No. 2 Ventura, which has already clinched its 18th straight Western State Conference title, finishes its regular season home schedule against local rival Oxnard. It's sophomore night and all eight of the program's sophomores took photos with parents and mentors during a pregame ceremony.
Awilda Hernandez gets an early start with a pretty step-back 3-pointer.
But buckets by Jessica Jameson, Jenelle Conklin and Sara Nicholson give Ventura a 6-3 lead.
Center Julie Heurung scores in transition from Indira Kaljo to push Ventura ahead 12-5.
Oxnard takes a timeout down 16-5 with 9:47 left in the first half. Oxnard is 2 for 15 from the field. Six Pirates have already scored.
Oxnard is getting Ventura outrebounded 18-6. Kaljo already has five rebounds.
Indira Kaljo's 3-pointer pushes the lead to 23-7, Ventura, with 5:42 to play.
Oxnard is 3 of 22 from the field when DesJayvey Mollgaard hits a 3-pointer for the Condors, 23-11, 4:19 left in the first half.
Oxnard scores six of the final eight points of the half to pull within 28-16 at the half.
Every Ventura player has scored at least a point, none more than Kaljo's five. Oxnard's Tonee Martin has a game-high six points. Ventura is leading 31-16 on the boards. Oxnard is 5-27 from the field. Ventura is 11 for 32.
Martin's runner pulls Oxnard within 30-20 with 18:24 to play.
But back-to-back Kaljo 3-pointers push Ventura's lead to 36-20 with 15:46 left.
Make that three straight Kaljo 3-pointers. Two Wong free throws make it a 11-0 run and a 41-20 Ventura lead with 14 minutes left.
Kaljo's pullup makes it a 15-0 run. Eleven of the points coming from the sophomore guard.
The run finishes at 18-0 after Wong's right wing 3-pointer. It's 48-21 Pirates with exactly 10 minutes to play.
Jamie Borland hits a couple 3s for Oxnard, one that rolls around the rim for nearly 10 seconds, which trails 60-31 with five minutes left.
Heurung scores six straight points as Ventura leads 64-31 with 3:39 left. Wong has 12 points. Martin has 11 points.
Final — Ventura 73, Oxnard 33
Indira Kaljo had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Pirates cruised to their 17th win in 18 games. Eja Wong had 15 points, Julie Heurung added 12 points and Ventura outrebounded Oxnard 57-27. Tonee Martin had 13 points and nine rebounds as the Condors.
Team records — Oxnard 10-14, 1-10 WSC North; Ventura 26-5, 11-0.