Lady Eagles defeat Knights to finish season

The MSJC Women’s Basketball team beat San Diego City College 91-53, in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference crossover match

Photo by DeeAnn Bradley / MSJC
MSJC sophomores Britney Thomas, Kristian Dewitt, Randi Johnson, Nokomis Cabrera, and Crystal Malveaux were honored before their final regular season home game on Friday night. The Lady Eagles went on to defeat visiting San Diego City 91-53. Their 2017 play-off pairings will be announced on Monday.

■ Corey Evan / Sports Reporter

Basketball is said to be one of the fastest sports there is. And for five lady sophomores at Mt. San Jacinto College, this season ended particularly fast.
Randi Johnson, Crystal Malveaux, Nokomis Cabrera, Kristian Dewitt and Britney Thomas were honored at MSJC Sophomores Night on Friday. Dewitt comes to MSJC having transferred from Odessa Junior College, while Thomas has been injured since the third game of the season. But through highs and lows, much love was given to them before the girls got to work picking away at the shields of the San Diego City College Knights.
The Lady Eagles got off to a good start, bringing in 27 points against the Knights’ 10 before expanding their lead to 47-17 by the end of the first half. The Knights did try valiantly to recover, bringing their total to 53 by the end of the game. But the Eagle-eyed locals saw them coming and kept their distance. They even stretched their lead to 38, to take this last game (a PCAC-North and South crossover game) to 91-53 MSJC.
Johnson brought in a whopping 18 points and 12 rebounds, Malveaux took home 15 points, 12 boards and seven assists, and Delacy Brown dropped in 13 points, four rebounds and four assists.
All of our sophomore honorees were on the team in the 2015-16 season, where they went 30-2. This season, they finished 25-4 and are now on to the CCCAA tournament. Their first matchup is this Friday night against a team they already defeated in the Chaffey Tournament and the Desert Winter Classic this season… The Los Angeles Trade Tech Beavers! Will the Eagles be able to take out the Beavers’ dam a third consecutive time? Stay with us to find out!

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