The MiraCosta Athletic department would like to extend a most enthusiastic congratulations to freshmen women's basketball player Ayli Tulberg for earning MiraCosta College's most prestigious academic award, the Medal of Honor.
In another matchup against a team ranked in the state of California, the Spartans again battled tough in a close game before coming up short in another exciting finish. The MiraCosta College men's basketball team fell to Mt. San Jacinto College for this second time this season, this time by a score of 93-88.
In their 2017 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference - North Division opener, all nine Spartans in uniform entered the scoring column and five scored in double figures as the MiraCosta College women's basketball team cruised to an impressive 82-45 win over College of the Desert.
The Spartans led by as many as 11 in the second half and a had a chance to win the game on the final shot of the night, but in the end the MiraCosta College women's basketball team came up just short in a 72-71 defeat at the hands of Southwestern College.
The MiraCosta College men's basketball team put up a good showing at the First Annual Clete Adelman Basketball Classic, but ultimately the depth and strength of the first team in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference - North Division, the Miramar College Jets, was too much for the short-handed Spartans in a 69-51 defeat on Thursday.
Despite a 13-point lead in the first half, two double-doubles by Daymarcco Green and Brett Hollins, and an 18-point first half explosion by Drake Powers, the MiraCosta College men's basketball team could not hold off a strong Antelope Valley College squad as it fell 78-69 in the semifinals during day two of the Clete Adelman Basketball Classic on Wednesday.
Behind a frenzied home crowd and the atmosphere of the 1st Annual Clete Adleman Classic, the MiraCosta College men's basketball team led nearly the whole way, and came out on top during day one of the tournament in a 76-63 defeat of Grossmont College on Tuesday evening.