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DAY TWO OF ROUND TWO: SO-CAL – The 7 seeds – the ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE MARAUDERS – took on the 10th seeded CITY COLLEGE OF SAN DIEGO KNIGHTS. Everything went the way of the Marauders in the 1st Half, and they built up a 42-31 advantage by the break. The Knights came out of the locker room on fire and Antelope Valley College had to hold on by their fingernails for an 87-83 victory. The Marauders were led by Cory Dollarhide with 19 points.
GAME II – In this game there was a 9 seed over 8 seed upset as the (9) BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE RENEGADES did battle with the (9) MOORPARK COLLEGE RAIDERS. By Halftime the Renegades had put the Raiders on Upset Alert with a 39-33 lead. After the break Bakersfield College put more and more distance between themselves and Moorpark College, ultimately resulting in a 96-78 triumph. Deandre Dickson led the Renegades with a Double-Double of 25 points and 12 rebounds.
GAME III – No real surprise in this clash between the 6 seeds – the FULLERTON COLLEGE HORNETS – and the 11th seeded CUESTA COLLEGE COUGARS. The Hornets and Cougars played it tight in the opening Half with Fullerton College eking out a mere 34-30 lead by the midpoint. The 2nd Half was just as tight but Cuesta College lost a bit more ground, losing by a final score of 76-68. The lead scorer for the Hornets was Julian Richardson with 25 points.
GAME IV – Up next the 5th seeded MOUNT SAN JACINTO COLLEGE EAGLES took the court against the 12 seeds – the CYPRESS COLLEGE CHARGERS. The 1st Half was either a snooze or a masterpiece of defensive basketball, depending on how you saw it. At the break the score stood at Chargers 19 Eagles 16. No, I’m not kidding. The offenses woke up in the 2nd Half with Mt San Jacinto College coming back for a 64-59 win. Tre Nottingham led the Eagles by tossing in 16 points.