The MSJC women's basketball team played solid defense in the first twenty minutes on Friday night on their way to a 72-35 win over visiting Imperial Valley in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game.
The Lady Eagles used pressure defense in the first half to build a lead of 31-9 at the break. In the second half MSJC continued to pull away behind balanced scoring and a dominate performance on the boards. The Lady Eagles out rebounded IVC 62-15 on the night.
Tamara Herring was one of four players in double figures for MSJC as she scored 11 points and pulled in 7 rebounds in the game. Johnette Brown, DeShea Wilkes, and Cora Lopez each had 10 points for the Lady Eagles in the victory. When the game was over eleven different MSJC players scored.
The win improved MSJC to 17-6 overall on the season and 6-2 in PCAC play. Currently the Lady Eagles are in a three way tied for second place in the conference one game behind Southwestern. MSJC returns to play on Wednesday when they travel to Palomar, one of the teams tied with the Lady Eagles for second place. Wednesday's game in San Marcos starts at 5 pm.
Mt. San Jacinto College's DeShea Wilkes, who scored 10 points, gets the ball during Eagle's Pacific Coast Athletic Conference win over Imperial Valley College 72-35 Friday. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)