Tuesday September 22 was National Voter Registration Day. In conjunction with that day, the Ventura College Athletic Department has paired with the Associated Students of Ventura College to encourage 100 percent voter registration among eligible student athletes and 100 percent registration among VC students. The effort is also encouraging all students to become educated voters and participate in this fall's election.
Despite the movement of classes online and the cancellation of most of the spring season, student athletes at Ventura College continued to achieve academically in 2019-20. In the fall, 99 student athletes made the Dean's list, signifying a grade point average of 3.5 or above, while 107 student athletes were honored on the Dean's list in the spring 2020 semester.
The Ventura College Athletic Department is pleased to report that they list 83 student athletes from 2019-20 who are slated to transfer to four-year institutions in the fall, as of August 31. Of those transfers, 60 plan on continuing their athletic careers at their new school, most of them with an athletic scholarship. The transferring student athletes will attend 58 different schools in 26 states around the country.
The Pirates' men's basketball team's 3-4 start to the 2019-20 season was not what they envisioned, but as the saying goes, "It's not how you start, it's how you finish." Ventura won 13 of its final 15 games, including a 12-game winning streak to post the first undefeated Western State Conference North Division record in 12 years, as they captured their fifth straight conference crown. VC won the Antelope Valley College Tournament in early December and defeated eventual state elite eight qualifiers Riverside and Los Angeles Valley in posting an overall 21-8 mark in another successful season.
Three players from the Ventura College men's basketball team have committed to sign scholarship offers and move on to the four-year level. Dayshone Henry, Tone Patton and Timothy Turner will all be transferring to Concordia University Irvine, Cal State University East Bay and Angelo State University (TX), respectively, in the fall. The trio helped lead the Pirates to its fifth straight Western State Conference North Division title in 2020, posting a 21-8 overall record.
VC men's basketball standouts Timothy Turner and Dayshone Henry were both tabbed as All-State selections for the 2019-20 season earlier this month by the California Community College Men's Basketball Association. Turner was named first-team All-State by the coaches' association while Henry earned honorable mention accolades on the elite group.
The basketball gods can be cruel sometimes. That was certainly the case Friday night as the VC men's basketball team went on a roller coaster ride at Cerritos in the second round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs. The No. 9-seeded Pirates (21-8) went from 11 points ahead to two points down to overtime, to six points down to tied, ultimately ending in a last-second shot by the No. 8-seeded Falcons to defeat the Pirates, 77-75. Dayshone Henry paced Ventura with 31 points and nine rebounds while Tone Patton had a double-double of 15 points and 10 boards. Shulton Tobin totaled 13 points for VC in the season-ending setback.
The 5-peat Western State Conference North Division champion Ventura College men's basketball team swept the conference awards, as selected by the WSC North coaches. Timothy Turner was named the WSC North Most Valuable Player and Tone Patton earned the Defensive Player of the Year award. Meanwhile, VC head coach Joey Ramirez was named the WSC North Coach of the Year. Joining Turner and Patton on the first team All-WSC list are Pirates Dayshone Henry and Shulton Tobin while Dayveon Bates earned Honorable Mention All-WSC accolades.
On the strength of their fifth straight Western State Conference North Division title, the Pirates' men's basketball team is again headed to the post-season. VC (21-7) had received the No. 9 seed in the CCCAA Southern California Regionals and will travel to play No. 8 Cerritos (19-9) on Friday Feb. 28 at 7:00 pm.
The VC men's basketball team had a perfect ending to the regular season in their 87-71 win over visiting Cuesta College ath the Athletic Event Center. Dayshone Henry had 17 points and nine rebounds while Timothy Turner totaled nine points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Pirates (21-7, 12-0) completed the first undefeated Western State Conference North Division campaign since the 2008 season. Thomas Dangerfield had 14 points and Dayveon Bates totaled 12 points as Ventura won for the 18th time in its last 21 games.
The Pirates' men's basketball team shot nearly 60 percent in the first half Wednesday night, building a 54-27 lead at Oxnard College en route to a 94-61 runaway victory over the Condors. Tone Patton and Timothy Turner led five players in double-figures with 16 points each while Dayshone Henry, Dayveon Bates and Shulton Tobin all totaled 11 points for VC (20-7, 11-0). Ventura is now one win away from becoming the first team to go undefeated through Western State Conference North Division play since 2008.
The Ventura College men's basketball team clinched outright the 2020 Western State Conference North Division championship with an 89-81 victory over Moorpark Wednesday night at the Athletic Event Center. Timothy Turner had 24 points with eight rebounds and eight assists while Dashone Henry netted 22 points with eight boards. With the win, VC (19-7, 10-0) maintains a 3-game lead on second place Hancock with two games remaining on the schedule. Tone Patton had a double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds.
The Pirates' men's basketball team held off a late charge from Los Angeles Pierce College Saturday night, posting a 68-64 win over the Brahmas in Woodland Hills. Dayshone Henry had 23 points and nine rebounds for Ventura (18-7, 9-0), and Timothy Turner netted 18 points with eight boards and three assists. Shulton Tobin was the only other Pirate in double-figures with 11 points in the game.
The VC men's basketball team used a dominant first half to build a big lead against visiting Allan Hancock College and withstood a late Bulldog charge to post an 80-63 victory Wednesday at the Athletic Event Center. Timothy Turner had 24 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead Ventura (17-7, 8-0), who now holds a three-game lead i the Western State Conference North Division with four games remaining. Tone Patton had 16 points and 11 rebounds while Dayshone Henry posted 13 points and 13 boards in the win.
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.
On their longest road trip of the conference season, the Pirates' men's basketball team built a solid lead in the first half, then held off Cuesta's second-half charge, defeating the Cougars 63-60 in San Luis Obispo Wednesday night. Dayshone Henry had 27 points, 18 in the first half, and 13 rebounds in the game to lead VC (15-7, 6-0) and Timothy Turner totaled 16 points with 11 boards and six assists.
For the second time in five games, the Pirates' men's basketball team topped the century mark with their 102-69 victory over Oxnard Saturday night at the Athletic Event Center. Dayshone Henry led Ventura (14-7, 5-0) with 25 points, nine rebounds and four assists and Shulton Tobin put up 20 points with five boards in the run-away win. Timothy Turner backed up the effort with 13 points and three dimes.Donavan Williams and Dayveon Bates totaled nine and eight points, respectively.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.