MCC Men Defeat Calvary, Clinch Share of Conference Title

Manhattan, KS - In their second matchup of the season with the Calvary University Warriors, MCC came away with the 82-54 victory. Although the final margin was close to what happened in the first meeting (101-72), MCC struggled in the first half half against the Warriors for most of the first half. MCC and Calvary exchanged the lead nine times and with Calvary leading 22-20 with just over five minutes to go in the first half MCC went on a 13-2 run to turn their deficit into a 33-24 lead. At halftime the Thunder held a 37-29 lead.

MCC got off to a strong start in the second half by going on a 17-4 run to push their lead out to 54-33 to finally put some distance between them and the Warriors. Ray McDonald led MCC with 18 points, Mike White chipped in with 14 points and 10 boards while Chance Houston added 12 points and 7 assists. Coach Condra commented, "I am very impressed with Calvary, they have a very solid team and Coach Sanders is doing a nice job with them. Their big kid (Zeb Green) is a force down low and he caused some problems for us tonight. I thought our guys did a good job of playing hard and offensively while we didn't shoot it as well as we have been we still were able to do what we needed to, to get the victory."

With this win MCC clinched at least a share of the Conference title for the ninth time in the last eleven years. MCC will be back in action on Friday at Central Christian College of the Bible.

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