Men's Basketball Moves into Second Place Tie With Win

The MSJC men's basketball team picked up their second win in a row on Saturday afternoon and moved into a second place tie in the PCAC North standings with a week to go in the regularDavidThompsonformiracosta2-18.jpg

Saturday the Eagles used a big advantage on the glass to overcome a below average shooting game to defeat Mira Costa 79-70 at home.  MSJC held just a three point lead at the half 40-37 and could not open up a lead bigger than nine the entire game and led by just two with a little over 3 minutes to play, before some key baskets down the stretch gave them the victory.

Davon Sanders led four Eagles in double figure scoring with a team high 19 points, he also pulled in a game high 10 rebounds.  A.J. Walton added 14 points and 8 rebounds while DeAndre Snedecor came off the bench to score 13.  David Thompson added 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists.  MSJC finished the day out rebounding the Spartans 53-34 and picked up the win despite shooting just 42% from the field and going 3 of 22 from behind the three point line.

The win improved the Eagles overall season record to 13-14, they are 5-3 in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division games.  Their 5-3 mark has them tied for second place with San Diego Miramar with just two games remaining in the regular season.  San Bernardino Valley has already clinched the conference championship at 8-0.  The Eagles will travel to Palm Desert on Tuesday to take on College of the Desert in a 5 pm game and then play their final game of the regular season on Thursday when they host San Bernardino.  Thursday's Sophomore Night game will begin at 7 pm.

MSJC's David Thompson had 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists on Saturday as the Eagle men's basketball team picked up a home win over visiting Mira Costa.  The win moved MSJC into a second place tie in the league standings with a week left in the regular season.  (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)