Lady Eagle Basketball Team Rides First Half to Victory

The MSJC women's basketball team jumped out to a 41-18 halftime lead on their way to a 69-56 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference win over visiting Grossmont College on Wednesday night.sheagmont.jpg

The Lady Eagles got out of the gates quickly as Sarina Johnson scored 6 of her 10 points in the first six minutes of the game and DeShea Wilkes hit 2 of her game high 5 three point baskets to give MSJC the early advantage.  Wilkes would finish the game with a team high 18 points while Lailahni Tuaila also came off the bench to add 10 points.  Erin Stanford had a solid floor game at the point scoring 7 points, grabbing 6 rebounds, and dishing out 5 assists.  The Lady Eagles had 16 assists on 22 made field goals.  Christina Grant also continued her solid play with a game high 11 rebounds to go with her 6 points.

The victory kept the Lady Eagles in a first place tie in the PCAC and improved their overall record on the season to 22-4.  MSJC is 10-1 in conference play while Grossmont fell to 10-14 overall and 7-4 in the PCAC.  The Lady Eagles will travel to MiraCosta for a 7 pm game on Friday night.  MSJC's final regular season home game will be next Wednesday February 18th when they host San Diego Mesa at 5 pm.

Mt. San Jacinto College sophomore DeShea Wilkes scored 18 points in Eagles win 69-56 over Grossmont in San Jacinto Wednesday. (Photo by DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)