The MSJC women's basketball team shot just 19% from the floor on Saturday afternoon and lost to visiting Mt. San Antonio 52-37 in the opening round of the Southern California Crossover Challenge.
The Lady Eagles struggled from the start shooting the ball as they managed just 7 points in the first quarter to trail 15-7 after one period. MSJC stayed in the game though with their defensive effort and cut the Mounties lead to 26-21 at halftime, however the second half didn't get any better offensively and the Lady Eagles were out scored 14-8 and 12-8 in the final two quarters.
MSJC out rebounded the Mounties 55-48 and had 75 field goal attempts to just 47 for Mt. SAC, but unfortunately the Lady Eagles connected on just 14 of those 75 shots. Mt. SAC also out scored the Lady Eagles at the free throw line 16-7 in the game.
Haylei Janssens was the only MSJC player to reach double figures in scoring as she recorded a double double with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Serena Hickey added 9 points and 7 boards in the loss.
The loss drops MSJC to 12-5 on the season while the Mounties improved to 13-4, the game was a match up of the past two CCCAA State Champions. The Lady Eagles will return to the floor on Wednesday night when they travel to Los Angeles Valley College for a 7 pm game.
MSJC's Janya Smith had 6 points and 6 rebounds off the bench Saturday for the Lady Eagle basketball team, but a tough offensive day cost MSJC a 52-37 loss to Mt. SAC in the first round of the Southern California Crossover Challenge. MSJC travels to LA Valley on Wednesday for a 7 pm game. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)