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.jaryntaylor16-17.jpg

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.