Last week started rough for the Mounties as every sport lost their respective first game of the week, and while baseball would get dominated in their second game, both basketball teams bounced back with huge victories to set themselves up for next week. Both baseball and softball had games postponed due to weather. Continue reading for everything that happened this week in Mountie sports.
The women suffered a 77-67 loss to East Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 30. Jade Hughes had 21 points, eight rebounds, and three steals in a losing effort. The Mounties just could not get rebounds in this one as ELAC beat them in that department 49-29.
They were able to bounce back on Friday with a narrow 55-51 win over Pasadena City. Tiana Douglas, Lauryn Manns, and Natalia Shpegel all had 12 points, with Shpegel adding five assists. Sitting at 17-6, the Mounties will host Rio Hondo on Wednesday, February 6.
The men were blown out on Wednesday 68-40 at ELAC. Israel Mansker was the only one with double figures, scoring 11 points and securing nine rebounds. The team just struggled to shoot the ball, finishing with a 27% field goal percentage.
The Mounties were able to get back in the win column on Friday against Pasadena City. The team won 66-48 on the heels of a dominant second half. Cyree Dunnell had 21 points and five assists to lead the way for the team. Their record is now 9-12 and they will also host Rio Hondo on Wednesday.
After starting 2-0, the baseball team dropped their next two this week to Riverside. The comeback attempt fell short on Tuesday, January 29 after they cut the deficit to one with two runs in the ninth, but could not get the third and ended their rally in a 5-4 defeat. Dylan Zavala had two hits, including the two-run double in the ninth and also got a base on balls. Tyler Lawson took the loss going three innings, allowing two hits, three runs, and walking a batter.
Riverside came back the next day with a five-run fourth and a three-run sixth to beat the Mounties 8-1. Errors were a big problem as five of the eight runs were unearned. Albert Luevano brought in the only run of the game. Jacob Kampen suffered his first loss of the season. He went 3.2 innings, allowed five hits, two runs, and a walk while striking out one. The game against San Diego Mesa on Friday, February 1 was postponed. Now at 2-2, they will host Santa Ana on Wednesday, February 6.