Palomar Snaps MSJC Women's 21 Game Win Streak

The MSJC women's basketball team suffered their first loss since November 12th on Friday night as they lost on the road to Palomar 87-82 in a key PCAC North showdown.britforpalomar3-18.jpg

The Lady Eagles fell behind out of the gates, but quickly gained their composure to trail just 20-17 after the first quarter.  In the second period MSJC evened up the game, until a late 10-0 run to close the half gave the Comets a 45-35 lead at the break.  In a game that featured six lead changes and four ties the Lady Eagles clawed back in the third period to cut the lead to 4 at 59-55 headed to the final 10 minutes.  In the fourth quarter MSJC would take the lead with just under 6 minutes to play, before back to back three point baskets by Palomar allowed the Comets back in front and the Lady Eagles could not overtake the lead again.

The two teams, ranked #1 and #2 in Southern California and #2 and #3 in the State were playing for the third time this season.  Palomar has now won two of the three meetings as they won on November 12th 69-66, while the Lady Eagles won January 17th 85-69.  The two teams now sit tied a top the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division standings at 4-1, Palomar is 23-1 overall on the season while MSJC fell to 23-2, both teams only losses this season have been to each other.

Friday it was Britney Thomas who led the way for MSJC as she scored 29 points and pulled in a game high 23 rebounds.  Delacy Brown added 21 points and 9 assists.  Kaila Gower and Carla Johnson each had 10 points for the Lady Eagles while Octavia Williams came off the bench to add 9.

MSJC will return to action on Wednesday night when they host Mira Costa in a 6 pm game at the Eagles' gym.

Britney Thomas had a monster game for MSJC on Friday night at Palomar, but the Lady Eagles basketball team came up short at Palomar as they lost 87-82 to the Comets.  The loss snapped a 21 game winning streak for MSJC and dropped them into a tie for first place in the conference with Palomar.  MSJC is at home Wednesday night as they host Mira Costa in a 6 pm game.  (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC).