(Walnut, CA) A big second half by host Pasadena City College led to a 75-58 win over the Mt. SAC Men's Basketball team on Friday (January 20) in a South Coast Conference North game.
The loss was the fourth in a row and fifth out of the last six games, as the Mounties fell to 9-12 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
Mt. SAC trailed, 35-30, at the half, but the Lancers outscored the Mounties, 40-28, in the second half to win going away.
In the first half, Hopkins scored 11 of his 15 points on 4 of 7 shooting from the field and a perfect 3 for 3 at the free throw line.
Millner gave the Mounties a two-point, 21-19 lead on a layup with 7:48 remaining in the opening half, but the Lancers finished off the final 12 minutes with a 16-9 scoring run and the five-point halftime lead.
Again, in the second half, the Mounties came within a basket of the No. 18 Lancers on consecutive free throws by LJ McClain (6 Reb) and Hopkins to trail, 42-40, at the 13:47 mark.
However, PCC went on a big run (23-2) that set the Mounties back, 65-42, with six minutes left in the game.
A new beginning begins for the Mounties program this Wednesday (January 25), as they debut their new basketball gymnasium against Rio Hondo. The game time is 7:00 pm.
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