Men's Basketball Can't Overtake First Place SBVC
The MSJC men's basketball team gave themselves some opportunities on Friday night, but couldn't come up with a big road win at PCAC North leading San Bernardino Valley as they fell 74-60.
The Eagles had a rough night shooting as they connected on just 17 of 52 shots in the game overall, but they kept it within striking distance by going 10 for 26 from three point range. MSJC trailed at the half 34-27 and fell behind by as much as 17 before cutting the lead all the way back to six on three separate occasions in the final five minutes. The second half was rugged as both teams were called for numerous fouls and a couple technicals. The Wolverines took advantage of the free throw line going 28 of 34 while the Eagles struggled from the charity stripe making just 16 of 29 attempts. MSJC was also out rebounded in the game as the SBVC held a 37-25 advantage on the glass, including 14 offensive boards that seemed to come at the right time to keep the Eagles at bay.
Davon Sanders and A.J. Walton each had 13 points to lead MSJC's offense. C.J. Hyder added 9 points and Jeremy Bonifacio had 8 in the loss. Sanders, once again led the team in rebounding as he pulled in 6 boards in the contest. Chris Johnson led the Wolverines with 15 points.
The loss drops the Eagles to 11-13 overall they are 3-2 in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division games. Their 3-2 mark has them in a three way tie for second place currently in the league standings. San Bernardino Valley improved to 21-4 for the season and 5-0 in conference action. MSJC will be on the road Friday to take on San Diego Miramar as they begin the second round of conference play. Please note that Friday's game was originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, but has been changed. Tip off Friday is set for 7 PM.
MSJC's DeAndre Snedecor and his teammates gave first place San Bernardino Valley a tough game on Friday night, but in the end came up on the short end of a conference road game 74-60. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)