Eagles Come Up Just Short at SBVC in Regional Semis

The MSJC men's basketball team came out on the short end of a hotly contested game Wednesday night in the Southern California Regional Semi-Finals at San Bernardino falling to SBVC 58-56.montrealforweb.jpg

The Eagles and Wolverines both struggled from the field to start the game with both teams shooting under 37% in the first half as San Bernardino took a 25-21 halftime lead.  In the second half the offense picked up on both sides and the two teams exchanged runs with SBVC building a lead to as much as 9 and MSJC leading by as much as 3. The Eagles held a three point lead with 4:03 to play when Dwayne Benjamin hit a jumper to make the score 55-52.  SBVC got an offensive rebound and put back on the next possession to close the lead to one and then took the lead on a lay-up by Gerry Blakes with 1:20 to play.  Another basket by Blakes pushed the Wolverines lead to 3 with 27 seconds remaining.  MSJC had a chance to tie on their next possession, but missed two of three free throws and couldn't convert a desperation shot at the buzzer.

Montreal Harris led the MSJC offense with a game high 17 points, he also pulled in 6 rebounds.  Benjamin finished the night with 11 points.  Mylin Jordan came off the bench to add 7 for the Eagles.  Blakes led SBVC with 16 points on the night and Cameron Lewis added 13 for the Wolverines.

MSJC's season comes to an end with a 21-11 record.  SBVC improved to 22-8 and will take on Mt. San Antonio in the Regional Final on Saturday night.

 

Montreal Harris scored a game high 17 points Wednesday night, but the Eagles came up just short in the Southern California Regional Semi-Finals losing at San Bernardino 58-56.