Hot Shooting Eagle Men Defeat Southwestern
The MSJC men's basketball team shot over 50% on the night Friday as they picked up a home win over visiting Southwestern College 87-74.
The Eagles built a halftime lead of 20 points before a late rally by the Jaguars cut the deficit to 46-39 at the break. MSJC continued to make shots in the second 20 minutes and put the game out of reach with the help of 10 for 22 shooting from beyond the three point line.
The state's leading scorer Samuel Williams continued his offensive dominance as he collected a game high 31 points on 9 for 13 shooting from the field which included going 4 for 6 from 3 point range. PeeWee Gardner came off the bench to score 17 point and dish out 7 assists. Blake O'Donnell also reached double figures with 12 points. Williams and O'Donnell tied for team high honors in rebounds with 8 a piece.
The win improved the Eagles season record to 18-7 while Southwestern fell to 16-8. MSJC will finish the regular season over the next two weeks as they get back into play in the Pacific Coast Conference North Division. The Eagles are currently one game behind first place Palomar in the league standings and will travel to San Marcos to take on the Comets on Wednesday night.
Mt. San Jacinto College's PeeWee Gardner scored 17 points and had seven assists in
MSJC's 87-74 win over Southwestern Friday night in San Jacinto. Photo by DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC