Palomar College’s men’s basketball team beat Miramar College on Friday 79-76 splitting the series for the season.
It was a tight game with several lead changes and many unforced turnovers on both sides. Palomar had to rally to keep up with what seemed like a smaller but faster Miramar team.
Matt Meyers and Matt Beeler both towering at 6 foot 8 inches tall made their defensive presence known in the paint, Beeler came through with 8 assists and 6 points.
The Comets record now stands at 14-13 with 2 games remaining. Meyers got a double-double with 28 points and 12 rebounds while Lavale Coleman rang up 14 points and 7 boards.
Jamario Harris also had a good game pulling down 10 rebounds and coming away with 13 points.
Sophomore guard Jackson Strong, who averages 18.9 points per game was held to 2 points with Miramar defending him aggressively. Jamario Harris’ layup put the Comets up by 3 with 15 seconds left.
The Jets took a final shot and were fouled sending Miramar to the free throw line. After missing the first free throw, they purposely missed the second to try to get possession, but time ran out in the fight for the ball.
The Comets are now 4-4 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference with a shot at still making the PCAC tournament.