MSJC Men's Basketball Splits a Pair of Home Games
The MSJC men's basketball team split a pair of home games over the Holiday weekend as they lost a tough game Wednesday night to Fullerton 81-74, but bounced back to beat Ventura 87-70 on Saturday afternoon.
On Wednesday night the Eagles locked horns with Fullerton in a matchup of two top 10 teams in the State, and after an even first half, the Hornets were able to come away with an 81-74 win as they hit some key shots down the stretch. MSJC had four players reach double figures in scoring in the loss, led by 13 points each from C.J. Hyder and Justin Holiday. David Thompson added 12 points and a team high 8 assists wile Luka Filipovic had 10 points for the Eagles. Israel Farrington and Holiday tied for team high honors in rebounding with 5 a piece.
Saturday afternoon the Eagles bounced back from their first loss of the season as they started quickly and controlled the game defeating Ventura 87-70. MSJC raced out to a 18-4 lead and never looked back as they led 40-24 at halftime. The Eagles balanced scoring attack once again saw four players reach double figures in scoring with Filipovic nearly recording a double double as he led the team in both scoring with 14 points and boards with 8. Deshawn Millington and Holiday each added 12 points and Hyder also reached double digits once again with 10. MSJC out rebounded the Pirates on the day 47-38 in the victory.
The split gives MSJC a 6-1 record on the season as they get set to host the Hemet Valley Kiwanis Hoops & Crops Invitational Thursday and Friday November 29th and 30th. Thursday the Eagles will host Chaffey and Friday MSJC will welcome Riverside to town. Both MSJC games this week will tip-off at 7 pm with a game to proceed it each day featuring College of the Canyons. Thursday Canyons will take on RCC at 5, and on Friday Canyons and Chaffey will play also at 5 pm.
MSJC's Deshawn Millington #5 helped the Eagles to a win Saturday over Ventura College as he scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to improve MSJC's record to 6-1 on the year. The Eagles will be at home twice this week as they play games both Thursday and Friday at 7 pm. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)