MSJC Women's Basketball Team Takes Title at High Desert Classic
The MSJC women's basketball team won three games over the weekend to capture the title of the High Desert Classic held at Barstow College.
The Lady Eagles opened the tournament on Friday with a 113-57 win over Lassen College. MSJC got off to a fast start on Friday as they built a lead of 38-15 after the first quarter and 67-30 at halftime. Nokomis Cabrera led a balanced offensive attack with 22 points as all 12 Lady Eagles who played in the game scored at least 2 points. Delacy Brown added 16 points while Crystal Malveaux and Kristian Dewitt both had 14. Carla Johnson also hit double figures with 13 points and Marissa Williams finished with 11.
In Saturday's semi-final game another fast start helped MSJC to a 33-8 first quarter lead on their way to an 85-33 win over Victor Valley. This time Malveaux led four Lady Eagle players in double figure scoring with 16, while Kaila Gower and Cabrera each scored 14. Randi Johnson scored 13 points in the win. Malveaux also added team highs with 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
In the championship game on Sunday afternoon the Lady Eagles defeated Porterville 105-48. Once again four MSJC players reached double figures and 11 of the 12 who played scored at least 2 points. Brown led the way in the title game with 26 points, including 18 in the first half to help MSJC build a 49-23 halftime lead. She also had a team high 7 assists. Cabrera added 17 points and Malveaux hit double digits for the third straight day with 16, she also hauled in a team high 9 rebounds. Randi Johnson also hit double figures with 11 points on Sunday.
Brown and Cabrera earned all tournament team honors for their play over the weekend and for the second straight tournament Malveaux was named MVP.
The Lady Eagles are now 6-0 on the season. They will have Thanksgiving weekend off before traveling to the Panther Pride Tournament at Chaffey December 2nd-4th. MSJC will open that tournament at 3 pm on Friday the 2nd against Skyline College.
MSJC's Delacy Brown (#12) scored 26 points on Sunday to help the Lady Eagles basketball team to the championship of the High Desert Classic played in Barstow. MSJC defeated; Lassen, Victor Valley, and Porterville on their way to the title. Brown and teammate Nokomis Cabrera earned all tournament team honors while Crystal Malveaux was named the MVP. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC).