Third Straight Win for Men's Hoops Takes OT

The MSJC men's basketball team fought off a very scrappy College of the Desert team on Tuesday night to come away with a crucial 90-83 overtime win on the road in Palm Desert.mbasketballforcod2-18.jpg

The Eagles, who have now won three in a row, moved into sole possession of second place in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division standings with one game remaining in the regular season.  Tuesday it took a full team effort as MSJC led by just one at the end of the first half and survived a step back three pointer at the end of regulation by Desert's Andre Allen that forced overtime.  The Eagles rallied in OT to outscore the Roadrunners 12-5 and pick up the victory.  MSJC's biggest advantage of the night was on the glass as they out rebounded COD 70-40 in the contest.

A.J. Walton led five Eagles in double figure scoring with 18 points.  C.J. Hyder and DeAndre Snedecor each recorded a double double with Hyder scoring 12 points and grabbing a game high 13 rebounds while Snedecor went for 10 points and 11 boards.  Hyder also added 6 assists.  David Thompson also had a strong game with 14 points and 7 assists while Davon Sanders reached double figures in scoring with 11.  Israel Farrington collected 10 rebounds for the Eagles.

The win pushed MSJC's season record to 14-14 they are 6-3 in PCAC North games.  The Eagles will host first place San Bernardino Valley on Thursday at 7 pm.  MSJC will enter that game with a one game lead over both San Diego Miramar and Palomar for second place in the league standings.  The Eagles will also celebrate Sophomore Night on Thursday.

The MSJC men's basketball team moved into sole possession of second place in the conference standings with one game to go as they held on in overtime to win on the road at College of the Desert Tuesday 90-83.  The Eagles final regular season game of the year will be at home on Thursday night when they host San Bernardino Valley at 7 pm.  (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC).