VALLEJO — The University of Antelope Valley women’s basketball team clinched a berth in the California-Pacific Conference Championships with a 72-52 victory over California State University-Maritime Academy on Saturday.

The win was the seventh straight for the Pioneers (20-4, 9-1 CalPac), who will host the CalPac Championships later this month. The field is set as Embry-Riddle, Simpson and UC Merced will join UAV.

The Pioneers trailed the Keelhaulers (8-12, 2-8) 13-10 after the first period, but went ahead in the second and never looked back.

UAV sophomore forward Alexia Budd led UAV with 14 points and added a game-high eight rebounds with two blocks and one steal. Junior forward Tylen Price and senior guard Daizah Pounds scored 14 points apiece. Price also recorded six rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block.

Senior guard Samantha Earl dropped nine points with two steals, senior guard Alyssa Gonzales had eight points, three assists and two steals and senior forward Ilianna Blanc added seven points and three rebounds.

The Pioneers will host the University of Benedictine at Mesa at the Pioneer Event Center on Thursday.

Men’s Basketball

UAV 73, Cal Maritime 63

VALLEJO — The University of Antelope Valley men’s basketball team won its sixth straight contest, beating California State University-Maritime Academy 73-63 to stay atop the California-Pacific Conference on Saturday.

The Pioneers (11-11, 9-1 CalPac) are the first team to clinch a berth in the CalPac Conference Championships, which they will host later this month.

UAV senior forward Christian Drayton collected another double-double with a team-high 14 points and 11 rebounds to go along with two blocks and one assist.

Junior Kamal Holden recorded 13 points, five rebounds, a game-high five assists and a steal, junior forward Kane Keil finished with 12 points, five rebounds, three steals and three assists and senior guard Hayden Hall added 10 points and four rebounds.

The Pioneers will host the University of Benedictine at Mesa at the Pioneer Event Center on Thursday.

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