The MSJC women's basketball team raced to a 44-18 halftime lead on their way to a 76-30 win on Wednesday night over visiting San Diego Mesa in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game.
The Lady Eagles, who were celebrating sophomore night, closed the first half on a 35-8 run to build the big lead. MSJC was able to continue to increase the margin with solid defense in the second half. All 14 Lady Eagles scored in the victory led by Erin Stanford who had 13 points. Stanford also grabbed 7 rebounds and had 5 assists. Johnette Brown added 12 points and Sarina Johnson scored 10 in the victory. MSJC also dominated the boards on the night as they collected 62 rebounds while the Olympians managed just 25. Suzie Castro-Larsen had a game high 9 rebounds to lead MSJC.
The win was the Lady Eagles 11th in a row and was the final regular season home game for six MSJC sophomores. Stanford, Brown, DeShea Wilkes, Kathryn Thomas, Kenyetta Fugate, and Lailahni Tuaila were honored prior to the game.
MSJC is now 24-4 overall on the season and 12-1 in the PCAC while Mesa fell to 6-18 and 4-9. The Lady Eagles are still in a tie with Palomar for first place in the conference and will conclude the regular season on Friday when they travel to Southwestern for a 7 pm game.
Mt. San Jacinto College’s Lailahni Tuaila shoots a three pointer as Eagles beat San Diego Mesa College 76-30 Wednesday in San Jacinto. (Photo by DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)--right
Mt. San Jacinto College Women's Basketball Head Coach Chris Mozga, left, and Asst. Coach Fontay Mozga, right, honored their Sophomores before beating San Diego Mesa College 76-30 Wednesday in San Jacinto. (Photo by DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)-left