L.A. Southwest College remained undefeated in the Western State Conference with a 34-17 victory over L.A. Valley College on Saturday.
The host Cougars, ranked 17th in the state by the JC Athletic Bureau, improved to 5-1-1 and 5-0-1 in the WSC. Valley dropped to 3-4 and 3-3.
Valley relied heavily on its running game, which proved ineffective in the second half. The Monarchs threw only four passes, two of them were intercepted and the other two were incomplete.
Valley running back Terrence Brown had a game-high 201 yards in 27 carries and scored two touchdowns. Brown rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.
"We made simple adjustments at halftime," said Southwest Coach Henry Washington, whose team trailed 17-14 at the break. "We figured out what they were doing and we adjusted."
Valley was held scoreless in the second half. Southwest scored three times, on runs of two yards by Takim Brown 16 and one yard by quarterback Jesse Wallace.
Wallace completed four of 14 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns. In the first half, he threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to Chad Irving and a 15-yard touchdown pass to William Jarrett. Brown, the team's best running back, rushed for 111 yards in 22 carries.