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Mt. SAC Men’s Basketball wins wild game over Grossmont, 105-99, in Gene Victor Memorial Classic

Freshman guard Nick Hopkins scored 19 points in the Classic opener. (Photo Courtesy of DavesSportsImage)
Freshman guard Nick Hopkins scored 19 points in the Classic opener. (Photo Courtesy of DavesSportsImage)

(Walnut, CA) A wild and rough game in the second Annual Gene Victor Memorial Classic, resulted in a high-scoring, 105-99, win over Grossmont on Thursday night (November 10).

With the win, the Mounties advanced to the championship game on Saturday (Nov. 12) against Glendale, a 62-50 winner over Victor Valley.

Mt. SAC, which evened its record to 1-1, had its highest-scoring game since the 2017 season.

The game saw 64 fouls called, 151 shots and 82 free throws attempted, 9 players in double figures in scoring, nearly three hours long and 204 points scored.

With that said, Grossmont, which will play Victor Valley for a third-place game, had 15 of its 16 players in double figures in minutes played.

Mt. SAC had five players score in double figures in the game with sophomore guard Jay Milner (7 assists, 4 steals) leading the way with a game-high 33 points. He also was 10 for 15 in field goals made and attempted, hit three of six three-pointers and was 10 of 12 at the free throw line.

Freshman guard Nick Hopkins (9 RB, 4 A, 6-8 FGM-A, 7-12 FTM-A) had 19 points, followed by LJ McClain with 15, Noah Laurie (12) and Mikah Myricks with 11.

Samuel Stewart IV led Grossmont with 18 points.

With a very fast-paced game, dictated by the run-and-gun Grossmont offense that changed all five players almost every couple of minutes throughout the game, the Mounties held their own as they traded five and six point leads with the Griffins in the first half.

With the score tied at 99-99 with 51 seconds left in the game, the Mounties scored the last six points for the win.

Leading the way in the last few seconds to seal the win, was Milner with a driving layup and free throw for the 102-99 lead and a pair of free throws by Laurie with 15 seconds left.

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