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Final CCC women's basketball state poll

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Woen's basketball
CCCWBCA Final State poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (20) (27-0) 1
2. Ventura (26-3) 2
3. Fresno City (26-3) 3
4. Santa Rosa JC (23-5) 4
5. Mt. San Jacinto (24-2) 6
6. Foothill (23-5) 7
7. San Bernardino Valley (22-5) 5
8. Long Beach City (21-4) 8
9. Pasadena City (20-6) 9
10. Sierra (19-7) 12
11. Siskiyous (19-5) 11
12. L.A. Valley (20-8) 14
13. Chaffey (19-7) 10
14. Cypress (19-7) 13
15. San Francisco (89-9) 16
16. San Joaquin Delta (17-8) 15
17. Canyons (19-8) 17
18. Diablo Valley (16-10 18
19. Cuesta (19-9) NR
20. Mission (19-7) 19

The Final CCC basketball regional polls

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Men's basketball
CCCMBCA SoCal poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Saddleback (19-4)
2. Mt. San Antonio (18-2)
3. Riverside (15-6)
4. Chaffey (17-5)
5. L.A. Pierce (15-6)
6. East L.A. (15-5)
7. Antelope Valley (14-6)
8. Canyons (16-6)
9. Ventura (19-5)
10. Palomar (14-8)
11. San Bernardino Valley (15-6)
12. Cerritos (12-7)
13. Hancock (13-6)
14. MiraCosta (13-8)
15. Citrus (11-7)

Women's basketball
CCCWBCA SoCal poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (6) (22-0) 1
2. Ventura (21-3) 2
3. Long Beach City (18-2) 3
4. San Bernardino Valley (18-4) 4
5. Mt. San Jacinto (17-2) 5
6. Chaffey (15-6) 6
7. Pasadena City (15-5) 7
8. Cypress (11-7) 8
9. Canyons (15-7) 9
10. L.A. Valley (15-8) 12
11. Santa Barbara City (16-7) 10
12. Irvine Valley (15-9) 11
13. Cuesta (15-8) 15
14. East L.A. (12-8) 13
15. Cerritos (11-9) 15

This week's CCC basketball regional polls

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Men's basketball
CCCMBCA SoCal poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Saddleback (19-4)
2. Mt. San Antonio (18-2)
3. Riverside (15-6)
4. Chaffey (17-5)
5. L.A. Pierce (15-6)
6. East L.A. (15-5)
7. Antelope Valley (14-6)
8. Canyons (16-6)
9. Ventura (19-5)
10. Palomar (14-8)
11. San Bernardino Valley (15-6)
12. Cerritos (12-7)
13. Hancock (13-6)
14. MiraCosta (13-8)
15. Citrus (11-7)

Women's basketball
CCCWBCA SoCal poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (6) (22-0) 1
2. Ventura (21-3) 2
3. Long Beach City (18-2) 3
4. San Bernardino Valley (18-4) 4
5. Mt. San Jacinto (17-2) 5
6. Chaffey (15-6) 6
7. Pasadena City (15-5) 7
8. Cypress (11-7) 8
9. Canyons (15-7) 9
10. L.A. Valley (15-8) 12
11. Santa Barbara City (16-7) 10
12. Irvine Valley (15-9) 11
13. Cuesta (15-8) 15
14. East L.A. (12-8) 13
15. Cerritos (11-9) 15

With new system, Moorpark building to Friday showdown

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Since falling in four sets at Santa Barbara City Oct. 17, the Moorpark College women's volleyball team has worked for its second chance.

A five-match winning streak has meant the Raiders (12-7, 7-1) will be playing for a piece of its fifth straight WSC North title Friday night when it welcomes first-place Santa Barbara (14-6, 8-0) to Raider Pavilion.

"At least we've put ourselves in that position," Moorpark coach Steve Burkhart said. "I feel good about the way we've been playing."

Running a non-traditional system that features three middle blockers, Moorpark has slowly improved throughout its schedule.

"It's been a slow evolution," Burkhart said. "This is a team you wish you had for another month."

Middles Gabriella Luciani, Taylor Susim and Brittany Sharpe also have to share outside and opposite hitter responsibilities.

"They all have a lot of different responsibilities," Burkhart said. "I thought this was the best we could do and that's what it took. It was kind of a learning thing for me, too."

Susim is second in the WSC with block assists (49). Outside hitter Amber Glaab leads the team in hitting (.223) and kills (183).

Condors contenders?

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Is the Oxnard College women's soccer team the biggest threat to the defending champion Ventura women in the WSC North race?

Megan Williams scored as Oxnard (4-3-4) opened WSC North with a 1-1 tie at Santa Barbara City, ranked No. 14 in this week's national coaches poll, Tuesday night.

Asked if the result showed the rest of the division that the Condors will be in the title race, Oxnard coach Bill Propster responded, "It was a statement to ourselves."

Oxnard's improvement can be, in part, attributed to improvement at the back. It has conceded just 12 goals in 11 matches.

The Condors had been outscored 47-6 in its 12-game losing streak to Santa Barbara, which dated back to a scoreless draw in Nov. 2005.

Condors soar north

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The Oxnard College men's soccer team's annual trip to Santa Barbara City has been one of the biggest matches in the Western State Conference race over the past decade. The two teams have combined to win the past five WSC titles.

So Tuesday's 1-0 win at La Playa Stadium was a big result for the Condors (4-1-1), who are ranked No. 8 in Southern California, No. 14 in the state and No. 17 in the nation.

"I think the conference is going to be more evenly balanced, so every away win is big," Oxnard coach Ross Greaney said. "It's pretty big to get three points there."

Newbury Park High product Stevie Trujillo headed home a free kick Roque Magana (Santa Paula) in the first half.

MC volleyball playing for title, history

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The Moorpark College women's volleyball team will be playing for its fourth straight Western State Conference title tonight when Santa Barbara City visits Raider Pavilion.

But it will be playing for so much more.

After two straight seasons of splitting the title with Santa Barbara, the Raiders (19-3, 11-0) have a chance to clinch the title outright for the first time since 2008.

"Obviously, our kids are excited about it," said Moorpark coach Steve Burkhart. "Hopefully, they realize there's a difference between sharing a championship and winning it outright."

Santa Barbara (13-9, 10-1) is also Moorpark's final test before postseason brackets are unveiled Sunday and the Southern California regional playoffs begin Tuesday.

"As far as the timing of it, it couldn't come at a better time, as far as I'm concerned," said Burkhart. "It's a good team right before the playoffs. If you expect to do well in the playoffs, this is the caliber of team you expect to be beating."

There is also an element of perfection at stake. Moorpark has swept 40 straight games during its 14-match winning streak, including all 33 games in 11 WSC North matches.

Although 20 teams have gone unbeaten in WSC play since 1980, it is not confirmed whether another team has swept its conference slate. WSC sports information director Don Adams and state representative Robert Lewis couldn't immediately recall a similar situation and were hitting the books Wednesday.

Moorpark swept Santa Barbara 25-19, 26-24, 25-17 on the road Oct. 26. The past two seasons, the two teams split their WSC North meetings and the title.

"There's a lot riding on it," said Burkhart. "You're looking at the conference championship, playoff seeding, hosting a playoff game.

"I'm sure they're looking at it as a playoff game."

No margin for error for OC men's soccer

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Once again, every point counts in the Western State Conference men's soccer race.

One year after leaders Santa Barbara City dropped points in the final week to allow chasing Oxnard to snatch the title with an 11-game unbeaten streak, the tables have turned.

Oxnard (12-1-4, 9-0-2), by virtue of taking four points in the teams' two matchups, is the leader, holding tight to a slim one-point lead over Santa Barbara City (12-1-4, 9-1-1) into the final fortnight of the season.

The Condors began its final four matches Tuesday with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Citrus, while Santa Barbara grabbed a second half goal to hold off Canyons, 1-0.

"The challenges are coming from different types of fields, different types of drives and different types of rests," said Oxnard coach Ross Greaney. "We're doing well for the soccer part. If we can focus on playing well, then everything will be OK."

The title may hinge on Friday's difficult trip to Hancock followed by Canyons' visit on Tuesday. Oxnard will be rooting for county rivals Moorpark Friday at Santa Barbara.

VC women's soccer takes SBCC showdown

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The Ventura College women's soccer team grabbed the advantage in the Western State Conference race with yet another key win over Santa Barbara City Thursday night.

Daisy Cardona's 13th-minute goal and a tremendous team defensive effort enabled Ventura to knock off previously unbeaten and national No. 5 Santa Barbara City, 1-0, at the VC Sportsplex.

"The kids did well," said Ventura coach Steve Hoffman. "The players are stepping up to the plate right now."

Ventura took the lead in the 13th minute, when freshman striker Stephanie Hernandez flicked on a corner kick to set up fellow freshman Cardona.

The match was a meeting of two of the top teams in the country. Ventura (8-2) opened the season ranked No. 5 in the national coaches poll. Santa Barbara City (8-1) sat in that position this week.

High-scoring Santa Barbara had been averaging nearly four goals per game behind Jessica Domenchelli (nine goals, 24 points) and Katie Voss (seven goals, six assists) and hadn't scored less than two goals in each of its first eight matches.

But the Vaqueros have now lost nine straight to Ventura dating back to 2007, including seven straight shutout losses.

"We shut out their big guns," said Hoffman. "They hadn't been shut out all year, so we did well.

Santa Barbara has finished one place behind the Pirates in the WSC North for five years running.

"They're a good side," said Hoffman. "The pressure is now on them a little bit."

In opening 3-0 in WSC North play, Ventura has outscored its first three opponents 17-2. Santa Barbara City fell to 3-1.

Veteran Condors soaring

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When the score got tight and the match got physical Tuesday night in Santa Barbara, Ross Greaney had 14 reasons to believe.

"You don't go to Santa Barbara and get a win unless you have experienced guys who know what they're getting into," said the Oxnard College men's soccer coach.

Behind 14 sophomores, including seven returning starters and four starters from previous seasons, the experienced Condors opened the defense of the Western State Conference title with a clear statement of intent.

"It's definitely the most sophomores in the history of the program," said Greaney.

Goals by Urbano Centeno and Sigifredo Torres on either side of halftime pushed Oxnard to a 2-1 win over Santa Barbara City, the No. 9-ranked team in the nation, under the lights at La Playa Stadium.

"It was a clash of two styles," said Greaney. "They're a very physical team, thankfully we were able to get ahold of the ball and do something with it... It wasn't easy."

A pair of Channel Islands High products combined for the first goal. Sophomore central defender Salvador Mendoza carried the ball through midfield, moved it wide for Centeno, who cut inside to strike a curling shot inside the far post.

Former Hueneme High star Gustavo Navarro created the second goal by racing down the wing and finding Torres, a Pacifica High product, atop the penalty area to finish. Santa Barbara used a late own goal off a corner kick to pile on the pressure, but the Condors survived.

"I wasn't surprised by the way we played," said Greaney. "But I was just glad we were able to play under all that pressure."

The lineup reads like a Pacific View League All-Decade team, from attackers like Javier Marquez (Rio Mesa), Jerry Ponce (Rio Mesa), Jesus Landeros (Channel Islands) and Daniel Hernandez (Pacifica) to the central defense partnership of Mendoza and Dago Gonzalez (Hueneme).

Oxnard (5-1-2) has now won four straight matches by 2-1 margins. It has faced three nationally-ranked foes, suffering its only loss of the season 5-3 to No. 4 Cerritos.

"There's a long way to go," said Greaney.

Near miss for OC women

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Brittany Dubin scored two first-half goals and Anilu Saldana added a late equalizer as the Oxnard College women's soccer team threatened visiting Santa Barbara City, the No. 5-ranked team in the county, in Tuesday's WSC North opener.

Despite the Vaqueros prevailing 4-3, second-year Oxnard coach Bill Propster was not disheartened.

"We would have liked to have gotten something out of the game, but we did some good things," said Propster. "We're trying to become a team that competes with the Santa Barbaras of the world, and we did."

Ashley Rodriguez and Ces Montaro created goals as Oxnard (2-4-3) jumped out to an early lead and responded to Santa Barbara's three-goal spurt just after halftime.

"We were able to create mistakes by them and take advantage of it," said Propster. "It's something we've been working on.

VC, MC both in SoCal football poll

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Both local teams find themsevles in this week's Southern California coaches' poll.

Ventura (2-2) dropped one slot to No. 16 after last week's overtime loss to No. 12 Chaffey (3-1).

After one week out of the pool, Moorpark (2-2) returns at No. 18 after its 24-9 win over Santa Barbara City (0-4).

Saddleback (4-0) is the new top-ranked team after previous No. 1 Mount San Antonio lost to No. 2 Riverside.

Click the jump for the full polls.

Power-packed slate

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Oxnard College men's soccer coach Ross Greaney should also check out the NSCAA preseason rankings.

The defending Western State Conference champion Condors will welcome three members of the national preseason Top 20 to Oxnard this fall -- No. 13 Santa Ana Sept. 9, No. 14 Cerritos Sept. 13 and No. 17 Santa Barbara City Oct. 21.

Oxnard was eliminated from the Southern California regional playoffs last November by No. 3 Mount San Antonio.

VC softball pushing

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By winning 13 of its last 14 games in conference play, the Ventura College softball team (21-14, 13-4) has seemingly done the impossible, put pressure on first-place Santa Barbara City (28-5, 13-2) during its historic run.

Its only loss in WSC Gold play since March 15 came in a doubleheader split with Santa Barbara April 7.

Spurred by sophomore pitcher Kailey Snyder (24-4), Santa Barbara can wrap up its first WSC title by winning two of its last three games against sixth-place Hancock and seventh-place Los Angeles Pierce.

But Ventura has positioned itself for the postseason with the pitching tandem of freshman Teresa Lemos (13-7), who actually leads the WSC Gold in ERA at 0.79, and teammate Janessa Pulido (8-6), who is third at 1.60.

Raiders slowed

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The Moorpark College softball team saw its fast start in the Western State Conference's Gold Division halted Tuesday with a 3-0 loss at Santa Barbara City.

The early first-place showdown left Santa Barbara (13-2) atop the Gold Division at 4-0 with Moorpark and Cuesta both a game back at 3-1.

LIVE -- SoCal regional playoffs

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We're here at Marauder Gym in Lancaster for the Oxnard College men's basketball team's first postseason contest in eight seasons. The No. 20-seeded Condors, boosted by the return of sophomore star Scooter Holmes, visit No. 13 Antelope Valley. The game is being broadcasted on Homefieldsports.com and 1400 AM KKZZ Fillmore. I'll also be updating the game, plus as many scores as we can find here on Twitter.

2011 Southern California regional playoffs, first round

MEN
No. 12 Antelope Valley 100, No. 20 Oxnard 93 (OT)
No. 17 Long Beach City 82, No. 14 Glendale 73
No. 18 L.A. Southwest 93, No. 15 Compton 82
No. 16 L.A. Harbor 59, No. 19 Hancock 52

WOMEN
No. 16 Chaffey 81, No. 17 L.A. Pierce 75
No. 15 Santa Barbara City 77, No. 18 L.A. Trade Tech 59

LIVE -- WSC North basketball

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The six round of the WSC North basketball campaign arrives at at 5 p.m. I'll be at Condor Center to check out the first place Oxnard College men's basketball team, but we'll be updating as many scores as we can find here on Twitter.

Men's scores, 5 p.m.
Oxnard 76, Los Angeles Pierce 61 FINAL Scooter Holmes had 21 points and nine rebounds and Codye Hatcher had 15 points, 16 rebounds and nine blocks to lead Oxnard.
Cuesta 78, Moorpark 63 FINAL
Hancock 87, Santa Barbara City 75 FINAL

Women's schedule, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles Pierce 78, Oxnard 72 FINAL Nikki Tauau had 29 points and nine rebounds, Darnisha McGee had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Samantha Strang had 12 points and seven rebounds. Pierce's Monica Jackson, the state's scoring leader, had 31 points.
Moorpark 75, Cuesta 53 FINAL Sidney Dobner had a triple-double with 12 pts, 10 rebs and 13 assists. Dee Kapil had 15 pts, and10 rebs. Ashley Samson had 19 points. Aisha Chambers had 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals for Moorpark.
Santa Barbara City 83, Hancock 68 FINAL

LIVE -- WSC North basketball

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The fifth round of the WSC North basketball campaign arrives at Moorpark, Oxnard and Woodland Hills tonight at 5 p.m. I'll be at Brahama Gym for the big first-versus-second women's showdown, but we'll be updating as many scores as we can find here on Twitter.

Men's scores, 5 p.m.
Ventura 95, Los Angeles Pierce 62 FINAL James Ennis lead the Pirates, which opened up a 50-33 halftime and rollled, with 20 points. Corey Hall had 19 points and Austin Ramljak had 16 points. Michael Beliveau added 10 points off the bench. Ventura had 13 3-pointers. Pierce was led by Chris Smith's 16 points.
Oxnard 70, Santa Barbara City 68 FINAL Scooter Holmes' steal in the final seconds clinches the win as the first-place Condors improve to 4-0 in the WSC North. Holmes had 23 points, 19 in the second half, and six rebounds. Marcus Falley finished with 13 points and four assists. Gary Johnson had seven points and seven rebounds.Codye Hatcher had six points, six rebounds and six blocks.
Hancock 83, Moorpark 61 FINAL Raiders fall despite 21 points from Alex Romero and 20 points from Jamal McClerkin. Hancock star Ali Langford had a game-high 13 points at the half

Women's schedule, 7 p.m.
Ventura 77, Los Angeles Pierce 69 FINAL Rebecca Griffin had 18 points, Destinee LaFountain had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Ariel Hale had 14 points as the Pirates (16-6, 4-0) opened up a two-game lead atop the WSC North standings. Stephanie Ramirez and Regan Mew added 13 and 10 points, respectively. Pierce's Monica Jackson, the state's scoring leader at 26.8 per game, had a game-high 29 points.
Santa Barbara City 55, Oxnard 44 FINAL
Moorpark 90, Hancock 63 FINAL Ashley Samson had 25 points and Sidney Dobner had 24 points and seven assists for the Raiders. Dee Kapil added 14 points and eight rebounds. Chelsea Smith had six steals.

Four WSC North teams stay in women's poll

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They were shuffled, but the four WSC North women's basketball teams stayed in the Southern California regional coaches poll this week.

After 2-0 weeks, Ventura and Pierce rose to No. 12 and No. 14, respectively. Moorpark and Santa Barbara City are now tied at No. 15.

CCCWBCA South Region Poll
provided by JCScores.com
January 10, 2011
Rank PrevCollege W-L Pts
1 1 San Bernardino Valley College (7) 15-1 118
2 2 Mt. San Antonio College 18-2 111
3 3 Fullerton College (1) 16-2 107
4t 5 Cerritos College 14-5 89
4t 4 Pasadena City College 13-4 89
6 6 Orange Coast College 15-5 74
7 10 College of the Canyons 12-6 66
8 11 Antelope Valley College 12-6 55
9 8 Cypress College 12-5 52
10 9 Chaffey College 10-6 45
11 7 Mt. San Jacinto College 12-6 44
12 12t Ventura College 13-6 37
13 14 Southwestern College 10-5 17
14 15t Los Angeles Pierce College 12-6 15
15t 15t Moorpark College 10-6 10
15t 12t Santa Barbara City College 13-6 10
( ) - Number one votes( ) - Number one votes( ) - Number one votes
t - tie
Dropped Out (previous rank): none
Also Received Votes (alphabetical order): Barstow Community College, Citrus College, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Riverside Community College.

Raiders crashing the boards

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The No. 15 Moorpark College women's basketball team opened WSC North play Wednesday with a statement, beating No. 12 Santa Barbara City 78-66.

The win was even more impressive considering the Raiders outrebounded Santa Barbara just a week after 6-foot-1 starting center Irene Lopez and 5-11 reserve Sarah Godfrey, who combined to average 14.5 rebounds per game, left the team.

It took a team effort, as forwards Kally Panek and Aisha Chambers had a team-high seven rebounds, guard Charnae Thomas pulled down six rebounds and guards Chelsea Smith, Sidney Dobner and Deepika Kapil had five rebounds apiece.

Smith also added six steals.

"We worked hard in practice and it showed on the court," said Kapil after the game.

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