A second-half surge made a big difference for the Modesto Junior College men's basketball team Friday. The Pirates defeated Moorpark 90-75 after Mike Hill came off the bench to score 21 points in the second half.
Brenden Evans led with 25 points. The Pirates (8-5) trailed by three points at halftime, but exhibited new life in the second half.
"They just started playing together, playing with energy," coach Paul Brogan said. "The bench created a great atmosphere. All they had was each other. We blitzed them pretty good in the second half. Brenden is just hard for people to handle down low. We were able to get the ball inside to him and Mike had a great half for us."
Modesto returns to action at Cabrillo on Jan. 3.