The Pierce College men’s basketball team lost to Ventura College Saturday, 71-60.
Pierce (7-15) entered Saturday’s game winners of three in a row.
It was sophomore night at Ventura College as the sophomores for the host team had a lot of emotions running through them, understandably so as it was their last home game.
Ventura was up 35-18 at half time on the heels of Pierce’s 9 turnovers, and ineffective shooting performance.
According to assistant coach Sean Edwardsen the offense just didn’t execute in the first half.
“Execution and missed free throws was the problem in the first half,” said Edwardsen.
Pierces offence picked it up in the second half, and their defense kept playing as aggressively as they did in the first half, starting the second half with two steals.
“Our two leading scorers go sit down with three early fouls in the first half, it’s hard to score when your two leading scorers are sitting next to you,” Pierce Head Coach Ed Babayan said.
Ventura sophomore James Ennis had 17 points to lead all scorers; the first two points being the most memorable as he started the game off with a ferocious dunk bringing the crowd to their feet.
“I gave it my all being my last home game,” said Ennis.
Pierce’s leading scorer of the game was Chris Smith with 15 points. Jeremy White and Torey Phillips added 13 points each.
The next Brahmas opponent is Oxnard College. Tip-off is scheduled to take place on Wednesday at 5p.m. for sophomore night.