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Cougar Holiday Tournament, Santa Clarita
No. 6 Chaffey 92, No. 12 Ventura men 83 FINAL
Click the jump for live updates from cub reporter Pepe Araujo:
-- Chaffey breaks VC's 12-game winnin streak. VC falls for the first time since Nov. 13.
-- A Pinkard steal and layup gives VC a 89-83 deficit with 57 seconds left.
-- VC within 87-80 with 76 seconds left.
-- A steal and layup by Abidoye pulls VC within 87-77 with 1:45 left.
-- "Will has like seven blocks."
-- Benson's 3-pointer pulls VC within 85-73 with four to go.
-- Pinkard 3-pointer makes it 81-68 with six to go.
-- A putback by Faiivae puts VC within 14, 79-65, with seven minutes left.
-- Hunter, who is having a big second half, gets a 3-point play. Will Faiivae "having another block party" to pull VC within 76-63 with eight minutes left.
-- A Randy Hunter 3-point play and three assists by Mike Diacos spark a run that pulls VC within 11 points, 67-56, with 12 minutes left.
-- Down 20 points, VC uses a 8-2 run to pull within 65-51 with 13 minutes to play.
-- Chaffey takes control by scoring 20 of the first 23 points of the second half.
-- "We need a comeback. Came out slow and threw the ball away," sez Pepe.
-- Chaffey scores the first 11 points of the second half to lead 54-40 with 17 minutes left.
-- Ventura is within 43-40 at the half. Danny Benson leads the team with 12 points and Anthony Burtley has eight points.
-- VC responds to falling behind 10 points by ripping off a 6-0 run to pull within 37-33.
-- A quick five-point spurt gives Chaffey a 10-point lead, 37-27, with four minutes until half.
-- Randy Hunter scores four straight points yet the Pirates trail 32-27 with five minutes left in the half.
-- Back-to-back layups by Benson reels VC back within 28-24 with six minutes left until halftime.
-- Chaffey's Jamal Veal, a 6-foot-5 freshman, hits his fourth 3-pointer to push Chaffey back up 28-20.
-- Benson's layup pulls VC within three, 21-18, with 9:00 left first half.
-- Down 20-16 midway through the first half, Ventura's first team of Eric Gray, Dee Pinkard, Will Faiivae, Danny Benson checks back in with Abidoye.
-- Jordan Harris scores his fourth and fifth straight points for VC to pull the Pirates within 17-14 at the 11-minute mark.
-- Chaffey responds with five of six points to push the lead back out to five, 17-12, with 12 minutes left in the first half.
-- VC has scored five straight points to pull within 12-11 after seven minutes.
-- Second team of Jordan Harris, Alex Jamerson, Prince Abidoye, Randy Hunter and Mike Diacos checks into play six minutes into the game, with VC trailing 12-8.
-- Back-to-back blocks by Will Faaivae keeps VC within 12-6 early.
-- The game has tipped off.
-- West LA defeated LA Harbor in the first quarterfinal, 85-81.