The Palo Verde College (PVC) Pirates men’s basketball team will return to the campus home court this month on Dec. 10, against Imperial Valley (6 p.m. tip-off); Dec. 18, against College of the Desert (3 p.m.); and Jan. 5, 2022, against Victor Valley (7 p.m.).

The first game of 2022 on Jan. 5 is currently scheduled as a double-header, to also feature the return of the PVC Pirates’ women’s basketball team against Victor Valley (5 p.m. tip-off).

This Friday will see the Pirates try to follow-up Nov. 30's 93-71 win in front of the home crowd after going 1-2 in away tournament play at Grossmont College (falling on Dec. 3 against San Diego City 81-67 and Dec. 4 against Saddleback 99-81; then winning with a 3-point buzzer beating jumper from Domineque Johnson [50] on Dec. 5 against LA Trade Tech 80-77).

The Nov. 30 match-up saw the Pirates defeat visiting College of the Desert Roadrunners in an entertaining outing at the Clancy Osborne Physical Education Building’s gymnasium.

Pirates’ standouts Waylon Anderson (5) and Johnson (50) led with 20 points on the night, each, followed by Larry Hemingway Jr. (1) with 15; Terry Daniels (24) with 13; Dai’John Stewart (23) with 9; Karl Wright (0) with 8; with Malik White (11) and Dennis Cross (14) both scoring 4.

Anderson (5) sank 8-14 from field goal range, going 1-4 from beyond the arc and 3-4 from the line.

Johnson (50) delivered 6-9 field goals, a three pointer, and sank 7-11 free throws; the 6’7” 230-lbs. Miami, Fl., forward also wasn’t shy on the defensive side of the court with a team-leading 17 total rebounds (14 offensive; 3 offensive).

The first half saw PVC lead the visiting Roadrunners 39-30, with the home team significantly besting College of the Desert at the line 68.4% (13-19) to 40% (4-10).

Total assists on the night for the Pirates were led by Stewart (23) with 6, followed by Hemingway Jr. (1) with 4; White (11) with 2; and Wright (0), Jeramy Ward (32), and Johnson (50) with 1 each.

Stewart (23) also led with 3 steals, followed by Hemingway Jr. (1) and Cross (14) with 2 each; and Wright (0) with 1.

Johnson (50) raked in the most rebounds with 17, followed by Wright (0) with 11; Stewart (23) with 8; Hemingway Jr. (1), Ward (32), and Daniels (24) with 6; and Cross (14) with 4.

The second half of play saw the Pirates put 54 on the board over the Roadrunners’ 41, dropping 52.2% (24-46) from field goal range against the visiting squad’s 37.2% (16-43).

Overall, on the night the Pirates went 36-79 (45.6%) from the field and 6-32 (18.8%) from three-point range along with 15-24 (62.5%) from the line.

Two PVC student-athletes also celebrated a birthday along with the win on Nov. 30 in Anderson (0) and Wright (0), which included a happy song from those in attendance for each post-game.

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