The Ventura College men's basketball team trailed Santa Barbara 31-27 at halftime Saturday before exploding for 54 points in the second half, defeating the Vaqueros 81-54. Dayshone Henry scored 20 points on 8-11 shooting from the floor and a 4-4 performance from the foul stripe to lead Ventura (16-7, 7-0). Jermaine Jordan netted 14 with a game-high nine rebounds and Dayveon Bates had 12 for VC. Tone Patton added 10 points to the effort.
The Pirates shot 56 percent from the field (34-61) while hitting 9-10 free throws. In the second half of play, VC ht an incredible 84 percent of their field goal attempts (21-25). They outrebounded SBCC in the contest 35-23.
The Pirates return home on Wednesday Feb. 5 hosting Allan Hancock College at 7:30 pm.