Vaqueros Beat Rio Hondo 85-75

Lenin Lau

The Vaqueros defeated Rio Hondo College in the opening round of the Vaquero Classic tournament, 87-75, to improve to the second round of the four-day tournament.

The Vaqs played well on both offense and defense. After a quick Rio Hondo score, the Vaqueros never trailed again and led by as many as 17 points. Leading the team were sophomores Owen Duckworth and Jamar Eubanks, who dominated in the paint. Antony Philips had a buzzer-beating 3-point shot at the half, giving Glendale a 50-38 lead at the break.

Defensively, they shut down the Rio Hondo offense allowing Rio Hondo to shoot only 33% from the field. The Vaqs will next play L.A. Pierce in the second round of the Vaquero Classic.