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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.

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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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