Eagle Men's Hoops Wins 2 of 3 at Fullerton Tourney
The MSJC men's basketball team won two of three games at the Fullerton College Tournament Thursday through Saturday to pick up third place.
The Eagles started the tournament with an exciting 90-89 win over #5 ranked Chaffey. The Eagles trailed by six points at halftime, but rallied for the victory. Jaryn Taylor had a monster game for MSJC as he scored 22 points and pulled down a game high 15 rebounds. Tre Nottingham added 21 points and 7 assists for the Eagles while Carl Brown also reached double figures in scoring with 13. Curtis Weathers came off the bench to add 8.
In Friday's semi-final the Eagles got off to a slow start and could not recover after falling behind 39-22 at the half and ended up losing to San Diego City College 73-62. Nottingham had another strong game as he scored 20 and dished out 5 assists, Taylor recorded another double double with 16 points and a team high 10 boards. Daryn Evans chipped in with 8 points off the bench.
The Eagles bounced back Saturday in the third place game of the tourney to knock off the host team, #9 ranked Fullerton79-64. MSJC led by three at the half and slowly pulled away in the second to clinch the victory. Nottingham once again led the way with 24 points, he also had 6 assists and 9 rebounds. Weathers added 23 including 7 made three pointers in the contest. Taylor also reached double figures for third day in a row as he finished with 15 points. For his play over the three day tourney Nottingham was named to the All Tournament team.
The Eagles, who have played a highly competitive schedule through the first two weeks of the season, are now 3-3 on the year. MSJC will have this weekend off before traveling to Bakersfield for a tournament on Thanksgiving weekend.
Jaryn Taylor had a pair of double doubles over the weekend to help the MSJC men's basketball team to a 2-1 record and a third place finish at the Fullerton Tournament. The Eagles will be back in action Thanksgiving weekend when they travel to Bakersfield.