Lady Eagles Overcome Poor Shooting to Win at Mira Costa

The MSJC women's basketball team moved to 2-0 in conference play on Friday night as they won on the road at Mira Costa 88-64.24129555_10155389534064139_2680057117091399110_n.jpg

The Lady Eagles struggled from the field on the evening shooting just 38% going 35 for 92 from the field and just 3 of 15 from three-point range but found a way to come away with the victory.  The key to the game ended up being the Lady Eagles advantage on the glass as they outrebounded the Spartans 68-39 on the evening.  MSJC led by just 2 at the end of the first quarter and by 8 at the half before finally pulling away in the fourth quarter.

MSJC's offense was led by Britney Thomas who had a monster game statistically with 25 points and 23 rebounds including 12 offensive boards, she also had 6 blocked shots.  Kaila Gower also turned in a double double with 14 points and 15 rebounds.  Delacy Brown had 18 points for the Lady Eagles and Carla Johnson provided a spark off the bench scoring 14.

With the victory MSJC improved to 21-1 overall and 2-0 in PCAC North play while Mira Costa dropped to 1-1 in conference play and are now 14-4 overall.  The Lady Eagles return to action on Wednesday when they take on College of the Desert in a home game set to tip off at 5 pm.  Wednesday's game is part of a doubleheader with the men's team.  The men's game is scheduled for 7 pm Wednesday night.

MSJC's Britney Thomas had 25 points and 23 rebounds Friday night as the Lady Eagles basketball team beat Mira Costa 88-64 in Oceanside.  MSJC will be back at home on Wednesday when they host College of the Desert at 5 pm.  (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)