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Hancock Trio Too Much for Moorpark

Matt Willkomm, Shane Carney and Malik Rhodes combined to score 61 points, including 34 in the second half, to lead the Allan Hancock College men’s basketball to an 81-70 upset win at No. 15 Moorpark College on Wednesday night in a Western State Conference game. The Bulldogs improved to 2-1 in conference and 10-10 overall. Moorpark, which saw its nine-game winning streak snapped, fell to 2-1 in league and 13-6 on the season.
Willkomm sank seven three-point baskets in the win. The sophomore guard hit four in the first half and three more in the second half. The Arroyo Grande High School graduate sank three of his four free throws to finish with a season-high 24 points.
Carney finished with 19 points, 12 of them came in the first half. The freshman guard sank four three-point buckets and sank three of five from the free-throw line.
Rhodes scored 15 of his 18 in the second half. The guard drained four three-point buckets and was a perfect six for six from the free-throw line.
Marcellus Garrick added nine points for the Bulldogs.
Hancock sank a season-best 16 three-pointers to overcome a two-point halftime deficit.
Moorpark carried a 37-35 lead into halftime, but two three-pointers from Rhodes and a layup by Garrick gave Hancock a 49-44 lead with 16:30 to play in the game.  Fueled by another three by Rhodes and Willkomm to cap a 13-0 run, Hancock took control of the game 55-44 with about 12:40 to play. Moorpark went on a 7-0 run later in the half, but the Bulldogs regained control and closed out the victory.
Larry Bush led the Raiders with 20 points. Jeremiah Gray and Josh Brooks added 13 points apiece for Moorpark.

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