Eagles Open With Big Win in Basketball

The MSJC men's basketball team opened the season with an easy win over Grossmont 81-50 in the first round of the College of the Desert Frank Garcia Classic in Palm Desert Thursday.dwayneforweb.jpg

The Eagles started a little slow in the season opener, but were hitting on all cylinders by the second half as they stretched out a 10 point halftime lead by outscoring the Griffons 40-19 in the second half.  MSJC used a balanced scoring attack led by Dwayne Benjamin and Montreal Harris who each had 12 points in the victory. Hassante Manning and Mylin Jordan also reached double figures with 10 points a piece.

Thirteen of the Eagles 15 players who played in the game scored at least 1 point.  The Eagles out rebounded Grossmont 38-32 and shot 47% from the field.  MSJC who is ranked #4 in the state in the pre-season rankings will play Palomar today in the semi-finals of the tournament.  Tonight's game is set to begin at 5 pm at Wright Gymnasium on the College of the Desert Campus.


Dwayne Benjamin was one of four Eagles to score in double figures on Thurrsday as the MSJC men's basketball team opened the season with an 81-50 win over Grossmont in the First Round of the College of the Desert Frank Garcia Classic.