East County Sports

Griffins’ Mitchell scores 27 in playoff loss at Mt. SAC

Start of the second half between the Griffins and Dons at Mt. SAC on Wednesday night.



By Bill Dickens

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WALNUT (2-25-16) — Grossmont College took a giant bite out of a 12-point deficit in the final four minutes of Wednesday’s (Feb. 24) first round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs at Mt. San Antonio College.


The Griffins, who trailed only 32-30 at halftime, were down 65-53 with 3:53 remaining.


Grossmont cut the deficit further but came up short as the fourth-seeded Mounties eliminated the Griffins 76-70.


Grossmont, which lost its fifth straight game, finished the season at 14-14.


The Mounties posted their eighth straight win, including the last six at home. Overall Mt. SAC won 10 of its last 11 to roll its record to 17-10.


The Griffins’ KAELEN MITCHELL registered a game high 27 points in the losing effort.


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