East County Sports

MEN: SBVC captures Adelman Classic title

San Bernardino Valley College celebrates following its win on Friday.

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East County Sports staff report

OCEANSIDE (1-5-2019) – State-ranked San Bernardino Valley College raced through three straight opponents to capture the Clete Adelman Classic at MiraCosta College, capped by Friday’s rather pedestrian 80-66 conquest of L.A. Pierce College in the title game at Crosswoods Gymnasium.

The fourth-ranked Wolverines (11-5) utilized a 51-point second half to extend their 5-point halftime lead into the 20s.

All-tournament selection Roman Silva led SBVC with 19 points, while teammate Nathan Pendarvis registered 13 points and 10 rebounds.

L.A. Pierce (11-7), which was attempting to sweep three straight Pacific Coast Athletic Conference opponents in order to win the championship, received 18 points each from Christian Guillory and Anthony McIntyre.

Guillory also led the Brahmas in assists (6) and rebounds (5).

Third — San Diego City 83, Miramar 68: The Knights (9-8) rolled to a 21-point lead against their PCAC rivals in handing the suddenly slumping Jets (once 9-2, now 10-7)  their fifth setback in six contests.

City controlled the paint throughout, grabbing a season-best 52 rebounds while limiting shooting of the Jets,

Miramar shot a respective 9-for-20 on triples (45.0 percent), but inside the arc, they were a puzzling 10-for-43 (23.2 percent), including an astounding 3-for-18 in the first half.

San Diego City found answers all contest.  Robby Robinson scored 12 of his team-best 18 points in the first half, then Trevor Drake tallied 12 of his 17 points in the second half. Robinson also grabbed 13 rebounds, the freshman forward’s third-best effort of the season.

For Miramar, Artis Chapman and Damien Miller led with 15 points each.

Fifth – MiraCosta 87, Antelope Valley 83: The tournament host Spartans mounted a 10-point halftime lead, have it all away, yet rallied back to cling onto the consolation title of the Clete Adelman Classic.

Down 48-38, the Marauders finally moved back in front on a pair of Stephon Bell foul shots with 2:33 remaining and an 81-80 advantage. but MiraCosta responded OCEANSIDE with a 7-2 run to close the contest to escape.

Xavier Allison immediately answered with a 3-ball, part of his season-high 23 points, on a pass from Dirk Helaire with 2:18 left for the lead.

MiraCosta then made 4-of-6 foul shots down the stretch thanks to the defense, as Helaire stole a pass and reserve forward Thomas Donati blocked a shot.

Allison also finished with 11 assists, equaling the most by a PCAC player all season. In addition, Marcus Foster and Devyian Roberson each poured in 18 points, while had 9 points and 11 rebounds for MiraCosta (9-8).

For the Marauders (7-11), five players registered double figures in scoring, led by Stephon Bell (18), Jalen Riley(15), and Julian Payton (12),

Elsewhere: Copper Mountain, on its way home from a rare Arizona road trip by a California-based community college, won at Imperial Valley, 89-72.

In late contests, Victor Valley (8-8) embarrassed host San Diego Mesa, 78-68, in a nonconference contest.  Mesa fell to 3-15.

Meanwhile, Cuyamaca registered its third win by outlasting visiting Santa Ana, 70-67, in another non-conference offering.

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