Second Half Carries Lady Eagles to Victory

The MSJC women's basketball team fought off a sluggish first half and a strong opponent Wednesday night as they defeated Chaffey 62-53 at home.coopvschaffey.jpg

The Lady Eagles went into halftime trailing 23-21 after making just 6 of 25 field goal attempts in the first half.  MSJC rallied midway through the second half and Danielle Cooper's basket with 6:09 to play put the Lady Eagles up for good.  Cooper led the MSJC offense on the night with 22 points and she also collected 14 rebounds.  Danielle Reed added 11 points and 9 assists while Terri Todecheene also hit double digits with 11 points.  Ashley Jenkins was solid on the boards pulling in 11 rebounds.

The win improved the Lady Eagles record to 15-6 overall and 5-1 in Foothill Conference play.  Chaffey fell to 1-3 in conference and 11-8 overall.  MSJC is back in action on Saturday when they host Cerro Coso College at 1 pm.  You can hear all of the action on the Eagle Radio Network at or locally on AM 1620.

(1/19/2011 San Jacinto, CA)

Mt. San Jacinto's Danielle Cooper rises above all to score, finishing game with 22 points and 14 rebounds. . MSJC Women's basketball win 62 - 53 over Chaffey College. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)