College roundup: AVC advances to state semifinals

first_imgAde Dagunduro and Marcellus Robertson led a furious comeback as the Antelope Valley College men’s basketball team rallied from a 15-point deficit in the final 11 minutes Thursday to defeat Ohlone 71-69 in the quarterfinals of the state championships in Fresno. AVC (30-6), the No. 3 seed from Southern California, advances to face Ventura, Southern California’s No. 1 seed, in Saturday’s semifinals. Ohlone then missed three 3-point attempts in the final 21seconds. Dagunduro finished with 22points, 11 rebounds, fiveassists and four steals. Robertson had 20 points, ninerebounds and four steals. With the victory, the Marauders tied the school record for wins. The 1996-97 AVC squad that lost in the quarterfinals of the state tournament also won 30 games. It is the second time the Marauders have made the final four in the last four years, and only the third time in school history. WOMEN’S TENNIS Ohlone, Northern California’s No. 2 seed, finishes with a 28-4 record. Ohlone had a 60-45 lead with 10:57 left, but Robertson scored 13 points and Dagunduro added eight as AVC ended the game on a 26-9 run. Robertson’s layup with two minutes left tied the score 69-69, and another layup by Robertson with 36 seconds left provided the winning points. center_img USC 4, UCLA 3: Lindsey Nelson, Sarah Fansler, and Julie Smekodub won singles matches, and Nelson-Smekodub and Judy DeVera-Amanda Fink won doubles matches to lead the No. 11 Trojans (9-2) past the No. 19 Bruins (8-5). Yasmin Schnack, Ashley Joelson and Alex McGoodwin won singles matches for UCLA, and Elizabeth Lumpkin-Stephanie Wetmore won a double match for the Bruins. MEN’S TENNIS Pepperdine 6, UC Santa Barbara 1: The No. 24 Waves (8-6) won all three doubles matches and five of six singles matches in their victory over UCSB (2-9). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more