Bulldogs Return to Action with Win over Oxnard
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The Allan Hancock College men's basketball team resumed action on Saturday afternoon after more than a week of downtime and topped Oxnard College, 100-78, inside of the Joe White Memorial Gymnasium. | BOX SCORE
The Bulldogs (11-8, 3-1 WSC) came out hot and built an early 24-9 lead to open the contest, but only led by 12 at the intermission after Oxnard mounted a comeback. Solid offensive production for the home squad kept the Condors (5-11, 1-5 WSC) at bay throughout a physical second half. The Bulldogs finished the night with a red-hot 49.3 percent mark from the field and an 81 percent showing from the charity stripe. Coach Aye's squad also limited the visitors to just a 17 percent finish from distance and forced 15 turnovers while holding a 49-30 advantage on the boards.
Hancock was led offensively by Matt Solomon and Amari Stroud as they combined for 61 of the team's 100 total points. Solomon poured in 32 points, which included six made three-pointers, and tacked on nine assists. Stroud closed the game with a double-double performance after registering 29 points and 14 rebounds. Aaron Moore also finished in double figures after adding 10 points from the bench. Shawn Kelly and Bryce Craver each contributed heavily outside of the scoring column. Kelly wrapped up action with eight assists and three steals while Craver chipped in seven assists and two blocks.
The Bulldogs are scheduled to return to action on Monday, February 7th, with a home contest against Cuesta College. Tip-off is set for 5 PM inside of the Joe White Memorial Gymnasium.