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After fast start, Griffins lose opener to Jaguars

2015-16 COMMUNITY COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL

 

By Adam Paul

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EL CAJON (1-7-16) — The Grossmont College Griffins men looked to start the New Year right with a win in their PCAC crossover encounter with the visiting Southwestern Jaguars. Unfortunately the Griffins couldn’t sustain momentum and dropped the contest 74-69, Wednesday (Jan. 6).

The Griffins in the first half started out strong offensively as they were able to jump out to double digit leads on multiple occasions with the high of 14 points with about 9 minutes left in the first half.

Despite being down by double digits for most of the first half the Jaguars were finally able to scrap away at the lead to get within 7 points with about 4:30 left. This would stay the trend the rest of the half as the Jaguars wouldn’t go away and ultimately only trailed 37-22 at the break.

In the first half the Griffins were led by MARCOS MEZA, CORWIN FEERICK and KAELEN MITCHELL who each chipped in 9 points. However, despite the offensive output it would be turnovers that would allow Southwestern to get back into the contest as Grossmont committed 8 in the first half compared to only 4 for the Jaguars.

Grossmont in the second half would again do their thing offensively as they would push their lead back to double digits 45-34 early in the half.  Southwestern would then use a 6-0 run to pull within 45-41. Both teams would go back and forth and finally at the 9:00 minute mark, the Jaguars would take the lead 54-53.

Again both teams would go back and forth until about the five minute mark when the Jaguars would take the 63-61 lead, which they would not relinquish.

The Griffins did their darndest to get back into the ballgame and they would actually have a chance to tie it in the final thirty seconds as DANIEL McCOWN would miss the tying three point shot.

Despite the scoring by six players it would be the turnovers that would doom the Griffins as they committed 18 for the game compared to the 10 by the Jaguars. Southwestern also in the second half would shoot better from the field which included 6-13 from behind the arc.

Leading the scoring for the Griffins was Mitchell who rolled up 20 points, Meza would tally 19 points and McCown would chip in with 11 including 3 treys.

 

Southwestern at Grossmont
@ Grossmont College 
1/6/2016 at 7:00 PM

 

Southwestern 
74
Grossmont 
69
FINAL 1 2 T
Southwestern (1-0, 9-6)  32  42  74
Grossmont (0-1, 9-5)  37  32  69

Southwestern

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
0 Damian Elam 26 6-8 3-4 3-3 2 3 5 2 2 0 0 2 18
1 Gamaun Boykin 27 1-5 0-0 1-2 1 4 5 3 2 0 2 3 3
3 DeLano Jones 37 7-14 4-9 4-4 1 7 8 2 1 0 5 2 22
14 Marlon Cort 34 7-19 2-7 0-4 4 2 6 0 2 0 2 1 16
20 Marcus Gladden 17 2-8 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
2 Raz Council 21 4-6 0-1 1-2 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 9
5 Travis Waller 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 Khalil Stevenson 15 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2
21 Jacob Craig 6 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
32 Myles Thomas 13 0-3 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 0
TM Team 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 28-69
40.6%
9-25
36.0%
9-15
60.0%
9 22 31 10 10 0 10 15 74

Grossmont

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
4 Marcos Meza 32 9-15 1-1 0-0 2 6 8 1 2 3 0 2 19
5 Daniel McCown 37 3-13 3-10 2-2 0 2 2 2 0 0 3 3 11
15 Spencer Vering 25 4-11 0-2 0-0 3 5 8 0 2 1 1 3 8
23 Kaelen Mitchell 35 7-13 2-6 4-5 2 5 7 0 1 0 5 3 20
24 Luke Jackson 33 1-4 0-1 0-1 0 5 5 7 0 0 4 0 2
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
11 Corwin Feerick 24 4-7 0-2 1-1 0 9 9 1 0 2 2 4 9
20 Larry Stokes 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 0
25 LeAndre Powell 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TM Team 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 28-63
44.4%
6-22
27.3%
7-9
77.8%
7 33 40 12 5 6 18 16 69
SOUTHWESTERN TEAM STATISTICS GROSSMONT
40.6% ( 28-69) Field Goal % 44.4% ( 28-63)
36.0% ( 9-25) 3pt Field Goal % 27.3% ( 6-22)
60.0% ( 9-15) Free Throw % 77.8% ( 7-9)
31 Rebounds 40
10 Assists 12
10 Turnovers 18
25 Points off Turnovers 7
7 2nd Chance Points 7
30 Points in the Paint 36
12 Fastbreak Points 2
11 Bench Points 9
7 Largest Lead 14
2nd-00:06 Time of Largest Lead 1st-09:18
Ties: 2; Lead Changes: 6
OTHER INFORMATION
Technical fouls: Southwestern-None ; Grossmont-None .

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