Women's Basketball Team Drops Battle of First Place Teams
The MSJC women's basketball team fell into second place on Wednesday night as they lost 59-54 to Southwestern in a pivotal Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match up in Chula Vista.
The Lady Eagles started and finished the first half strong as DeShea Wilkes got a traditional three point play with less than one second left before the half ended to give MSJC a 25-16 lead. In the second half the Lady Eagles were able to maintain the lead until the 4 minute mark when Southwestern made 4 of their 6 three point baskets on the night. MSJC had held the Jaguars without a three point goal for the first 27 minutes of the game. The Lady Eagles still had their chances to win the game, but shot just 10 of 23 from the foul line, including going just 2 for 6 in the final 2 minutes.
The loss drops the Lady Eagles into a second place tie with Grossmont in the PCAC standings at 5-2. MSJC is 16-6 overall on the season. Southwestern improved to 14-6 overall and 6-1 in PCAC play. The conference is shaping up to be a four team race as Palomar is also 6-1.
MSJC returns to action tomorrow when they host Imperial Valley in a 5 pm contest. Tomorrow's game will be followed by a men's game against Cuyumaca.
Tamara Herring scored 13 points on Wednesday night, but it wasn't quite enough as the MSJC women's basketball team lost at Southwestern 59-54.