SBVC Men's Basketball (8-3) breezed through the first half against the over matched Oxnard Condors (6-7) then got into serious foul trouble, playing the final 2:15 of the game 4-on-5 and still pulling out the lopsided victory, 95-65.
The Condors scored the first two points of the game, but SBVC went on a 26 to three run with 13 minutes left in the first half. SBVC’s aggressive defense caused the Condors to turn the ball over 12 times within the first six minutes of the game. SBVC scored a total of 28 points off turnovers in the first half alone.
Sophomore guard Justin Stanley (Oakland McClymonds) was hot from beyond the arc, going 5-7 from the three point line and ending the first half with 15 points. Sophomore forward Aaron Moore (Compton Dominguez) also had 15 at the half, and sophomore guard Kirby Gardner (Rialto Eisenhower) ended the half with 13 points. Both teams went into half time with SBVC having a 25 point lead, 61-36.
SBVC started the second half with an 18 to six run, but only outscored the Condors by five points the rest of the second half. The game got sloppy for both teams in the second half; in addition, the referees called almost every little touch foul.
Sophomore guard Chris Franklin (Gardena H.S.) was the first player to foul out for SBVC with 12 minutes remaining in the game, but not before scoring 15 points in the second half and ending the game with a total of 18 points.
Four minutes later, freshman forward Xavier Jones (La Verne Lutheran) was the second player to foul out, and with 2:46 left in the game, freshman guard Cammeron Lewis (Fontana Summit) fouled out with 8 points and 3 boards.
Thirty seconds later, Moore was the last player to foul out and SBVC was forced to finish the game with only four players on the court, due to a lack of substitutions left on the bench. Moore finished the game with 21 points, 9 boards, 7 assists and 5 of 5 from the free throw line.
SBVC’s remaining four players were able to hold onto the win despite being short one player and ended the game with a final score, 95 to 65.
This article was written by Sharis Bratton.