College

Saturday, Feb 01 2014 10:55 PM

BC men get second conference win

BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian

The Bakersfield College men's basketball team put together a solid all-around game in beating Western State Conference-South rival L.A. Valley College 80-64 Saturday night at the Gil Bishop Sports Center.

BC (12-10, 2-5 WSC) took control early and led nearly the entire way.

The Renegades had four players score in double figures led by Lawrence Moore with 19 points.

Corey McDonald-Mitchell added 16 points and Van Holloway was 3 of 5 from 3-point range and registered 14 points for BC, which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Jamin Lackey paced the Monarchs (3-16, 3-4) with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

"I'm just happy to get a win," BC coach Rich Hughes said. "We had a rough first round of conference.

"And it's been a few games since we won and (we) won by a good amount. We're just happy. We needed it."

BC, which shot 45.6-percent from the field, led 36-26 at halftime.

L.A. Valley made just 41.5-percent of it field goal attempts.

Women

The BC women's basketball team lost 70-51 to LA Valley on Saturday.

The Renegades shot just 22.7-percent from the field against the Western State Conference-South Division's first place team.

Leigha Moland had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Nakia Page chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds for BC (8-13, 3-4 WSC), which trailed 31-24 at halftime after jumping out to a quick 6-2 lead.

Lunden Junious-Reliford tallied 14 points, nne rebounds, and six blocked shots and Myangel Johnson added 11 points and 18 rebounds for the Monarchs (20-5, 7-0 WSC).

"We competed with them on every level but we just didn't make any shots," BC coach Paula Dahl said. "We shot 22 percent to their 41 percent from the field. And we can't win ball games shooting 22 percent."

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