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Jan 10, 2013 1:51 AM by Andrew Masuda

Hancock men shine, women struggle in WSC basketball openers

The Bulldog men shot 61 percent from the field and had three players with 20 or more points in their 91-77 win over Santa Barbara City College basketball team Wednesday to open Western State Conference play. The Allan Hancock College women committed 41 turnovers in their conference opening 49-33 loss to the Vaqueros.

Demetrius Thomas led Allan Hancock College men with 25 points and 8 rebounds. Khafu Najee and Leron Fisher each scored 20 points for the Bulldogs.

The Vaqueros drained 14 three-point shots in the loss. Trace Yager led SBCC with his season-high 16 points. Rico Failla added 14.

Hancock led 37-36 at the break and led 60-56 with 10:40 to play before taking control of the game with a 20-3 run.

The Bulldogs improved to 14-6 overall and 1-0 in WSC action, while the Vaqueros dropped to 0-1 in conference and 4-9 overall.

The Hancock women scored just six points and shot 13 percent in the first half and never recovered. They trailed 16-6 after committing 24 turnovers in the first twenty minutes. The Lady Bulldogs dropped to 0-1 in league and 4-13 overall.

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