East County Sports

Comets’ momentum ​too late against Mt. SAC

MCKENNA GENTRY (23) goes up with a shot for Palomar on Friday night. / Hugh Cox photo

Courtesy, Palomar media relations

SAN MARCOS (12-9-2018) – The Palomar College women’s basketball team played a most forgettable two-plus quarters during Saturday’s (Dec. 8) non-conference game against visiting Mt. San Antonio College in the Palomar Dome before the Comets sprung to life to outplay the Mounties over the balance of the game.

But deficits of 30-12 at halftime and 20 points midway through the third quarter proved just too big a hill to climb, as Mt. SAC (9-3) held on for a 56-47  victory.

The Comets (9-3) were ice cold shooting for most the game at 15-for-58 from the field, including just 4-for-27 from behind the 3-point arc. Except for Clarissa Taite’s 2-for-4 night from behind the arc, Palomar was an icy 2-for-23 on treys.

Julie Saelee (15 points, 4 rebounds an assist and 3 steals) and Taite (12 points, 2 steals and a rebound) were the only Comets to score in double figures. Lilly Crabtree contributed 8 rebounds and blocked 2 shots.

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