College Basketball : Valley Routs Bakersfield With 2nd-Half Surge
Valley College, ignited by Joey Manliguis, exploded for 61 points in the second half to defeat Bakersfield, 100-71, in a Western State Conference opener Wednesday night at Bakersfield.
Manliguis, a freshman from Cleveland High, scored a game-high 27 points and had 9 assists for Valley (11-7).
Leading, 39-32, at halftime, the Monarchs came out firing on all cylinders after intermission to turn the game into a rout.
“We kept our killer instinct up tonight,” Coach Jim Stephens said. “We didn’t let down at all. We put them away when we had them down.”
Oral Elrington scored 22 points for Valley and teammates Tory Stephens and Andre Bouvay added 17 and 15 points.
In other men’s games:
Santa Monica 89, Glendale 68--Glendale committed 25 turnovers in a WSC opener at Santa Monica.
Dave Swanson had 19 points and 6 rebounds and center Alex Berry had 19 points and 9 rebounds for Glendale (9-7, 0-1). Freshman guard Bruce Heicke had 17 points for Glendale.
Von Shuler scored a game-high 22 points for Santa Monica.
Moorpark 64, Cuesta 51--Charlie Cangelosi and Alex Porter each scored 11 points to lead Moorpark in a WSC opener at Moorpark.
Sean Young added 10 points, Roger Thomas pulled down a career-high 9 rebounds and Steve Murphy added 9 points and 9 rebounds for Moorpark (10-7 overall).
The Masters’ 76, San Jose Bible 68--Freshman guard Jason Webster scored a game-high 18 points and forward Phil Hahn added 17 for Master’s (6-7) in nonconference game in San Jose.
Valley 88, Bakersfield 71--Center Ruth Aguilar scored 15 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and Sandrine Rocher added 15 points off the bench for Valley in a WSC opener at Bakersfield.
Cristine Rumfola scored 11 points as one of four players to score in double figures for the Lady Monarchs (15-3). Shagaro Lattin added 9 points and 13 rebounds for Valley.
Valley has won 7 consecutive games and 12 of its last 13.
Moorpark 75, Cuesta 50--Cuesta committed 21 turnovers in the first half as the Lady Raiders took a 37-19 lead at intermission of the WSC opener at Moorpark.
Moorpark (12-5), the defending conference champion, had 4 players score in double figures, led by Cindy Wiley and Kerrie Marshall with 14 points each.
Teammates Kristy Sterbens and Sue Smiley added 12 points each for Moorpark, which won its 18th consecutive conference game. Vanessa Hornbuckle scored 19 points for Cuesta (5-8).