HS Boys Basketball: Murrieta Mesa Seeks Best Record in School History Tonight

The Rams are Coming Off a Disappointing 68-60 Loss to Temecula Valley

Murrieta Mesa fell out of first place in the Southwestern league last Tuesday night in a bitter 68-60 loss to defending Champ Temecula Valley. The Rams however, still have the opportunity to finish the season with best record in school history.

Murrieta Mesa takes on Murrieta Valley this evening and is seeking it’s 7th league victory, The Rams best season in the past was in the 2012-2013 season when they were 6-4. They ended up in third place behind Great Oak and Murrieta Valley.

The Nighthawks are 4-5 and in fourth place this season. Nothing would be sweeter than to ruin the Rams amazing season.

Shamar Wright scored 33 points in Tuesday’s disappointing loss to Temecula Valley. Gio Sanders also scored in double figures with 14 points. Cameron Rentie and Elisha Williams had 6 points each.

Kryztian Walton was the Golden Bear’s leading scorer with 19 points. He had a double-double against the Rams as he grabbed 11 rebounds. Walton also had 5 blocks. Nate Jacobsen added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals Josh O’Campo scored 13pts for Temecula.

Statistically… an even game throughout that we just missed a couple more shots than TV did” said Murrieta Mesa Coach Chris Jones on Tuesday’s loss. “We really struggled to find balanced scoring and made some critical errors in our transition defense a couple times”.

A couple times is too many in a league championship game and against a team as talented as Temecula Valley. The same was true against Great Oak last Friday night. We picked a bad time to lose two in a row for the first time this year…..but Great Oak and Temecula Valley are two very good teams that you must be at the top of your game to beat”.

Elsewhere in the Southwestern league, Great Oak and Temeula Valley are tied for first place on the last day of the season. The Wolfpack will battle Vista Murrieta tonight and Temecula Valley will face Chaparral.

All Games start at 7pm.

Southwestern League Standings

Great Oak 7-2

Temecula Valley 7-2

Murrieta Mesa 6-3

Murrieta Valley 4-5

Vista Murrieta 3-6

Chaparral 0-9

Photos by Trisha Sanders

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