The THUNDERBIRDS started the game strong with a 7-0 run but the Mt. San Antonio College Mounties came back and had the THUNDERBIRDS down at halftime by 11. In the second half the Thunderbirds were down as much as 18 then made a 15-3 run to close within 6 points 3 times in the second half but ran out of gas... Final score THUNDERBIRDS 75 MT SAC 84. What is clear is this THUNDERBIRD squad made history this year as the first squad to make it to the state final four since the 1955 squad as well as the first #15 seeded team to make it the state final four. We wish all the sophomore THUNDERBIRDS good luck and thanks for such as special season!
Here is link to article discussing the game:http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_22803974/merritt-college-men-lose-state-basketball-playoffs
THE THUNDERBIRDS WERE LED BY:
(FROSH) MARCUS GREEN 17 PTS AND 9 REBS
(SOPH) ERIC NELSON 16 PTS AND 5 REBS 4 BLKS
(SOPH) ELLIOTT HERALD 16 PTS 5REBS AND 2 STLS
(FROSH) ANTHONY KNIGHT 10 PTS AND 5 REBS
(SOPH) JOSHUA AMEY 8 PTS AND 6 ASTS