Marauders win conference opener
LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley College men’s basketball team won its Western State Conference South Division opener on Wednesday, 84-80 over College of the Canyons at AVC.
The Marauders (6-9, 1-0) were led by freshman guard Mekhi Smith, who scored 31 points to go with five assists, five steals and eight rebounds.
AVC starting point guard Habib Arogundade finished with 11 points and four assissts and freshman center Da’Jour Lewis had 16 points and six rebounds.
The Marauders had a late lead that was cut to two when COC hit a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining. AVC made two free throws to finish the scoring.
“It was a close game though out,” AVC coach John Taylor said. “It was a good team win for us. We’ll get back at it on Saturday.”
AVC will host West L.A. on Saturday.