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VC boys basketball team falls to Ramona and Orange Glen



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February 06, 2014
Despite an enthusiastic crowd on hand to help celebrate rivalry week at VCHS, the Valley Center varsity boys basketball team couldn't keep pace with the visiting rivals and suffered a pair of losses. The Jaguars hosted Ramona last Wednesday to begin their week's action, and despite overcoming a big deficit early in the game to force overtime, the Bulldogs pulled away in the extra period for a 63–54 win. The Valley Center offense struggled in the first quarter, as the Jags connected on only three shots from the field and let Ramona jump out to a 20–7 lead by the end of the period. But the Jaguars rallied in the second quarter, as they spread the ball around to score 16 points, including five points each from Terrence Becvar and Brad Dozier. They also clamped down on defense, drawing a pair of clutch offensive fouls along the way, to pull within three, 26–23, at halftime. Even though the Jags took their first lead of the game in the third quarter, neither team was able to put the game out of reach in the second half. Ramona led by five at the end of the third quarter and pulled ahead by as many as ten points in the fourth quarter, but the Jaguars slowly worked their way back and tied the game on a contested three-pointer by Jacob Andreas with five seconds left in regulation. The Bulldogs actually sank a basket on the ensuing possession, but the shot came after the buzzer sounded, so the game headed to overtime. The Bulldogs scored the first seven points of the overtime period and totaled 12 in the extra frame, all while holding Valley Center to only three points, to take the win. Unfortunately, Friday night's home game against rival Orange Glen was nowhere near as close, as the Patriots took command early and went home with a 70–45 win. The Jaguars trailed by only two at the end of the first quarter, 14–12, but Orange Glen owned the second quarter and pulled ahead by nine, 28–19, at the half. By the end of the third quarter, the Valley Center deficit was 18 points, and everybody on both teams got plenty of playing time down the stretch in the blowout. The Jags get a chance to bounce back from the tough loss with another home game on Friday night against Oceanside. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m

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