MSJC Men Can't Hold On in Tough Loss to Palomar

The MSJC men's basketball team led most of the way Wednesday night, but lost in the final minute 70-67 to Palomar in a home Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division game.DavonSandersPalomar1-18.jpg

The Eagles played a solid first half as they built a lead of 33-26 at the break.  MSJC would push the lead all the way to 14 with 17:30 left to play in the game before the Comets started to mount  a comeback.  Overall on the night the contest was tied 8 times and the lead changed hands 8 times, but MSJC was still in the lead 67-63 with two minutes remaining.  Palomar scored the final 7 points of the game as they capitalized on two MSJC missed shots and a pair of Eagle turnovers down the stretch.

Davon Sanders and A.J. Walton led the MSJC offense with 17 points a piece while DeAndre Snedecor added 10.  The Eagles did out rebound the Comets on the night 41-33 with Jeremy Bonifacio pulling in a game high 10 boards.  Sanders 8 rebounds and 4 assists to go along with his 17 points.

The loss drops the Eagles to 9-12 overall and 1-1 in PCAC North play while Palomar improved to 11-10 for the season and 1-1 in conference play.  MSJC returns to action on Friday when they travel to Oceanside to take on Mira Costa.  Friday's game is set to tip-off at 7 pm.

MSJC's Davon Sanders had 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists Wednesday night but the Eagles lost a close game to visiting Palomar 70-67.  The Eagles now 1-1 in PCAC North play return to action on Friday when they travel to Mira Costa for a 7 pm game.  (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)