Eagles Fall to Cerritos in Tight Game at RCC

The MSJC men's basketball team led for most of the game, but couldn't hold on as they lost 85-83 to Cerritos in the first round of the Wells Fargo Holiday Tournament in Riverside.

D'Andre Williams led the way for the Eagles with 24 points and 6 assists while Dakota Downs and D.J. Wright both had 16 points. Eric Lawton added 12 points in the loss. MSJC led by as much as 10 in the first half and went into the locker room with a 34-33 lead at the break.

In the second half the Eagles led by as much as 12 at 67-55 with 9:14 remaining in the game. Cerritos scored the final five points of the game for the victory. The loss dropped MSJC to 7-4 on the season while the Falcons improved to 7-3. The Eagles continue play in the tournament on Thursday when they take on East Los Angeles at 2 pm.