Ventura College Athletics

2018-19 Ventura College Men's Basketball Team News

  • Patton, Turner and Bell Earn First Team All-WSC Honors
    February 28, 2019
    Ventura College's freshman trio of Tone Patton, Timothy Turner and Jelani Bell earned first team All-Western State Conference honors in voting by the WSC North Division coaches earlier this week. Additionally, Dayveon Bates wasn named Honorable Mention All-WSC. VC head coach Joey Ramirez was named Co-Coach of the year for leading the Pirates to a share of their fourth consecutive WSC North Division championship.
  • Ventura Fights to the End in Playoff Loss
    February 27, 2019
    Despite a valiant effort until the final buzzer, the Pirates' men's basketball team had their season come to an end Wednesday night with a 77-73 loss to LA Valley College at the Athletic Event Center in the first round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs. Timothy Turner scored 21 points with nine assists and four rebounds while Tone Patton totaled 21 points with six boards and four dimes to lead the Ventura effort. The Western State Conference North Division co-champions end the season with a record of 17-12.
  • VC's Neal headed to CCCMBCA Hall of Fame
    February 26, 2019
    Ventura College alumnus and current assistant coach Lester Neal '91 is headed to another Hall of Fame. The 2008 inductee into the VC Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted into th eCalifornia Community College Men's Basketball Hall of Fame next month in activities associated with the CCCAA State Championships being held in Ventura March 14, 16-17. 2019 CCCMBCA Hall of Fame Class will be enshrined on Thursday, Mar. 14 at 9:00 am at Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard/Ventura.
  • VC alumnus Cedric Ceballos '88 Named a Vice President for NBA's Mavericks
    February 25, 2019
    Ventura College alumnus and Hall of Fame inductee Cedric Ceballos ’88 has been named a Vice President for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, the former Pirate announced on Instagram Monday. The 14-year veteran will continue with his duties on Fox Sports Southwest as a co-host for the network’s broadcasts of Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans broadcasts.
  • Pirates Earn No. 13 Seed in Playoffs, Home Wednesday
    February 25, 2019
    The VC men's basketball team earned the No. 13 seed in the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs, and will host No. 20 Los Angeles Valley on Wednesday Feb. 27 at 7:00 pm at the VC Athletic Event Center. Ventura (17-11) won a share of their fourth consecutive Western State Conference North Division championship with an 8-2 conference mark while the Monarchs (16-12) came in second in the WSC East Division.
  • Pirates Come Back Against Moorpark, Claim WSC Crown
    February 22, 2019
    The Pirates' men's basketball team was down, but certainly not out. They trailed visiting Moorpark by 19 points in the first half, and were down by 15 points early in the second half before coming back to defeat the Raiders 78-72 to claim a share of the Western State Conference North Division championship for the forth season in a row. Timothy Turner led the Pirates (17-11, 8-2) with 21 points and nine rebounds while Tone Patton had a double-double of 13 points and 11 boards.
  • Pirate Men Drop Decision at Cuesta, Fall into First Place Tie
    February 19, 2019
    The VC men's basketball team did not have a pleasant trip to San Luis Obispo Tuesday night, dropping an 85-65 decision to host Cuesta College. Dayveon Bates had a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Tone Patton and Jelani Bell added 14 and 12 points, respectively, but Ventura (16-11, 7-2) could not overcome the hot shooting by the Cougars. With the loss, the Pirates fall into a first place tie in the Western State Conference North Division standings with Cuesta and Allan Hancock College.
  • Pirates Hold Off Condors, Maintain First Place Standing
    February 16, 2019
    The Ventura College men's basketball team held off a pesky Oxnard College Condor team Saturday night at the Athletic Event Center, posting a 91-84 victory to remain in first place in the Western State Conference North Division. Tone Patton continued his strong play with 27 points, shooting 10-15 from the floor and 7-10 at the free throw line. He also pulled in seven rebounds. Timothy Turner and Lamont Landers each came off the bench to score 15 points for the Pirates (16-10, 7-1).
  • VC Win Streak Stopped by Hancock
    February 13, 2019
    The Pirates' men's basketball team's six-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday in an 87-69 loss to Allan Hancock College at the Athletic Event Center. Tone Patton continued his strong play with 24 points and Jelani Bell added 14 points to the effort for the Pirates (15-10, 6-1), who remain a game ahead of the bulldogs and Cuesta in the conference standings.
  • Second Half Surge Leads Pirates to Victory at SBCC
    February 09, 2019
    For some reason, the Sports Pavilion at Santa Barbara City College is a difficult place for the Ventura College basketball team to play. Saturday was no different as VC needed a second half surge to pull away from the host Vaqueros 92-75. Tone Patton had 24 points and eight rebounds while Keron Bailey totaled 19 points and 10 boards to lead the Pirates (15-9, 6-0) to the win. Timothy Turner added 14 points, five rebounds and four assists and Jelani Bell added 12 points and seven caroms.
  • Pirates Win at Moorpark, Complete First Round WSC Sweep
    February 02, 2019
    The Ventura College men's basketball team defeated Moorpark College 97-80 Saturday afternoon at raider Pavilion to complete a first-round sweep of Western State Conference North Division play. Tone Patton had 31 points and 12 rebounds to lead the way while guards Timothy Turner and Jelani Bell each handed out assists in the victory. The win puts the first-place Pirates at 5-0 through one round of conference play, with an overall mark of 14-9.
  • VC Stretches WSC Winning Streak to Four Games
    January 30, 2019
    The Ventura College men's basketball team used another balanced effort to stretch their Western State Conference winning streak to four games Wednesday night with a 78-69 victory over Cuesta at the Athletic Event Center. Timothy Turner led five players in double figures with 17 points while Keron Bailey had an animal-style double-double of 15 points and 17 rebounds. Tone Patton also doubled up with 12 points and 11 boards for the Pirates (13-9, 4-0).
  • Ventura Outlasts Oxnard for WSC Road Win
    January 26, 2019
    The Pirates' men's basketball team opened up a double-digit lead early, then made it hold up through a furious Oxnard comeback late, posting a 91-86 victory over the Condors on the road Saturday afternoon. Dayveon Bates led six Pirates in double figures with 19 points while Thomas Dangerfield netted 16 for VC (12-9, 3-0). Ventura sits alone in first place in the Western State Conference North Division, one game ahead of Hancock, Cuesta and Moorpark. VC hosts Cuesta next time out on Jan. 30.
  • Persistent Pirates Complete Comeback at Hancock
    January 23, 2019
    Persistence paid off the the VC men's basketball team Wednesday night as they came back from a 16-point second half deficit to defeat Allan Hancock College 83-82 in Santa Maria. The Pirates trailed 57-41 with 16:56 remaining in the game, and were behind by 11, 74-63, at the 6:36 mark before making the comeback. Keron Bailey took a Timothy Turner pass and converted it to a driving bucket with four seconds remaining in the game for the final margin of victory. Turner led Ventura (11-9, 2-0) with 23 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
  • Pirate Men Dominate Santa Barbara in WSC Opener
    January 19, 2019
    It sure wasn't close for long. The Pirates' men's basketball team scored the first six points of the game and jumped out to a 19-2 advantage in just over seven minutes of play en route to their 86-51 defeat of visiting Santa Barbara in their Western State Conference opener at the Athletic Event Center. Jelani Bell led four Pirates in double figures with 16 points while Elijah McCloud scored 14 points with a team-high seven rebounds in the victory for the 3-time defending conference champions.
  • Bench Leads Pirates to Victory at Canyons
    January 11, 2019
    Timothy Turner and Lamont Landers came off the bench Friday for the VC men's basketball team, scoring 24 and 23 points, respectively, in leading the Pirates to an 86-81 victory at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita on Friday. The win closed Ventura's non-conference schedule with an even 9-9 record heading into Western State Conference North Division play next weekend.
  • Second Half Surge Lifts Citrus Past Ventura
    January 08, 2019
    The Pirates' men's basketball team held a 38-31 halftime edge, but could not hold on as the fell to visiting Citrus College 81-75 Tuesday night at the Athletic Event Center. Tone Patton led a balanced VC scoring attack with 16 points and seven rebounds while Thomas Dangerfield totaled 14 points. Keron Bailey had 13 points with a team-high nine boards for the Pirates (8-9).
  • Ventura Drops Game vs. Fullerton on Quick Turnaround
    January 05, 2019
    On a quick turnaround,the Pirates' men's basketball team fell to Fullerton College 91-58 Saturday afternoon. Just 17 hours after tipping off against Riverside at the Athletic Event Center, VC took to the court in Riverside to complete the Crossover against the Hornets. Lamont Landers had 17 points to lead the way for the Pirates (8-8) while Timothy Turner netted 12 points in the game. Keron Bailey had nine points with a game-high 12 rebounds.
  • Pirates on Short End of Score Against Riverside
    January 04, 2019
    The VC men's basketball team took to the hardwoods for the first time in 2019, coming up short against Riverside and former Pirate head coach Phil Mathews, 88-78. Keron Bailey led the balanced Ventura attack with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds while Jelani Bell had 16 points, four assists and four boards for coach Joey Ramirez's squad. Ramirez and VC assistant Lester Neal both played for Mathews when he directed the Pirates in the early 1990's.
  • Landers' Career Night Sparks Pirates to Victory
    December 20, 2018
    Lamont Landers had a career night on Thursday, sparking the Pirates' men's basketball team to a 93-86 victory at Los Angeles Valley College. Landers scored 32 points on 8-15 shooting, including 6-10 from three, and 10-11 at the free throw line. He added a game-high seven assists for good measure as VC turned around an 80-70 home loss to the Monarchs in the season opener on Nov. 1. Keron Bailey had 15 points and six rebounds while Thomas Dangerfield netted 13 in the victory for the Pirates (8-6).
  • Difficult First Half Leads to VC Defeat
    December 16, 2018
    The Ventura College men's basketball team had a difficult first half against Fresno City College Sunday on the final day ofthe College of the Sequoias Wyndham Classic in Visalia. The Pirates committed 15 turnovers against the Rams in the first 20 minutes, digging a 21 point deficit from which they could not recover in the 76-57 loss. Dayveon Bates had 13 points and nine rebounds, Jelani Bell netted 11 points and Lamont Landers had 10 for VC (7-6).
  • Cold Shooting Halts VC Win Streak at Four
    December 15, 2018
    It was a tale of two halves for the Pirates' men's basketball team Saturday night against Sequoias in the COS Wyndham Classic in Visalia. VC had a solid first 20 minutes, shooting nearly 40 percent from the floor in jumping out to a 36-27 halftime lead over the host Giants, before going cold in the second period, hitting on just 29 percent of their shot attempts. COS also heated up in the second, hitting on 59 percent of their shots in Ventura's 69-55 loss to Sequoias, ending VC's four-game winning streak. Tone Patton had 15 points and five rebounds to lead Ventura (7-5).
  • Bates Goes For 19 and 19 as Pirates Cruise Past Shasta
    December 14, 2018
    Dayveon Bates was everywhere Friday night, scoring 19 points and pulling down 19 rebounds in the Pirates' 66-45 victory on the first day of the College of the Sequoias Wyndham Classic in Visalia. Thomas Dangerfield almost posted a double-double with 12 points and nine boards while Timothy Turner netted 11 points and six assists for Ventura (7-4) in their fourth straight victory.
  • VC Defeats Antelope Valley For Third Consecutive Tournament Win
    December 02, 2018
    For the third straight game, the Ventura College men's basketball team used a strong defensive performance in the second half to erase a halftime deficit and propel the team to victory at the Gregg Anderson memorial Tournament at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster. Sunday, VC trailed the host Marauders 34-31 a the break before mounting a strong comeback in the 71-60 win. Lamont Landers led VC (6-4) with 20 points while Thomas Dangerfield hit for 13. Keron Bailey had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Ventura Takes Second Straight at AVC Tournament
    December 01, 2018
    The VC men's basketball team used a strong second half to turn an eight point halftime deficit into a 15-point victory Saturday at the Gregg Anderson Memorial Tournament at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster. The Pirates trailed Mira Costa 35-27 before outscoring the Spartans 46-23 in the second period for the 73-58 win. Lamont Landers had a team-high 14 points to lead the balanced effort in which six Pirates scored at least eight points. Dayveon Bates scored 13 while Timothy Turner had 11 points and six assists for VC (5-4), who put together back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
  • Pirate Men With Comeback Win Over San Bernardino Valley
    November 30, 2018
    Dayveon Bates made one of two free throws with 17 seconds left to set the final margin of the Pirates' men's basketball team's 70-69 come-from-behind victory over San Bernardino Valley Friday at the Gregg Anderson Memorial Tournament at Antelope Valley College. VC (4-4) trailed the Wolverines by 17 points with 8:42 remaining in the game before mounting the comeback. Timothy Turner led Ventura with 17 points while Tone Patton had a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds and Keron Bailey added 11 points and six boards.
  • Men's Basketball Drops Contest at Mt. San Jacinto
    November 24, 2018
    After a difficult first 20 minutes, the Pirates' men's basketball team battled at Mt. San Jacinto, falling to the Eagles 87-70 in a non-conference game Saturday. Keron Bailey had 19 points off the bench to lead the way for Ventura (3-4) while Timothy Turner and Tone Patton each chipped in 11. Dayveon Bates added 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
  • Men's Basketball Claims Third at Irvine Valley Classic
    November 17, 2018
    Behind a 22-point, 4-assist, 4-steal performance by freshman guard Timothy Turner, the Pirates' men's basketball team defeated Irvine Valley College 63-59 Saturday afternoon to claim third place at the Irvine Valley Classic. Jelani Bell came off the bench to score 15 points and Thomas Dangerfield added an even dozen as VC evened their season mark at 3-3.
  • Balanced VC Attack Not Quite Enough For Victory
    November 16, 2018
    The Pirates' men's basketball team had five players score in double figures, but the balance was not quite enough to defeat Long Beach City College Friday evening. The Pirates fell to the Vikings in a close one, 75-72, in the semifinals of the Irvine Valley Classic at Irvine Valley College. Timothy Turner and Thomas Dangerfield each had 15 points to lead the way for Ventura (2-3), who will take on the tournament hosts in the 3rd Place game on Saturday Nov. 17 at 3:00 pm.
  • Men's Basketball Advances at Irvine Valley Classic
    November 15, 2018
    The Pirates' men's basketball team returned to the hardwood Thursday afternoon, defeating Cuyamaca College 69-58 in the opening round of the Irvine Valley Classic. Thomas Dangerfield was 11-14 from the floor for 2 a team-high 24 points and Timothy Turner shot 10-15 for 21 points for Ventura (2-2). Tone Patton pulled in 10 rebounds while Turner and Jelani Bell each handed out five assists.
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