Dons open SoCal Regionals with win over Hancock, 75-63

Santa Ana opened the 2017 CCCAA Southern California Regionals with a 75-63 win over visiting Allan Hancock on Wednesday evening. (Photo courtesy Santa Ana Athletics)
Santa Ana opened the 2017 CCCAA Southern California Regionals with a 75-63 win over visiting Allan Hancock on Wednesday evening. (Photo courtesy Santa Ana Athletics)

CCCAA Regionals (first round)
Feb. 22 Results
Southern California

Santa Ana 75, Allan Hancock 63
Santa Monica 89, San Diego 78
Antelope Valley 65, Long Beach 59

Northern California
Sacramento City 76, Gavilan 29
Merced 76, Reedley 67

Updated Brackets
NorCal | SoCal 

SANTA ANA, Calif. - No. 15 Santa Ana College defeated visiting No. 18 Allan Hancock College with a 75-63 on Wednesday night to advance to the next round of the 2017 SoCal Regional Playoffs. With the win, the Dons overall record improves to 16-13 while Allan Hancock ends its season with an overall record of 17-10.

The game opened with a three-point jump shot from sophomore Jen Ventura followed by a layup from the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs finished the quarter with the Dons trailing by one point.

The Dons rallied in the second quarter to outscore the Bulldogs 22-15. Sophomore Blaysen Varnadoe closed out the half with a layup to extend the Dons lead to four points.

SAC had their largest lead over Allan Hancock College in the third quarter by 17 points. Sophomore Taylor Ivicevic led the quarter with nine points and with four assists from sophomore Jen Ventura.

The Dons finished the game with a 75-63 win. Blaysen Varnadoe led the team with 25 points and had nine rebounds. The Dons will play again and travel to East Los Angeles College on Saturday, Feb. 25 for the second round of SoCal Regional Playoffs.

(Courtesy Santa Ana Athletics)


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