Women's Hoops Team Opens Conference With Home Win

The MSJC women's basketball team beat Southwestern 101-46 on Wednesday to win their 2016 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference opener and improved to 16-0 overall on the season.chritinagrantvsouthwestern-16.jpg

The Lady Eagles built a 22-11 lead after one quarter and then used a 29-9 second period to pull away from the Jaguars leading 50-21 at the half.  The second half was more of the same as MSJC played all 11 of the healthy players at least 11 minutes in the victory.

Britney Thomas had a big night for the Lady Eagles scoring 30 points and pulling down 15 rebounds.  Sarina Johnson got MSJC off to a good start as she scored 15 of her 17 points in the first half.  Genaya Wilkinson came off the bench to add a double double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, while Victoria Sosa provided a spark scoring 16 points.  The Lady Eagles bench combined for 44 points on the night.  Point guard Crystal Malveaux passed out 9 assists for MSJC.

MSJC, who is currently ranked #2 in the state and #1 in Southern California, improved to 16-0 on the season and 1-0 in PCAC play while Southwestern fell to 0-8 and 0-1.  The Lady Eagles will be back in action on Friday when they travel to Imperial Valley for a 5 pm contest.


Mt. San Jacinto's Christina Grant (30) shoots under pressure playing Southwestern in San Jacinto Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Photo by DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC