Eagles Take Third at AVC Tournament

The MSJC men’s basketball team won two of three games this weekend in Lancaster to jammallavc.JPGtake third place in the Gregg Anderson Memorial Tournament at Antelope Valley College.
The Eagles started the weekend with a 70-61 victory over College of the Canyons on Friday.  Dakota Downs and Eric Lawton led the way offensively scoring 17 and 16 points for MSJC who let 41-32 at the half.  Jammall Clark and Taylor Bell added 8 points a piece in the victory.
Saturday in the semi-final the Eagles lost a tough one to the state’s top ranked team Mt. Sac 90-83.  In a game that was close throughout MSJC led at halftime 39-38.  Clark led the Eagles in scoring with 22 points while Zach Ngawaka added 18.  Lawton hit double figures for the second straight day with 14 and point guard Darren May added 12 in the loss.  Downs pulled in a team high 11 rebounds.
MSJC bounced back on Saturday to take the third place game with 75-68 win over Riverside.  The Eagles grabbed the lead one minute into the game and never looked back.  Four Eagles reached double figures led b Downs with 15 while Clark and Jaree Crawford added 14 and Lawton contributed 11.  Clark was named to the All Tournament team.
The Eagles now stand at 10-3 on the season and according to the state RPI system has played the fourth toughest schedule in the state.  MSJC is currently ranked 13th in the state and 5th in Southern California.
Jammall Clark helped the Eagles to a 2-1 record over the weekend and was named to the All Tournament Team at the Gregg Anderson Memorial Tournament in Lancaster.