 2019
    The Ventura College women's soccer team received four first team All-Western State Conference nods as voted on by conference coaches last month. Leading the awards was Aracely Castro who was named the WSC Goalkeeper of the Year. She was joined on the first team all-conference list by Yadi Raigoza, Sammy Zanini and Jacky Espinosa. Additionally, VC had a pair of second-team All-WSC nods and two Honorable Mention all-conference awards.
  • Pirates Shoot Past Mt. San Jacinto 80-62
    November 30, 2019
    The VC men's basketball team made six 3-pointers on a decisive 18-2 run in the first half as they raced past visiting Mt. San Jacinto College 80-62 Saturday afternoon at the Athletic Event Center. Donavan Williams led Ventura (4-4) with 19 points, including four made three's, and Dayveon Bates netted 15 points with six rebounds in the Pirate victory. VC was 14-32 from behind the 3-point arc (45%) while shooting 52 percent overall from the floor (27-52). Shulton Tobin had 13 points, all coming in the final 4:34 of the first half.
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