Lady Eagles Beat Palomar for Third Time

The MSJC women's basketball team moved into a first place tie in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference on Wednesday night as they beat Palomar 85-79 in San Marcos.gatsonpal3.jpg

The Lady Eagles closed the first half on a 23-9 run to give them a comfortable 52-34 halftime lead.  The Comets fought back late in the second half closing the gap all the way to four on two occasions with under 3 minutes to play before MSJC was able to put the game away with free throws from Tamara Herring and Brittany Gatson.

Herring helped the Lady Eagles to their fast start scoring 18 of her game high 22 points in the first half.  Cora Lopez had a huge game inside for MSJC as she scored 16 points and pulled down 22 rebounds.  Erin Stanford also reached double figures in scoring with 13 points while Gatson finished her night with 12 points and 3 assists.

The win was the Lady Eagles third against a very tough Palomar team this season.  MSJC is now 18-6 overall and 7-2 in the PCAC, they are currently tied for first place with Grossmont and Southwestern.  Palomar fell to 11-11 overall and 6-3 in conference play.  The Lady Eagles return to action on Friday night when they host San Diego City in a 5 pm game.

 

Brittany Gatson had 12 points and 3 assists on Wednesday night to help the MSJC women's basketball team to an 85-79 win over Palomar College in San Marcos.