MCC Men Fall 85-76 to McPherson

The Manhattan Christian College men's basketball team opened their season on Tuesday night and dropped a non-conference contest to the McPherson Bulldogs, 85-76.  McPherson started the game strong opening up a 12-2 lead causing the Thunder to call a timeout just a few minutes in.  The Bulldogs followed that with a 14-2 run, which gave them a 26-4 lead less than 10 minutes into the game.  MCC began to play better in the latter part of the first half and found themselves trailing 45-31 at the half.  

In the second half MCC went on a run of their own, outscoring the Bulldogs 21-6 to knot the game at 52.  From there the lead went back and forth, until the Thunder grabbed their largest lead of the game at 66-62.  McPherson responded with a 6-0 run to go up 68-66, and that was a lead they would never relinquish.  MCC was down 76-74 with under two minutes left, but proceeded to turn the ball over twice and McPherson responded with a three-pointer and basket to extend their lead and put the game away.  Jacob Harper led MCC with 17 points, while Will Chisam had 16 points and 10 boards.  Mike White also had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Sage Ruis scored 13 points all coming in the second half.

MCC is now 0-1 on the season and will be back in action on Thursday night at 7:00pm against Union College (Lincoln, NE) at the City Auditorium.

MCC Scoreboard

2/25/2021 | Mens Basketball vs. No. 2s Arlington Baptist College | L, 88-81 
2/20/2021 | Mens Basketball vs. No. 1 Barclay College | W, 109-90 
2/20/2021 | Womens Basketball vs. No. 5 Faith Baptist Bible College | W, 78-67 
2/19/2021 | Mens Basketball vs. No. 3 Faith Baptist Bible College | W, 93-70 
2/19/2021 | Womens Basketball vs. No. 7 Central Christian College of the Bible | W, 64-57