The MSJC women's basketball team celebrated sophomore day on Saturday with a 57-44 victory over visiting San Bernardino Valley.
The Lady Eagles and the Wolverines came into the game tied atop the Foothill Conference standings at 10-1 and MSJC was able to come out of the hard fought game in sole possession of first place. The Lady Eagles still have two more tough tests on the road to close out the regular season.
On Saturday MSJC jumped out of the gates to a 9-1 lead, but from then on the first half was a defensive struggle in a very physical game. The Lady Eagles held the halftime advantage 26-20. The Wolverines finally took their first lead of the game with just over 10 minutes to play, but MSJC answered out scoring SBVC 20-4 over the next 8 minutes.
Tina Fantroy, one of four sophomores playing in her final regular season home game, led the MSJC offense with 27 points. Her twin sister Faith added 8 assists and 7 points. Freshman Cora Lopez came off the bench to score 13 points and grab 7 rebounds in the victory.
The win improved MSJC to 24-2 on the season and 11-1 in Foothill Conference play while San Bernardino fell to 22-5, 10-2. The Lady Eagles travel to Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday for a 5 pm game with Chaffey and finish the regular season at Antelope Valley on Saturday.
Mt. San Jacinto College’s sophomores honored before game, from left, Tina Fantroy, Destiny Melton, Kerah Natividad and Faith Fantroy. Eagles won 57-44 over San Bernardino Valley College at home Saturday, February 16, 2013. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)