Lady Eagle Basketball Knocks Off 10th Ranked Palomar

The MSJC women's basketball team picked up a key win on Friday night as they defeated visiting Palomar 72-64 in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division game.SharondaEdwardsforPalomar1-19.jpg

Palomar got off to an early lead and held a 22-16 advantage after the first quarter, but the Lady Eagles rallied in the second to out score the Comets 21-9 and take a lead of 37-31 into the locker room at halftime.  Palomar again closed the gap in the third as the cut MSJC's advantage to just 2 headed for the fourth, but the Lady Eagles were able to hold off the 10th ranked team in the State by edging the Comets 18-12 in the final 10 minutes.

Sharonda Edwards had a monster game for MSJC as she scored a game high 27 points and pulled in a game high 17 rebounds in the win.  Alyssa Walton had a nice run early in the fourth quarter on her way to a 15 point, 6 rebound performance.  Britney Neely also reached double figures despite foul trouble as she scored 12 points.  De'Adra Ross helped the Lady Eagles control the boards by pulling in 15 rebounds.

The win improves MSJC to 17-6 overall on the season and they are now 2-0 in PCAC North play.  Palomar falls to 16-6 and 2-1 in conference.  The Lady Eagles will be on the road twice this week as they travel to San Bernardino Valley on Wednesday and College of the Desert on Friday.  Both games are part of doubleheaders with the MSJC men with the men's games tipping off at 5 pm and the women's games to follow at 7. 

​MSJC's Sharonda Edwards had game highs of 27 points and 17 rebounds Friday night as the Lady Eagle basketball team beat visiting Palomar 72-64 in a PCAC North match up of State ranked teams.  MSJC will be on the road twice this week as they travel to San Bernardino on Wednesday and College of the Desert on Friday, both games will begin at 7 pm.  (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)