(Walnut, CA) With the best season in seven years for the Mt. SAC Men's Basketball team unfolding, the Mounties won their fourth game in a row and 12 out of the last 14, with a 63-60 win over visiting L.A. Trade-Tech on Friday (Feb. 11) in a South Coast Conference North game.
Mt. SAC improved to 17-5 overall and 5-1 in the conference.
The Mounties, with only three regular-season games remaining before the playoffs, will host first-place East L.A. this Friday, February 18.
Leading the way for the Mounties with a game-high 20 points was freshman guard Shaquil Bender (9-15 FGM-A, 2-4 3 PM-A, 4 RB, 2 Stls., 2 Blks).
After one half of play, the Mounties had a slim, two-point lead, 30-28, but built up a 17-point advantage halfway through the second half.
However, that large lead (56-39) slowly disappeared, and with only 51 seconds left the Trade-Tech led, 60-58.
Fifteen seconds later, Bender tied the game with a jump shot, 60-60, and with nine seconds remaining he drained a 3-pointer for the go-ahead score and eventual win.
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