Chaffey Downs Men's Hoops Team
The MSJC men's basketball team lost Saturday to visiting Chaffey College 99-83 ending a string of 12 straight home conference wins. The Eagles last home Foothill Conference loss came two years ago to the date on February 7th, 2007 when they lost to San Bernardino.
This time it was Chaffey's hot shooting in the second half that allowed the Panthers to pull away late in the game. The Eagles turned the ball over 18 times compared to just nine for Chaffey allowing the Panthers to get 19 more field goal opportunities in the game.
Mark Williams led the offensive attack for MSJC with 27 points while Jeffrey West posted a double double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Point guard Melvin Goins added 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in the loss. The loss dropped the Eagles one game behind San Bernardino Valley in the race for the Foothill Conference crown. MSJC is now 19-9 on the season including an 8-2 mark in conference play. The Eagles still have SBVC on the schedule in the last game of the regular season. MSJC is back in action this Wednesday when they host Barstow College at 7 pm.
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Mt. San Jacinto College's Terrance Williams is pressured by Chaffey College's Mike Munoz, right. MSJC Men's basketball lost to Chaffey College 83-99 Saturday. (MSJC/DeeAnn Bradley)