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Mountie Men Basketball Lose to Cerritos, 62-50

Mt. SAC vs. Cerritos Tip off of South Cost Crossover game.
Photo Courtesy of Pete J. Rojas

(Walnut, CA) In the first South Coast Conference crossover basketball game of the season, visiting Cerritos College defeated Mt. SAC, 62-50 Friday night (1/4).

With the loss the Mounties slipped to 5-8 overall.

The Mounties trailed, 15-14 with 7:47 remaining before halftime, but the Falcons scored eight consecutive points and finished with a 14-4 run and a 29-18 lead at the break.

The Mounties nearly played Cerritos even in the second half, with the Falcons holding a 33-32 edge.

After trailing by 11 at the half, the Falcons built up a 14-point lead, 34-20 with just 2:30 elapsed in the second half.

However, in a one-minute span, layups by Mt. SAC guards Joseph Gonzalez (3 for 8 FGM, 2-2 FTM, 4 RB) and Cyree Dunnell (13 points) and a pair of free throws by forward Israel Mansker (5-6 FTM, 7 RB, 5 Assts., 2 Blks.) brought the Mounties to their closest deficit of the half, 34-26.  

That was the closest they would get to the Falcons, who improved to 12-2 on the season.

Cerritos went on a 13-3 run that saw the lead stretch to 47-29 just under the 10-minute mark.

Gonzalez, who finished with 10 points, sank two late 3-pointers as the Mounties lost by a 12-point margin.

The Mounties play another SCC crossover game at El Camino on Wednesday (1/9).

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