(Walnut, CA) As the clock expired, the Mt. SAC Women's Basketball Team last-second shot was nullified and the Mounties lost a crucial South Coast Conference North game Friday (2/15), 60-58, to East Los Angeles College on Coaches for Cancer and sophomore night.
With .03 showing on the clock, a near-perfect inbound and basket by sophomore forward Kiara Stiger (5 for 11 FGM, 4 RBs, 1 Asst., 3 Stls., 10 Pts.) wasn't counted because time had expired.
The Mounties, who have a No. 12-state ranking, had built up a second-quarter, 11-point lead at one point. By the time halftime came around, the Huskies crawled back into the game and trailed by only three points, 29-26.
The third quarter saw six lead changes, with neither team leading by more than three points.
ELAC, ranked No. 6 In the state, led by a basket, 44-42, heading into the final quarter.
In the fourth quarter with 4:17 remaining, a lay-up by Jade Hughes (4 for 12 FGM, 10 RBs, 3 Stls., 1 Blk.) gave the Mounties their first lead, 54-52, since the 4:37 mark in third.
A minute later Hughes connected with a short jumper and the Mounties had a four-point, 56-52 lead.
That lead evaporated quickly with a 6-0 Husky run and a 58-56 advantage. A basket by ELAC and two free throws by Mt. SAC set up the final play of the game.
Mt. SAC concludes the regular season with two road games this week, Wednesday (2/20) at Pasadena City College and Friday (2/22) at Rio Hondo.
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