The MSJC men's basketball team used a balanced scoring attack on Wednesday night as they defeated San Diego City College 79-58 in San Diego.
The Eagles and Knights entered the game as the two top teams in their respective divisions of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference as MSJC is in first place in the North while SD City is tops in the South. The Eagles had a strong first half and built an 18 point halftime lead at 42-24. MSJC kept their distance in the second half as they cruised home with the win.
The MSJC offense had four players reach double figures including three players who each shared the game high at 18 points. Danny Hopkins, Dajuan Smith, and Carlos McCormick each had 18 while Sam Williams added 15. Smith also had a team high 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The Eagles shot the ball well as a team going 30-58 from the floor on the night and 6 of 15 behind the three point line. MSJC had just 10 turnovers in the game and out rebounded the Knights 38-29 in the victory.
The win, which was the 13th straight for MSJC, improved their record to 19-3 on the season while SD City fell to 15-8. The Eagles conclude PCAC crossover play on Friday when they travel to Chula Vista to take on Southwestern in a 5 pm game. MSJC returns home and to PCAC North Division play next week when they play home games on both Wednesday and Friday.
Carlos McCormick was one of three MSJC players to record a game high 18 points on Wednesday as the Eagles won their 13th straight game, defeating San Diego City College 79-58 in San Diego.