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Women's basketball

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Ventura 63, Oxnard 16 FINAL
-- Donielle Griggs had 14 points and Erika Ward added 11 points and five assists for Ventura, which held Oxnard to the second lowest point total for a Ventura opponent. Pierce mustered just 13 points against Ventura on Jan. 19, 2000.
-- Oxnard was held scoreless for the first 7:58 of the second half, until two Bradley free throws.
-- Oxnard went nearly 17 minutes without its first field goal, until Nordhoff High product Chloe Bunkard's putback off the backcourt on the Condors' 13th attempt from the field made it 25-3, VC.
-- Ventura jumped out to a 19-0 lead as Oxnard missed its first 13 shots from the field and line before Charnisha Bradley's free throw with 8:45 left in the first half.

Moorpark 73, Santa Barbara City 69 2OT FINAL
-- Tiffany Hurd had 25 points and 12 rebounds, Molly Carson had 14 points, Kristen Thomas had 13 points and nine rebounds and Reyneisha Mays had nine points and 12 rebounds as Moorpark pulled off one of its biggest wins of the season. Second-place Santa Barbara fell two games behind first-place Ventura.

L.A. Pierce 100, Hancock 51 FINAL

Men's basketball

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Ventura 77, Oxnard 62 FINAL
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-- Matt Dewaal, who didn't have a foul at the half, fouls out with 1:47 to play.
-- Benson's jumper puts VC up 66-56 with 3 minutes to play. He's made 11 of 14 from the field.
-- Dee Pinkard's 3-pointer from the left corner gives Ventura a 64-56 lead with 4:20
-- After Benson's shot (his 10th make in 11 attempts) gives VC a 58-52 lead, Dewaal makes two free throws to pull within four points with 6:34 to play.
-- Benson has a game-high 18 points on 9 of 10 shooting. His only miss was a blocked shot. Ventura has only turned the ball over four times. Jonathan Johnson and Marc Pajund both have a team-high eight points. Matt Dewaal has four blocks, two rebounds and one point.
-- Down 28-27 with 3:30 to play, Ventura uses a 13-0 run to take a 40-28 halftime lead on Prince Abidoye's last-second 3-pointer from the left wing.
-- Benson's steal and layup gives him 18 points in the first half on 8 of 9 shooting and a 33-28 Ventura Lead.
-- Benson baseline bank shot makes him 7 for 7 and gives the Pirates a 29-28 lead, but Benson's straight ends on a blocked shot by Marc Pajund.
-- Pajund's game-tying 3-pointer (24-24) is matched by Benson's 3-pointer for a 27-24 VC lead with 4:30 left in the half. Benson is 6 for 6 from the field.
-- Benson's pull up jumper gives Ventura a 22-21 lead with six minutes to play in the half. He's 5 for 5 from the field.
-- Danny Benson's left wing 3-pointer gives Ventura a 18-14 lead with nine minutes left in the half.

Moorpark 84, Santa Barbara City 67 FINAL
-- Justin Taylor lead the Raiders with 18 points, followed by 12 points by Chris Booker and 10 points by Matt Mazarei and Sean Bryan.
Hancock at L.A. Pierce, 5 p.m.

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