(Lancaster, CA) Trailing 25-21 midway through the second quarter, Mt. SAC went on an 18-2 run to close out the first half and never looked back, rolling to an 82-43 opening-round win over Barstow (4-9) at the 18th annual Antelope Valley College Holiday Tournament.
Mt. SAC has won this tournament four straight years (2014-17).
Barstow's Anne Marie Hernandez led all scorers with 19 points.
As a team, Mt. SAC shot 53.8 percent from the field on 35-of-65 shooting and made 80 percent of their attempts from the free throw line (12-of-15). The Mounties also out-rebounded the Vikings, 37-25, behind Douglas' game-high nine boards. Shpegel and Hughes grabbed seven and six rebounds, respectively.
The Mounties continue their defense of this tournament's championship in a semifinal matchup against Moorepark on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m.
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