Although AVC made a late run, Chaffey may have dealt the fatal blow when Price had a four-point play to give the Panthers a 60-38 lead with 14:54 to play. Antelope Valley got to within 75-64 with 4:45 left on a layup by Ade Dagunduro, but got no closer. Dagunduro, a leading candidate for conference MVP, scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half, making 11 of 15 free throws, all after halftime. As a team, Chaffey was even more impressive at the line, making 21 of 26, including all 15 in the second half. “I think we’ll probably be a five, six or seven (seed),” Klein said. The playoff pairings will be announced on Monday. CHAFFEY WOMEN The Panthers came up with the biggest win in coach Gary Plunkett’s two seasons as coach, rallying from a 19-point first-half deficit to down Antelope Valley 80-66. “This really propels us into the playoffs,” Plunkett said. Plunket hopes the Panthers (21-9 overall, 10-4 Foothill Conference) moved up into the top 14 seeds with the victory over the Marauders (22-10, 12-2), ranked No. 10 in Southern California. By getting into the top 14, Chaffey would avoid a play-in game and a first-round matchup against Pasadena or Mt. San Antonio. After trailing by 13 at halftime (42-29), Chaffey scored 51 second-half points or seven more than they did in an entire game in a 23-point loss last month at Antelope Valley. “That was the best half we played all year,” Plunkett said. “I felt good once we tied it up.” Jessica Thorpe (11 points) made the 3-pointer that gave the Panthers lead lead for good, 54-52 with 10:28 to play. Carly Horine made five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 21 points and Christina Warren added 20, making all 10 of her free throws. Lillie Parks added 15 points and 11 rebounds. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The victory clinches second place in the conference for Chaffey (28-6 overall, 12-2 Foothill), dropping Antelope Valley (27-6, 11-3) into third. “Being at home helps,” Klein said. “We went undefeated at home (9-0). We just feel more comfortable here.” Chaffey had lost by 14 at San Bernardino Valley on Wednesday, and by five in overtime at Antelope Valley last month. “We were tied 53-53 (with SBVC), but we couldn’t get off with our threes,” Klein said. The Panthers did on Saturday, making 12 of 36 3-pointers the game (compared to zero of eight for AVC), leading early 28-12. Chaffey, which rarely wins the rebounding battle, out-rebounded the Maurauders 38-36. Brandon Price led the way with eight rebounds to go along with his 13 points. Jamar Berry and Michael Strawberry led five Chaffey players in double figures with 14 points apiece. “I thought we were able to play the game at our pace,” Klein said. “We scored 47 in the first half, and we didn’t want the game (at the half) to be in the 20s or 30s.” RANCHO CUCAMONGA – For Chaffey College men’s basketball coach Jeff Klein, it’s not so much a difference between night and day, but between road and home. Chaffey jumped out to an early lead, led by as many as 23 points in the second half en route to a 93-78 victory on Saturday afternoon at Sicosky Gym in the Foothill Conference finale for both schools.