The MSJC men's basketball team held off a late surge by College of the Desert to pick up their 18th win of the season Friday night with a 81-68 home victory.
The Eagles led by 11 at the half and never relinquished the lead in the second despite COD pulling to within 2 with under 5 minutes to play. Dakota Downs led four MSJC players in double figures with 20 points he also had 6 rebounds. Jammall Clark just missed a double double with 15 points and 9 rebounds, Jeffrey West also pulled in 9 boards and scored 11 points. Dominic Tiger-Cortes also came off the bench to add 10 points, Eric Lawton just missed double figures with 9.
The win kept MSJC in a tie for second place in the Foothill Conference with a 7-3 mark, overall the Eagles are now 18-7. MSJC is back in action Wednesday night when they travel to Whittier to take on Rio Hondo College. The Eagles return home Friday night when they host Antelope Valley.
Both games start at 7 pm and can be heard on the Eagle Radio Network at msjc.edu or over the air at AM 1620.
(02/05/2010 San Jacinto, CA)
Mt. San Jacinto College Men's Tykie Harris (#24) passes while airbound. MSJC beat College of the Desert College 84-68. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)