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Allan Hancock avenges first loss with a 76-64 victory over Victor Valley

Posted at 9:42 PM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 00:42:18-05

After losing its first game of the season on Day 2 of the 4th Annual Home Motors Tournament, the Allan Hancock College men’s basketball team bounced back and defeated Victory Valley, 76-64, to wrap up the tournament on Sunday afternoon inside Joe White Gymnasium.

The Bulldogs took a commanding 24-point lead into halftime thanks in part to capitalizing off Rams turnovers. Glenn Jordan finished a breakaway layup just before the first half buzzer to make it 47-23. Jordan ended the game with seven points and four assists.

Hancock kept its distance to start the second half. Diego Lucas connected on a pair of runners in the lane. He scored a team-high 14 points for the Bulldogs. Lucas also fed JT Riddick a big alley-oop to make the margin, 58-37.

However, Victory Valley didn’t go away quietly. Alton Thompson helped cut the deficit all the way to 11 with under five minutes to play thanks to his game-high 23 points. But that’s as close as the Rams ever got.

With the win, the Bulldogs improve to 6-1 on the season. They’ll return to action on December 5 at West Hills Lemoore.