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Bitter losss for Southwestern men's basketball team

Mon, Jan 21 2013 12:12 PM Posted By: Tom Basinski

Losing is especially distasteful when you had the lead the entire game. That is what happened last Friday in Southwestern’s 62-58 loss to Grossmont.
The Jaguars led by as many as 10 points in the second half and it appeared the taller Griffins of Grossmont were en route to their 11th loss. The win improved their record to 6-10.
Southwestern, with only two sophomores on the roster, needs to mature rapidly. One Jaguar was called for a blatant pushing foul that happened right in front of the referee. Coach John Cosentino asked the young player why he did it. The lad answered, “He pushed me first.” Cosentinno sarcastically remarked that the retaliatory shove was a real smart move.
At the conclusion of the game, Cosentino was so upset with his team he shook the hand of Grossmont coach Doug Weber and strode out of the gym without a backward glance at his shocked and bewildered boys.
Grossmont sunk 24 free throws while Southwestern had only three.
Robert Romero with 23 points and Tyson Kyar with 20 led Grossmont. Jay Stone had 15 for the Jaguars, whose record slipped to 8-9.

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