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Griffins blow lead, fall to Mesa in OT

Grossmont and Mesa are set to tip-off Friday at Grossmont College.

2016-17 GROSSMONT COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL

 

By Bill Dickens
© EastCountySports.com

 

EL CAJON (1-14-17) — San Diego Mesa College scrambled to a 68-65 overtime victory over Grossmont College in Friday’s (Jan. 13) contest to open Pacific Coast Athletic Conference-South play.

Mesa (3-14) trailed 44-30 in the first half.

Grossmont fought back to tie the game by intermission at 60-60.

The teams dribbled into overtime with the Olympians taking an 8-5 lead to pull out the victory.

DAVID WHEELER paced the Griffins with 22 points. He was 6 for 19 from the floor and 7 for 8 from the free throw line. He also dropped in 3 treys and snared 5 rebounds.

RONALD BLAIN added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Griffins.

Grossmont shot just 35 percent to the Olympians’ 45 percent.

Next up for the Griffins is a bout with San Diego City College on Wednesday (Jan. 18) at City at 5 p.m. It will be the third meeting between the two teams, and the Knights have won the first two.

Grossmont has now lost five-straight games. The Griffins’ bench outscored the starters, 45-20.

San Diego Mesa at Grossmont
@ El Cajon, CA
1/13/2017 at 7:00 PM

 

San Diego Mesa 
68
Grossmont 
65
FINAL 1 2 OT T
San Diego Mesa (3-14)  30  30  8  68
Grossmont (8-9)  44  16  5  65

San Diego Mesa

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
00 Armstrong Ojunkwu 39 5-15 0-1 1-5 4 5 9 2 0 1 2 3 11
11 Huthifah Abdel Jawad 28 1-6 1-4 0-0 0 5 5 0 0 0 2 0 3
21 Kajahn Patton 43 6-13 3-5 0-1 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 3 15
22 James Rouser 39 3-6 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 4 1 2 5 7
30 Kaleb Palmar 33 2-4 1-2 4-4 2 6 8 1 0 0 3 4 9
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
03 Cody Crumsey 12 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 2
04 Connell Warren 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sean Walker 31 7-9 1-1 6-9 2 9 11 2 1 1 5 3 21
TM Team 0 3 3 2 0
TOTALS 25-55
45.5%
7-16
43.8%
11-19
57.9%
9 33 42 8 6 3 17 22 68

Grossmont

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
04 Corwin Feerick 17 0-4 0-1 3-6 1 7 8 1 2 0 1 4 3
05 Daniel McCown 25 1-4 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2
10 Josh Moran 28 1-7 1-5 1-2 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 2 4
11 Bryce Parsons 40 3-7 0-0 2-5 2 4 6 3 2 0 1 1 8
22 Jonny Schirer 24 1-5 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
00 D’Aubre Doucette 12 0-1 0-1 0-1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
15 Oscar Limon 24 4-7 0-1 1-5 2 2 4 3 3 0 3 3 9
20 Ronald Blain 19 4-5 0-0 2-4 5 5 10 1 1 0 1 3 10
23 David Wheeler 24 6-19 3-12 7-8 3 2 5 0 0 0 2 1 22
25 LeAndre Powell 12 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4
TM Team 0 2 2 1 0
TOTALS 22-62
35.5%
5-25
20.0%
16-31
51.6%
14 27 41 12 8 2 11 19 65
SAN DIEGO MESA TEAM STATISTICS GROSSMONT
45.5% ( 25-55) Field Goal % 35.5% ( 22-62)
43.8% ( 7-16) 3pt Field Goal % 20.0% ( 5-25)
57.9% ( 11-19) Free Throw % 51.6% ( 16-31)
42 Rebounds 41
8 Assists 12
17 Turnovers 11
7 Points off Turnovers 12
6 2nd Chance Points 7
20 Points in the Paint 20
0 Fastbreak Points 6
23 Bench Points 45
3 Largest Lead 19
2nd-02:22 Time of Largest Lead 1st-01:48
Ties: 5; Lead Changes: 3
OTHER INFORMATION
Technical fouls: San Diego Mesa-None ; Grossmont-None .

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