Fall in Shootout
The Pirates' men's basketball team hosted
No.1-ranked Citrus College Saturday at the Athletic
Event Center, giving the Owls quite a game.
VC, however, did not have enough in the tank for a
strong finish, and Citrus came away with a
hard-fought 103-93 win over the Pirates.
Zalmico Harmon finished with 27 points and eight
assists to lead Ventura and
Joesph Soto contributed 21.
Austin Ramljak scored 16 points and
Brandon Edwards came off the bench to score 11
points on a perfect night from the field.
Freshmen Soto and Harmon kept the Pirates in the game
in the first half, scoring 16 points each. Ventura's
defense rebounding also allowed them to stay in the
game. Ventura (3-5) trailed by one, 46-45 at the
break, thanks to late lay up from
In the second half, the Pirates were able to stay
within striking distance thanks to strong play from
reserve forward Edwards, who was a perfect 3-3 from
behind the arc. The Owls extended their lead
to as much as 13 points thanks to sloppy play from
the Pirates and key mistakes during what looked like
could have been the beginnings of Pirate runs.
VC was able trim the lead to as little as six, but
could get no closer.
The schedule doesn't get any easier for VC as they head
to the annual Saddleback Gaucho classic. Dec. 8-10
in Mission Viejo. This year's field has four
of top 10 teams in the state. The Pirates will face
the always talented and highly ranked tournament
host, Saddleback College, on Thursday Dec. 8 at 7:00