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CCCAA SoCal regional women's basketball playoff update

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Community College women's basketball
CCCAA Southern California regional playoffs
BRACKET 1
First round, Wednesday
No. 17 LA Pierce 63, No. 16 Riverside 55
Friday's quarterfinals
No. 8 Long Beach City 75, No. 9 Canyons 41
No. 4 LA Valley 65, No. 13 Chaffey 56
Saturday's quarterfinals
No. 17 LA Pierce (16-12) at No. 1 Mt. San Antonio (29-0)
No. 12 Santa Barbara City (17-12) at No. 5 San Bernardino Valley (24-5)
BRACKET 2
First round, Wednesday
No. 15 Palomar 89, No. 18 Saddleback 73
Friday's quarterfinals
No. 10 Moorpark 48, No. 7 Cypress 41
No. 3 Mt. San Jacinto 72, No. 14 Cuesta 57
Saturday's quarterfinals
No. 15 Palomar (17-10) at No. 2 Ventura (27-3)
No. 11 Irvine Valley (20-10) at No. 6 Pasadena City (22-6)
-- Winners advance to regional semifinals March 6 and regional finals March 9. Regional winners advance to CCCAA state Final Four March 15-17 in Sacramento.

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

WSC North women's basketball update, Feb. 22

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Round 13 scores, Saturday
Ventura 47, Moorpark 45
Cuesta 57, Hancock 24
Los Angeles Pierce 74, Santa Barbara 62

Western State Conference
North Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L PPG PPA
Ventura 8-1 26-3 69.2 53.8
Cuesta 7-2 19-9 67.3 57.6
Santa Barbara 5-4 17-11 60.8 59.7
Moorpark 4-5 16-12 55.9 47.7
LA Pierce 3-6 15-12 71.1 70.7
Hancock 0-9 4-21 37.1 72.1

Round 14 schedule, Saturday
Ventura at Cuesta
Santa Barbara City at Moorpark
Hancock at Los Angeles Pierce

WSC North women's basketball update, Feb. 13

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Round 9 scores, Wednesday
All idle

Round 10 scores, Saturday
Ventura 74, Santa Barbara City 54
Moorpark 73, Hancock 28
Cuesta 90, Los Angeles Pierce 87

Western State Conference
North Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L PPG PPA
Ventura 6-1 24-3 71.6 55.1
Santa Barbara 5-2 17-9 61.9 58.4
Cuesta 5-2 17-9 61.9 58.4
Moorpark 3-4 15-11 56.7 47.4
LA Pierce 2-5 14-11 73.7 73.9
Hancock 0-7 4-19 36.7 73.9

Round 11 schedule, Wednesday
Hancock at Ventura
Los Angeles Pierce at Moorpark
Santa Barbara City at Cuesta

Round 12 schedule, Saturday
Moorpark at Ventura
Cuesta at Hancock
Los Angeles Pierce at Santa Barbara City

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

WSC North women's basketball update, Jan. 28

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Round 5 scores, Wednesday
Ventura 51, Moorpark 50
Santa Barbara City 81, Los Angeles Pierce 72
Cuesta 87, Hancock 42

Round 6 scores, Saturday
All idle

Western State Conference
North Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L PPG PPA
Santa Barbara 4-0 16-7 52.6 57.3
Ventura 3-1 21-3 69.1 51.1
Cuesta 3-1 15-8 65.7 55.7
LA Pierce 1-3 13-9 69.4 65.3
Moorpark 1-3 13-10 60.0 51.0
Hancock 0-4 4-16 48.2 62.1

Round 7 schedule, Wednesday
Cuesta at Ventura
Moorpark at Santa Barbara City
Los Angeles Pierce at Allan Hancock

Round 8 schedule, Saturday
Los Angeles Pierce at Ventura
Moorpark at Cuesta
Allan Hancock at Santa Barbara

WSC North women's basketball update, Jan. 9

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Western State Conference
North Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L PPG PPA
Ventura 0-0 18-2 67.6 39.2
LA Pierce 0-0 12-6 68.6 57.2
Moorpark 0-0 12-7 60.3 46.9
Cuesta 0-0 12-7 65.2 48.3
Santa Barbara 0-0 12-7 50.8 51.7
Hancock 0-0 4-12 50.3 60.8

Round 1 schedule, Wednesday
Cuesta at Moorpark
Ventura at Los Angeles Pierce
Santa Barbara City at Hancock

Round 2 schedule, Saturday
Moorpark at Hancock

CCCBCA regional basketball polls, Jan. 7

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Despite a frantic comeback that nearly saw them erased a 19-point deficit in a matter of minutes, the Ventura College men's basketball team fell hard in this week's polls. The Ventura College women stay strong at No. 2. Despite dropping three of its last four, the Moorpark College women rose one spot.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MEN'S BASKETBALL

CCCMBCA SoCal poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (13-1)
2. Saddleback (14-4)
3. Mt. San Jacinto (13-3)
4. East L.A. (11-3)
5. Antelope Valley (9-5)
6. Chaffey (12-4)
7. Riverside (11-5)
8. L.A. Pierce (11-6)
9. Ventura (16-4)
10t. Canyons (10-6)
10t. MiraCosta (9-7)
12. Palomar (10-7)
13. San Bernardino Valley (10-5)
14. San Diego City (10-8)
15. Hancock (13-6)

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

CCCWBCA SoCal poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (7) (17-0) 1
2. Ventura (18-2) 2
3. Mt. San Jacinto (14-1) 3
4. San Bernardino Valley (13-3) 4
5. Long Beach City (12-2) 5
6. Pasadena City (11-4) 6
7. Canyons (10-6) 7
8. Chaffey (10-5) 12
9. Cypress (11-7) 11
10. East L.A. (10-4) 9
11. Irvine Valley (12-7) 8
12. L.A. Valley (11-7) NR
13. Citrus (11-5) 10
14. Moorpark (12-7) 15
15. L.A. Pierce (12-6) 13

CCCWBCA state and SoCal polls, Dec. 10

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After winning the L.A. Valley Russell Classic over the weekend, which included a win over powerhouse San Bernardino Valley, the Ventura College women's basketball team (11-2) rose two spots to No. 2 in both the state and regional polls.

The Moorpark College women's basketball team (8-2) used its first Moorpark College Classic championship, which included come-from-behind wins over Citrus and Antelope Valley, to vault six spots to No. 7 in Southern California and debut at No. 18 in the state poll.

There are FIVE -- count them, FIVE -- WSC North teams the SoCal Top 15.

CCCWBCA State poll, Dec. 10
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (15) (11-0) 1
2. Ventura (11-2) 4
3. Mt. San Jacinto (10-1) 2
4. Fresno City (8-2) 6
5. Foothill (7-3 3
6. Pasadena City (8-1) 5
7. Santa Rosa (8-2) 8
8. San Bernardino Valley (7-2) 7
9. Siskiyous (8-1) 10
10. Ohlone (7-2) 9
11. Modesto (9-2) 11
12. Long Beach City (7-1) 19
13. Chaffey (6-3) 13
14. Cypress (6-3) 14
15. East Los Angeles (8-2) 12
16. Los Angeles Valley (8-3) 15
17. Sierra (5-2) 18
18. Moorpark (8-2) NR
19. Santa Barbara City (10-3) 20
20. Canyons (5-4) 17

CCCWBCA SoCal poll, Dec. 10
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (9) (11-0) 1
2. Ventura (11-2) 4
3. Mt. San Jacinto (10-1) 2
4. Pasadena City (8-1) 2
5. San Bernardino Valley (7-2) 5
6. Long Beach City (7-1) 12
7. Moorpark (8-2) 13
8. East Los Angeles (8-2) 7
9. Chaffey (6-3) 6
10. Cypress (6-3) 8
11. Los Angeles Valley (8-3) 10
12. Santa Barbara City (10-3) 15
13. Canyons (5-4) 13
14. Los Angeles Pierce (9-3) NR
15. Cuesta (7-2) NR

WSC North women's basketball update, Dec. 10

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North Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L PPG PPA
Ventura 0-0 11-2 67.2 50.8
Moorpark 0-0 8-2 59.8 47.5
Cuesta 0-0 7-2 70.3 51.6
Santa Barbara 0-0 10-3 64.8 57.8
LA Pierce 0-0 9-3 73.8 59.6
Hancock 0-0 3-8 53.8 61.2

Tipping off at No. 2

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The Moorpark College women's basketball team also looked strong Tuesday, when it opened its season with a 71-51 win over visiting Santa Monica. Twin towers Katie Lenik and Riley Abraham combined for 27 points and 17 rebounds.

Moorpark travels north for the Sierra College Summitt tournament Friday, when will face West Hills in the quarterfinals.

The only local team that has yet to tipoff its season is the Ventura College women's basketball team, which was ranked No. 2 in both the Southern California and state preseason polls behind defending state champion Mount San Antonio.

The Pirates get started Friday at 3 p.m. in the Vaquero Shootout at Glendale College. The opening matchup against Fullerton is a rematch of the 2010 state championship game.

The season has yet to start, but the Pirates already have a special honor this fall.

VC sophomores Hanna Burge and Eda Graham were both named to the 2011-12 Academic All-State first team last month. The Newbury Park and Ventura High graduates are two of the three members of the five-player team who earned perfect 4.0 GPAs last season.

Burge and Graham were honored from a pool that included 37 nominees who achieved at least a 3.2 GPA.

LaFountain signs with Texas-El Paso

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Ventura College forward Destinee LaFountain has signed a letter of intent to play for Texas-El Paso.

The Royal High product was the first player in 19 years to average a double-double for the Pirates, averaging 12.9 points and 11.2 rebounds in her 64-game career. She finished as Ventura's second all-time leading rebounder.

"She's a power forward who plays very hard," UTEP coach Keitha Adams said. "She really hits the boards hard, and she comes to us from a winning tradition."

After leading the Pirates to a 32-2 season as a sophomore, the 6-foot-1 post player was named Western State Conference North Division Player of the Year, California state co-Player of the Year and was the only Californian on the WBCA All-American team.


Ventura hands out end-of-year awards

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Ventura College honored its student-athletes, coaches and staff with its end-of-year awards at its Hall of Fame banquet Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach.

Sophomore Destinee LaFountain was voted Female Athlete of the Year. The first Pirate to average a double-double for her career since 1993, the 6-foot-1 forward from Royal High was the foundation of the 32-2 state semifinalist women's basketball team, earning Western State Conference and state Player of the Year awards, as well as honorable mention All-American honors.

Sophomore Eric Donahoo was voted Male Athlete of the Year. The multi-port star was an All-SoCal selection in water polo as a freshman and, over two seasons with the men's swimming team, was a two-event state champion and a 10-event All-American.

Thomas Maires was voted Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. The Ventura High product, who earned a 3.73 GPA, won the WSC championship in the mile freestyle and was a three-time All-American.

Carlotta Kloppenburg was voted Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. The All-WSC women's basketball guard, who earned a 3.73 GPA, made 77 3-pointers as a sophomore for the state semifinalist Pirates.

Nelson Emery, who coached the men's and women's tennis teams to WSC titles, was voted Head Coach of the Year. The undefeated women won The Ojai tournament and are competing for team, singles and doubles state championship.

Tom Lawrence, who coaches special teams for the football team and throws for the track and field team, was voted Assistant Coach of the Year. His athletes won five of the eight throwing events at the WSC Championships last month.

Duane Yeto and Steve Monka, longtime assistant coaches for women's volleyball and women's soccer, respectively, were honored with Meritorious Service Awards. Eligibility specialist Lori Kramer was voted Classified State Member of the Year.

Maddog wins again

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Just two months after Oxnard College decided to suspend its basketball programs, a Condor led his team to the state championship.

Ed Madec, the Rio Mesa High and Oxnard College product, coached the Fresno City men's basketball team to the state title for the second time in five years.

The Rams beat Yuba 77-62 in the state final Sunday at Consumnes River in Sacramento.
Mount San Antonio beat Foothill, 68-58, in the women's final. Ventura College sophomore Rebecca Griffin, who scored a game-high 14 points in the Pirates' semifinal loss, was named to the all-tournament team.

LIVE -- CCCAA state semifinals (pregame)

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The CCCAA state Final Four arrives tonight at Consumnes River College in Sacramento.

At 5 p.m. the Ventura College women's basketball team (32-1) faces deep, athletic and physical Foothill (29-4) in a meeting of the two teams who reigned over the Southern and Northern California regional coaches' polls for the last three months of the season.

Not up to date on the game? Click here for my Final Four preview. Click here for my feature on how the VC women have made themselves such a quality team. Click here, here and here for pregame coverage from Sacramento.

We'll have all the live updates here on Twitter.

The VC vs. Foothill women's semifinal will being broadcasted online by HomefieldSports.com.

Community College women's basketball
State semifinals, Consumnes River College, Sacramento
No. 2-South Ventura (32-1) vs. No. 1-North Foothill (29-4), 5 p.m.
No. 1-S Mount San Antonio (29-3) vs. No. 3-N Fresno (28-5), 7 p.m.

Mircetic, LaFountain proclaim Pirates "ready to play"

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After a 55-minute shootaround, the team's final on-court preparations ahead of tonight's state Final Four in Sacramento, both head coach Ned Mircetic and star forward Destinee LaFountain proclaimed the Ventura College women's basketball team "ready to play" Friday morning

"It went well," said Mircetic. "We got out of the hotel. We got some good shots up. We got in everything that we wanted and did it efficiently.

"We're ready to play."

Asked about the on-campus venue, the Consumnes River College Athletic Center, Mircetic replied that only the Pirates' home venue would be better.

"It's very nice, I love it," said Mircetic. "This is a great site."

The consensus among the players was positive, although sophomore Blayke Hudson mentioned that the balls seemed "really bouncy."

Sophomore point guard Rebecca Griffin pointed out that the venue will be the same for both teams.

"We could be playing outside and we'd still have to give it our all," said Griffin.

By the numbers

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Entering tonight's state semifinal against Foothill College, the Ventura College women's basketball team is...

-- 59-15 in the postseason
-- 26-7 in the state tournament
-- 8-4 in state semifinals
-- 2-1 against Foothill, including 2-0 in the state tournament

... in 22 years under coach Ned Mircetic.

Breaking bread before tipping off

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All four semifinals were asked to make a brief statement about their seasons at Thursday night's CCCWBCA banquet.

Stephanie Ramirez, the sophomore captain of the Ventura College women's basketball team, was chosen by her team.

The Rio Mesa High product was diplomatic in her speech in front of the three opposing teams.

"We're going to do our best and hope for the best," said Ramirez.

After the banquet, Ramirez was asked about being up on the spot.

"I had to keep it classy and respectful," said Ramirez.

With all four teams mingling in a small meeting room, there is often a bit of gamesmanship at the event.

"I know everyone is going to be nice, but we're in business mode," said sophomore Regan Mew. "All four teams were staring each other down."

"I felt a little tension in there," said sophomore Blayke Hudson. "It made me laugh."

As the CCCWBCA president, Consumnes River head coach Coral Sage served as moderator of the night's events. Before the night was through, she made sure to take a friendly dig at Ventura by making sure to mention that, as a player, she led her Sierra team over the Pirates in the 1999 state championship game.

The comment prompted laughter and boos from different corners of the room. It seemed to perk up the Ventura players.

"We want to win this year and back coach up," said Hudson.

Sophomore Destinee LaFountain didn't mind the atmosphere. The state co-Player of the Year was so focused on Friday's semifinal that she didn't realize her name was misspelled "LaFountaine" on her All-State certificate.

"All the talking is going to be done on the court," said LaFountain. "I just can't wait to play."

Advice from a new Hall of Famer

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The California Community College Women's Basketball Coaches Association's banquet is held annually the night before the state championships to honor the participating teams.

It also honors the CCCWBCA Hall-of-Fame class. This year, the coaches inducted Los Angeles Valley players Ruth Aguilar Seja '89 and Sylvia Casteneda '90, as well as Cypress player Sara Works '95.

Aguilar Seja, the former L.A. Valley coach, now works in the neonatal intensive care unit at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

Thursday night, the 1989 state co-Player of the Year offered perhaps the best advice for the four teams on Final Four eve.

"Enjoy this," said Aguilar Seja on the dais, her young daughter at her side. "It's going to go one of the best times of your life."

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