Fast Start Helps Eagles to 15th Straight
The MSJC men's basketball team used a strong first half on Wednesday night to cruise past Palomar 98-77 and stay unbeaten in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division play.
The Eagles got off to a fast start behind some strong outside shooting from Dwayne Benjamin in the first half to build a lead of 46-24 after the first 20 minutes. MSJC continued to pour it on in the second half as they withstood a barrage of three point attempts by the Comets.
The Eagles finished the night playing everybody on the roster and were led in scoring by Benjamin who had a game high 26 while playing just 22 minutes. Carlos McCormick added 11 points and 6 assists in the victory while Dajaun Smith also had 11 for MSJC. The win for the Eagles was their 15th in a row.
The Eagles are now 21-3 on the season and 5-0 in PCAC North action. MSJC currently holds a one game lead over Grossmont in the conference standings with three games left to play. The Eagles will play their final regular season home game on Friday night when they host Mira Costa at 7 pm. Friday night will also be the final men's and women's basketball doubleheader of the year as the women's team will also take on Mira Costa on Friday at 5 pm. The Eagles are currently the #1 ranked team in Southern California and the #2 ranked team in the state.
Mt. San Jacinto's Blake O’Donnell is fouled in Eagle's 98-77 win over Palomar Wednesday. Mt. San Jacinto is now 21-3 and 5-0 in the PCAC. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)