Condor’s Nest Alive with Hoops 

November 11—Oxnard


In a renaissance of sorts, the Lady Condor Basketball squad opened their season, after a three year hiatus against LA Trade Tech.  The Beavers were the first opponent the Condors played in 1997, when the current gym was opened.

Freshman Juliette Marquez highlighted the performance by scoring 30 points (6-8 on three pointers), and putting on a show at the end of the game.  Juliette nearly brought Oxnard back with an NBA three-pointer, to cut Trade Tech’s lead to one point, with 12 seconds remaining.  With OC unable to secure a rebound, Trade Tech iced the contest 67-70.

With an estimated attendance of 350 spectators on Veteran’s Day, the Condors put on a great show.  The new Cory the Condor was in attendance, as was the Veteran’s Club, and Culinary Club serving up free BBQ hamburgers.  In celebration of Veteran’s Day, the Veterans were able to collect $250 in donations for the club.  The newly-formed OC Cheer squad put on a nice performance throughout the game, as did the Oxnard High School Marching Band.  Band leader, Fundi Legohn kept the Nest rocking all evening.

Oxnard College ASG was also instrumental in marketing the event to the entire campus. Coach Ron McClurkin said after the game, “it was a great turnout by the campus…It would have been even better with a win.”  ASG officer, Hugo Avila told coach “the team did win coach, they won the crowd…”

The Men will open up at home on November 22nd against East LA College at 5:00.  Come out to support your Oxnard College Condors!

Condor Men and Women Beaten by VC

January 26—Ventura

The Oxnard Men’s basketball team fell to Ventura 71-95 at the Ventura Sports Complex Wednesday night. The Condors were led by 21 points and 10 rebounds from Gary Johnson, 19 points from Marcus Falley and eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocks from Codye Hatcher.

They were unable to overcome turnovers, mistakes, and poor shooting against the suddenly red-hot Pirates.

“We obviously played an awful basketball game for our standards,” Head Coach Jason Cunningham said. “One thing that’s been so good about us as of late has been our composure. I just felt like because of the energy of the game, when we got down, we panicked. And when we panicked, it got away from us.”

The Condors get a chance to regroup with a bye on Saturday. They will travel to Santa Maria to face a strong Hancock College squad next Wednesday. Coach Cunningham will certainly have his players ready to go.

Game two at Ventura last night saw the Pirates dominate the Lady Condors 22-84. The game was not close as the Condors were down 14-44 by halftime. OC was led by Nikki Tauau with 10 points as the Condors fell to 5-12 and 0-6 in WSC play. The ladies have a bye on Saturday and will travel to Santa Maria next week.

Oxnard College Basketball Slates Cancer Fund-Raiser

January 25—Oxnard

Gate proceeds from Oxnard’s basketball doubleheader on Feb. 5 will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

The fund-raiser, scheduled for the Condor’s Nest, will feature the Cuesta Cougar men’s team vs. the Oxnard Condors men’s team at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Cougars vs. The Lady Condors at 7 p.m. It is part of a joint state-wide effort initiated by the California Community College Men's and Women's State Basketball Coaches Associations to raise money to help defeat cancer.

"We are asking our community to help us raise money for this terrific cause," said Director of Athletics Jonas Crawford. "It provides a perfect opportunity for our basketball teams and our institution to interface with the community in a cause that truly deserves all of our support."

Funds from the individual community college events throughout the state will be pooled into a large donation from the CCCAA men's and women's coaches. A presentation of money raised will be made to the American Cancer Society at the men's and women's state championships at the Ventura College Athletic Event Center in March.


Oxnard Women Lose to Pierce

The Oxnard women threatened to break its seven-game losing streak against No. 15-ranked Pierce.

Nikki Tauau had 29 points and nine rebounds and Darnisha McGee (pic) had 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Condors fell, 78-72. “Nikki really makes us better and we started to execute tonight,” said Oxnard coach Phil Sherman. “I’m happy with it, but I’d like to pick up a win.”

Pierce’s Monica Jackson, the state’s scoring leader, had 31 points. “She’s a great player,” said Tauau of Jackson. “All we wanted to do was contain her.”

Samantha Strang had 12 points and seven rebounds for Oxnard, which took a 36-35 lead on back-to-back 3-pointers by Dani Hernandez late in the first half. “We’re growing,” Tauau said. “That’s all I hope for. Tonight we finally executed the way we’ve been hoping for.”

Oxnard (5-11, 0-5) visits rival Ventura on Wednesday.

(VC Star)


Lady Condors Fall

The Lady Condor basketball played hard again, but came up short 44-55 to Santa Barbara.

The Vaqueros were ranked number 14 in Southern California, and the Condors did a good job on the defensive end. Nicki Tauau (pic)came up huge for the Condors, scoring 22 points and grabbing 17 boards. Dani Hernandez chipped in with nine points of her own.

The Condors are still missing a true point guard, and committed numerous turnovers. “We played hard, and made a nice comeback,” commented Head Coach Phil Sherman. OC trailed by 20 points during the game, but was able to cut the deficit by the end of the game.

The Lady Condors slipped to 5-11 (0-5) on the season. They face a tough Pierce College squad this Saturday at 7:00.


Lady Condors Fall to Moorpark

The Lady Condor basketball ball team fell to 0-3 in the WSC after dropping Saturday night’s game to Moorpark 40-62.

The Condors were led by 10 points from Samantha Strang, nine points from Danisha McGee and seven points and 10 rebounds from Kyra Wendling.

Oxnard is still playing short-handed, without All Conference standout Nikki Tauau. Oxnard expects to get Tauau back in the lineup soon. Strang, a transfer from Ventura College, is nursing an ankle injury, and the Condors continue to battle without a true point guard.

Oxnard (5-9, 0-3) will host Santa Barbara at 7:00 on Wednesday. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors—free admission with any student ID. 

Oxnard..Finds Spark off Bench

January 14—VC Star

The first player off the bench has meant first-place starts for the two teams leading the Western State Conference.

The Oxnard men’s basketball team and the Ventura women’s basketball team sit atop the standings as the only unbeaten teams remaining in WSC North play.

Both have been boosted by fresh rotations in recent weeks that have seen one of their top players become the first player off the bench.

The No. 15-ranked Condors (10-6, 2-0) won at defending WSC North champion Cuesta on Wednesday night to improve to 10-2 with freshman guard Marcus Falley coming off the bench.

“He’s put aside his game for the betterment of the team,” said Oxnard coach Jason Cunningham. “Like Lamar Odom, he understands and accepts that role and it’s made the difference in the team.”

Falley, who is averaging 18.2 points per game and shooting 45 percent from 3-point range, looked like Kobe Bryant in Odom’s role Wednesday, when he stroked 7 of 11 from 3-point land, including a few over double teams and at NBA range, in a 32-point performance.

He has scored 20 or more points in six of his last eight games.

“This is my first time coming off the bench like this,” said Falley, “but it’s been helping the team. As long as it helps, I’m happy.”

In demand: Falley, a freshman from Las Vegas, is being recruited by several Division I schools, including Creighton, Eastern Kentucky, UC Riverside, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara.

“He’s a qualifier so he might not be here next year,” said Cunningham.

“If he stays it’ll be because he wants to be around these guys, but he doesn’t have to stay.”

Making due: Without four starters, the Oxnard women (5-8) somehow led for much of the game Wednesday before falling to 0-2 in WSC North play with a 66-61 loss at Cuesta.

“Considering everything that’s happening, we had our chance to win,” said Oxnard coach Phil Sherman. “It would have been one of the better wins I’ve ever had.”

A promising season has taken a turn for the worst, as the backcourt of Courtney Robbs and Mariah Ladd has quit the team, leading scorer Nikki Tauau has temporarily left the team because of a family issue and guard Samantha Strang has suffered a sprained ankle.

Tauau, who has averaged 15.1 points and 7.9 rebounds, is out of state caring for her ailing grandmother.

“She’s hurting right now and she’s trying to deal with it,” said Sherman. “We’re expecting her back, but we’re not exactly sure when.”

The silver lining has been 5-foot-9 freshman Darnisha McGee, who has averaged 22.5 points and 16.0 rebounds in WSC North play.

(VC Star)


Lady Condors Fall to Cuesta

The Lady Condors played Cuesta College, and fell 66-61. Despite holding the Cougars to 13-44 shooting in the first half, they were unable to pick their first win in the WSC.

The Condors led the Cougars until the 3-minute mark. OC only has six players, early in the second half of the season, but those six played their hearts out. Danisha McGee(above) played a huge game with 23 points and 18 rebounds while Jasmine Ramos and Kyra Wendling tallied 14 and 10, respectively.

This slips the Condors to 0-2 in conference, with a trip to Moorpark scheduled on Saturday.


Lady Condors fall to Bulldogs

January 8—Oxnard

The Lady Condor basketball team played hard but fell to the Hancock Bulldogs 85-52.

The short-handed Condors were led by Danisha McGee (21 points) and Morgan Joyner(pic) with 13 points. Oxnard was without their All-Conference forward Nikki Tauau and leading point guard, Mariah Ladd. Sophomore transfer Samantha Strang was forced into running the point, which didn’t allow her to contribute her normal allotment of points and rebounds.

The Oxnard ladies will be looking to rebound against Cuesta College on Wednesday night. Their record is 5-7 on the season and 0-1 in WSC play.


Solving Offensive Woes the Focus Now

By Joe Curley--Ventura County Star

For Nikki Tauau, there is no going back.

Having guided the Oxnard College women’s basketball team to its first winning season in 14 years, the sophomore forward is working to build a new tradition at Condor Center.

“I had a lot to do with that,” Tauau said. “It boosted my confidence a lot and being a sophomore now, I feel obligated to keep it going. We don’t want to go downhill. We only want to go up from here.”

The Condors were 14-11 a year ago, earning their first winning record since the 19-12 campaign of 1995-96.

“It was happy being a part of that,” said Tauau, a 5-foot-7 forward from Pacifica High who is averaging 15.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. “As a sophomore, I have a responsibility to go out there with a positive mentality and play to my full potential.

“I’m not only thinking about myself, I’m thinking about the future of the program. I want my teammates to have that same mind-set.”

The Condors (5-6) won their first four games of this season before hitting the skids at tournaments in Woodland Hills, San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria.

“We’re having some scoring issues,” said Oxnard coach Phil Sherman, “but we’re going to try to get back on the right track.”

Oxnard is 5-0 when scoring 60 or more points.

“We’re looking for a second scorer to go with Nikki,” Sherman said. “We’re pretty successful when we get somebody in double figures behind her.”

Tauau is supported by 6-foot sophomore guard Samantha Strang, a transfer from Ventura College who is averaging 7.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, and 5-9 sophomore center Kyra Wendling.

Strang has been playing point guard since three Condors, including starting point guard Cortney Robbs, left the team earlier this month.

“She can be one of the best players in the area,” Sherman said. “She’s kind of an enigma at times, but she definitely has a unique skill set for her size.”

“She’s really more inclined to be a passer. She’s a pretty good decision maker with the ball.”

Despite being undersized for a post player, Wendling is averaging 7.0 rebounds per game.

“Kyra has come a long way,” Sherman said. “We’re proud of her. She’s definitely a leader, very social. She loves the game. I can’t say that about every kid that plays basketball. But she’s kind of like a throwback kid.”

A Royal High product, Wendling has made it a point to personally scout all six of the Condors’ competitors in what promises to be a tight race in Western State Conference’s North Division.

“I think that once we get everything figured out, we should be able to (compete),” Wendling said. “I think we match up well against every team in the league. The only thing we’re missing is height.”

Sherman is searching for a way to get 5-6 Morgan Joyner and 5-9 freshman Darnisha McGee into the offense.

“They both have played a lot of post (in their careers),” Sherman said. “They’re trying to find their way and we’re trying to find a way to utilize them.”

Recent losses to Barstow, Citrus and Saddleback have halted the early momentum.

“Frustration set in,” Wendling said. “Coming from programs like Royal, Buena and Pacifica, not many of us are used to losing.”

Oxnard has nearly a month off until it begins WSC North play Jan. 8 at Hancock. Sherman will use that time to change gears into the conference campaign and refocus his shifting roster.

“We’re going to restructure,” Sherman said. “It will be like a training camp. We’ll probably revisit some fundamentals. We’ll probably revisit some conditioning.”

Anything to recapture the winning combination of a year ago.

(VC Star)

Lady Condors Continue to Struggle

 December 9—Santa Maria

The Oxnard College women’s basketball team is struggling through their preseason schedule. After starting the year going 4-0, the ladies dropped to 5-5 on the season, falling to Monterey Peninsula 46-57.

“The ladies suffered through a cold-shooting night but managed to keep the game close by playing good defense,” said head coach Phil Sherman.

Nicky Tauau (above) once again led the Condors with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Freshman Danielle Hernandez chipped in 9 points off the bench.

The ladies play Saddleback in the consolation bracket at 1:00.

Lady Condors Have Mixed Results at Cuesta Tourney

December 6—San Luis Obispo

The Oxnard College women’s basketball team travelled to San Luis Obispo for the Conoco/Phillips Invitational. They went 1-2 in against some of the best competition in the state.

The Lady Condors met the eventual champion in round one, losing to Orange Coast by 20.

In the consolation bracket, the Condors pulled away from the Bakersfield Roadrunners 75-56. The ladies executed a 15-3 run that opened up the game. Sophomore Samanth Strang (above) led the Condors with 16 points, while freshman Darnisha McGhee and Morgan Joyner scored 15 and 10 points each.

In the consolation championship game, the Condors fell to Barstow 49-68. The ladies started slowly, enduring a 17-2 run to start the game. OC managed to fight back to within 4 points in the second half. Barstow utilized their superior height and bench to take command of the game late. Nicky Tauau continued to lead the Condors in scoring with 15 points in the ballgame.

Oxnard is 5-4 on the year, and is back in action starting Thursday to defend their title at the Lady Bulldog Invitational.

Lady Condors Drop Game against 11th-Ranked Orange Coast

The Lady Condor basketball squad dropped their third game in a row, with the last two coming against highly-ranked Barstow College and Orange Coast College

Thursday night the Condors fell 74-54. Oxnard played with the Pirates for the majority of the game, but a 7-point deficit turned into a 20-point defeat.

Nicki Tauau (above) led OC with 15 points and pulled down 8 rebounds.

The team plays Bakersfield today at 1:30 to try to advance to the Consolation Championship on Saturday.

Their record is now 4-3 on the year.

Lady Condors Drop Game against 11th-Ranked Orange Coast

The Lady Condor basketball squad dropped their third game in a row, with the last two coming against highly-ranked Barstow College and Orange Coast College

Thursday night the Condors fell 74-54. Oxnard played with the Pirates for the majority of the game, but a 7-point deficit turned into a 20-point defeat.

Nicki Tauau (above) led OC with 15 points and pulled down 8 rebounds.

The team plays Bakersfield today at 1:30 to try to advance to the Consolation Championship on Saturday.

Their record is now 4-3 on the year.

Lady Condor Basketball Puts it all Together

November 18—Thousand Oaks

The Oxnard College ladies basketball team played its most complete game of the year at Cal Lutheran on Thursday night. The Condors trounced the Regals on the road 83-36, led by sophomore transfer Samantha Strang (pic). She led OC in scoring (17 points), rebounds (8), assists (5), and steals (5). Nicki Tauau added 15 points and 7 rebounds.

The Condors moved to a perfect 4-0 on the season, and look to continue their great play at Pierce College next Friday, November 26th.

Lady Condor Basketball Wins Again

November 16—Thousand Oaks

The Oxnard College Women’s Basketball won against the Cal Lutheran JV squad on Tuesday night, 65-44. The ladies got off to a slow start before pulling out to a 10-point lead at the half. The second unit got valuable playing time in the first half. They were led by CC Escamilla's (pic)10 points and Leticia Ojeda with 10.

The starters came on strong in the second half and pulled away from the Lady Regals. Nikki Tauau chalked up 10 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomores Samantha Strang and Mariah Ladd pitched in 10 points as well.

Due to a tournament being cancelled, the Condors will play the Regals again on Thursday at 7:00. The Oxnard College women’s basketball team is 3-0 on the season.


Oxnard goes 0-2 against Pierce

February 17—Oxnard

The Lady Condors battled back from a 10-point first half deficit.  They took their first lead of the ball game, with 2:00 remaining, as Danika Edwards hit a huge three point basket.  That would be the Condors final points, losing 59-55 to the Brahmas.  Nicki Tauau led Oxnard with 12 points, Arlene Cortez had 11, and Shaniqua Perkins added nine points.  The loss dropped the Condors to 14-10, and 5-6 in the WSC. 

Basketball Drops Pair to Santa Barbara

February 13—Oxnard

It was a rough evening for the Condors on Saturday night.  The Ladies dropped the opening game 62-40 to Santa Barbara.  Stephanie Hernandez had 10 points for the Condors, while Shaniqua Perkins added 8.  The game was close at halftime, with the Condors trailing by four.  The game got away in the second-half with several missed layups, and balanced scoring from the Vaqueros.  This puts the Condors at 14-9 and 5-5 in the WSC.

February 10—Moorpark

Lady Condors Fall to Moorpark

Even with Arlene Cortez and Danika Edwards scoring 14 and 13 points, respectively, the Moorpark Ladies were too much.  The 59-45 loss dropped Oxnard to 5-4, ½ game behind the Raiders for third in the WSC. 

Condor Basketball Sweeps Hancock

February 3—Oxnard

The Oxnard College Women’s Basketball Team did something they haven’t done in 14 years.  On Wednesday night, they beat Hancock 75-72 to secure their first winning season since 1997.  Rose Nichols had a monster game with 21 pts (9-11 from the field), 14 boards (8 offensive), and five steals.  Coco Bradley had a double-double as well, with 14 points and 10rebounds.  Alicia Nichols chipped in with 12 points.

The Lady Condors led by 20 points at one point, only to see their lead evaporate.  The Bulldogs made it a close game at the end, with pressure on defense, and great perimeter shooting.  The Condors prevailed, however to move their record to 13-7, and 4-3 in the WSC (4th place).

Oxnard Wins One, Loses One against VC

January 27, 2010—Oxnard

The Lady Condors battled to the very end against number one state-ranked Ventura College.  They came up just short (63-52) of their first win, in 31 tries, against the Pirates.  With a four point lead at halftime, the Condors had Ventura questioning their effort. “Oxnard is to be commended for playing harder than we did,” said Coach Ned Mircetic. “They played hard on almost every possession. They swarmed the offensive boards.”


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The game was close until the No. 1 Pirates scored 12 of the final 14 points.  The Condors were led by 11 points from Coco Bradley(left), nine points each from Takara Prezzie and Shaniqua Perkins and eight from Arlene Cortez.  “It was fun to be able to match up with them,” said Oxnard Head Coach Phil Sherman. “Some years it hasn’t been close.”

The Lady Condors are now 12-7, and 3-3 in the WSC.

Lady Condors Dominate Pierce

January 23—Woodland Hills

Nicki Tauaau, Arlene Cortez, and Shaniqua Perkins (pictured below)came up huge against Pierce College on Saturday night.  In the newly renovated Brahma Gym, Tauaau had 20 points, eight boards, and three steals to lead Oxnard to a 69-55 win over Pierce.  Arlene Cortez had a double-double with 14 points and 13 boards, while Perkins cut through the Brahma defense for 13 points and came up with three steals of her own.

Coach Phil Sherman was happy to see his team get a solid offensive performance.  “Our defense pressure leads to many turnovers, but we haven’t been converting like we should.”  The Lady Condors made the most of their steals, and showed offensive efficiency shooting over 50 percent from the floor.  They stretched the lead to 24 points midway through the second half, and coasted to a 14 point victory.  Oxnard’s overall record is 12-6, and 3-2 in the WSC.

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Oxnard Loses Two Tough Games to Moorpark

The Lady Condors battled the whole game, but just couldn't hit the shots to win the game.In the 64-60 loss to Moorpark College, Nicki Tauau had  11 points, Takara Prezzie tossed in 10 points, and Shaniqua Bradley added seven points for the Condors.  The loss put the Lady Condors at 11-5 overall, and 2-1 in WSC play.

Condors Split with Cuesta

January 13 – Oxnard

The Lady Condors jumped on the Cougars right from the start of their WSC matchup Wednesday night.  Oxnard started the game with an 18-0 run, and cruised to a 52-22 victory.  The Condors employed a terrific trapping defense that led to many transition baskets.   Danikha Edwards (above) had 11 points and Shaniqua Perkins added 10 points.  Coach Phil Sherman has guarded optimism about the win, but is obviously happy about the effort his student-athletes are giving right now.  The win put the Condors at 11-4 overall, and 2-0 in conference.

Condor Basketball Sweeps at Hancock

January 9 – Santa Maria

The Oxnard Lady Condor basketball team won on the road, 75-50 over the Hancock Bulldogs.  The Condors came with a balanced attack all evening, pulling out to a 16 point lead at halftime.  Nicki Tauau (left) had 13 points to go with 6 boards, Shaniqua Perkins had 10 points and 3 assists, Arlene Cortez had 9 points and 12 rebounds and Stephanie Hernandez had 9 points.  All 11 players for Oxnard scored to make their record 1-0 in the WSC, and 10-4 overall.

Oxnard Ladies Struggle Against Canyons

Despite taking an early 6-0 lead, the Lady Condors had a tough time against visiting College of the Canyons at the Condor Complex.  Coco Bradley led the way for the Condors (9-4), with 14 points, and Nikki Tauau had 9, but Canyons had too much transition offense.  The majority of the Cougars points came in transition and from the beyond the 3-point line.  The 78-48 loss was by far the Condors worst of the season.

The Lady Condors will have some time to work on some things as their next game isn't until they play Hancock, January 9th, in Santa Maria. 


Condors Bring Home Hoops Hardware

Oxnard defeated Hancock 64-55 in the Bulldog Classic championship game between Western State Conference rivals at Hancock’s Joe White Memorial Gymnasium.

The Condors (9-3) snapped the Bulldogs’ winning streak at two games. Hancock (3-8) was in the championship game of its own tournament for the first time since 2000.

 Tournament MVP Arlene Cortez (left) had another strong game.  The 5-10 sophomore center led four Condors in double figures with 19 points and seven rebounds.

 “Oxnard is a very strong team, very balanced,” very positive comments from Hancock’s Head Coach Sheri Bates.

 The All-Tournament Team included MVP Cortez and Stephanie Hernandez of Oxnard.

 The Condors were 26-for-61 from the field, thanks mainly to Cortez going 8-for-12 from the field.  Shaniqua Perkins hit five of her nine shots for13 points for Oxnard. Hernandez and Nicole Tauau, who made some timely defensive plays in the second half, added 10 points each.

 Oxnard out-rebounded Hancock 37-27. Perkins both pulled down seven rebounds. Teammate Coco Bradley had six. (

The Condors claimed Second-Place, after winning the Championship last year.

The Oxnard College women’s basketball team also reached the final of the Hancock College Invitational.  They will face the host college at 5 pm in Santa Maria for the title, after defeating the East LA Lady Huskies. The Condors led 28-14 at the half, with the final 57-43.  The defense turned over ELAC 28 times.  Coach Phil Sherman commented “The girls are becoming resilient in attitude.  They are receiving many compliments about the way the team is playing.”  GO CONDORS!

Lady Condors Stun Saddleback

  December 10 – Hancock Tourney

 The 7-3 Oxnard College Women’s Basketball team trailed Saddleback at halftime 26-27.  They trailed nearly the entire second half, until Stephanie Hernandez (left) hit a 3-point basket with 1 minute left in the game.  The Condors made their free-throws down the stretch, and won 63-61 over the Gauchos.  Hernandez (12 pts/3 rbds/3 steals/0 turnovers), Coco Bradley (10 pts/11 bds), Rose Nichols (11 pts), and Arlene Cortez (10 pts) were some of the stars for the Condors, but Hernandez said “we have no superstars on this team—we’re just playing as a team”, and it’s starting to show in their record.




Lady Condors Claim Second Place at Hartnell

December 6--Hartnell Tournament

Coach Phil Sherman was very pleased with the Condors second place showing at the Hartnell Invitational over the weekend.  The upset win over the host college, in the second round, was something the team could be proud of.  In the Championship Game against Merced, the Condors held a lead at halftime, but couldn’t limit their mistakes in the second half.  The final was Oxnard 43 and Merced 53. 

All-tournament selection Arlene Cortez (pictured) had 14 points and six rebounds. Nicki Tuauau had 11 points. In a first-round, 43-34 win over Cerro Coso, Tuauau and Rose Nichols had 10 points and seven rebounds. Tuauau had 11 points and five rebounds and Cortez had 14 points and seven rebounds in a 65-60 win over Hartnell.

Record: Oxnard 6-3.

Oxnard Ladies Win Consolation at Pierce

November 30, 2009

The Oxnard Ladies basketball showed resilience to come back and take the consolation trophy at the annual Pierce Invitational in Woodland Hills.  The Lady Condors are now 4-2 on the year, and came back after losing to a tough LA Trade Tech team on Friday.  They beat Cerro Coso 60-54 on Saturday, and on Sunday, beat Barstow 54-51.  The Condors were led by Coco Bradley and Nikki Tauau, who had 15 and 13 points, respectively. Stephanie Hernandez added 12 points, including three 3-pointers. 

Next up for the Lady Condors:  Hartnell Tournament, Dec. 4-6

The Oxnard Men weren’t able to win their consolation game against SBCC.  Despite James Ennis having 31 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, the Condors weren’t able to put away the hot-shooting Vaqueros.  Coach Cunningham was hoping for more from his talented squad, but with forward Scooter Holmes nursing an injury, and SBCC shooting lights out from beyond the arc, the Condors fell 76-72.

Next up for the Men’s Basketball:  Santa Barbara Tournament, Dec. 10-12