Ventura College Athletics

2019-20 Ventura College Men's Basketball Team News

  • Pirates Drop Heartbreaker to Canyons, 82-80
    November 15, 2019
    The Pirates' men's basketball team held a 12-point lead midway through the second half, but succumbed to a late rally by College of the Canyons, falling to the Cougars 82-80 in the third place game of the Irvine Valley Classic on Friday. Dayshone Henry netted a season-high 34 points with 10 rebounds to lead VC (3-3) while Timothy Turner and Dayveon Bates each netted 13 points with five assists. Darius Butler also scored 13 points inthe game for Ventura.
  • Pirates Drop Opener at Irvine Valley Classic
    November 14, 2019
    The Pirates men's basketball team had a rough go of it Thursday, falling to Cerritos 70-43 on the first day of the four-team Irvine Valley Classic. Timothy Turner had 13 points to lead VC (3-2) while Dayshone Henry netted 10 points with a team-high seven rebounds. Tomas Dangerfield scored six points with five boards in the setback.
  • Ventura Takes Down Riverside in Road Win
    November 06, 2019
    It was student against teacher Wednesday in Riverside as the VC men's basketball team and head coach Joey Ramirez took on Riverside and former VC head coach Phil Matthews. Behind a 32-point performance by Timothy Turner, the Pirates, and Ramirez, got the best of the Tigers and coach Matthews 83-80. It was the 150th career win at VC for Ramirez, who played for Matthews in Ventura in the early 90's. Shulton Tobin had 14 points for VC (3-1) and Dayveon Bates totaled nine points with 14 boards in the victory.
  • Men's Basketball Claims Overtime Victory
    November 02, 2019
    Dayshone Henry scored 32 points with 14 rebounds and Dayveon Bates had 28 points with 11 boards as the Pirates' men's basketball team came back from a 10 point deficit in the second half to claim a 106-94 victory over Antelope Valley in overtime in the finale of the We Play Hard Tournament. Thomas Dangerfield netted 15 points as Ventura (2-1) outscored the Marauders 18-6 in the extra period for the win.
  • VC Comeback Falls Short in WPH Tournament
    November 01, 2019
    The VC men's basketball team's comeback bid fell short Friday night as the Pirates dropped a 76-73 decision to Palomar on day two of the We Play Hard Tournament at the Athletic Event Center. Dayveon Bates netted 23 points with five rebounds to lead VC (1-1) while Thomas Dangerfield scored 14 points. The Pirates trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half before cutting the deficit to one point in the final two minutes of play.
  • Pirates Open Season With Solid Victory
    October 31, 2019
    The Pirates' men's basketball team used a 27-7 run midway through the first half to pull away from visiting Pasadena City College in VC's 79-59 season-opening win on day one of the We Play Hard Tournament at the Athletic Event Center. Timothy Turner led a balanced attack with 18 points and six assists while Thomas Dangerfield and Darius Butler contributed 15 and 12 points, respectively. In total, 12 Pirates played at least 11 minutes in the game and 12 different players reached the scoring column in the win.
  • Men's Basketball Opens 2019-20 Season at WPH Tournament
    October 29, 2019
    The Athletic Event Center welcomes basketball back for the 2019-20 season with the VC men's basketball team hosting the We Play Hard Tournament Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The Pirates will conclude the first day of action on Halloween evening with a 5:00 pm date with Pasadena City College. Other games on opening day include Antelope Valley against Palomar at 1:00 pm and Riverside City College, led by VC Hall of Fame coach Phil Matthews, versus Moorpark at 3:00 pm.
  • Midnight Madness Returning to the AEC
    October 07, 2019
    Basketball is returning to the VC Athletic Event Center! The Ventura College men's basketball team will tip-off 2019-20 with its annual Midnight Madness event Friday Oct. 11.  The event will begin at 10:00 pm and will include high school scrimmages and 3-point shooting and dunk contests, in addition to an intrasquad scrimmage featuring the Pirates under ninth-year head coach Joey Ramirez.