MCC Men end Season at Regionals

Arlington, TX - The MCC men's basketball team saw their season come to an end at the Southwest Regional Tournament, losing to Randall University 90-74. The Thunder were the #4 seed entering the tournament and had advanced to the Regional Semi-Finals with a thrilling 72-71 win over Dallas Christian College. MCC trailed for the first 39 minutes of the contest and took their first lead when Nate Awbrey connected on a mid-range jump shot to put MCC up 72-71 with 35 seconds left. MCC survived two missed shots by Dallas to hold on for the victory. Awbrey's jump shot concluded an impressive final three and half minutes for MCC as they had trailed Dallas 71-60 at that point. From there MCC would go on to score the games final twelve points. Nate Awbrey and Alex Mitura led the way for MCC with 19 points while Chelvin Webb chipped in with 16 points.

In the semi-finals against Randall University MCC struggled in the opening half and saw Randall lead by as many as 14 points. By halftime the margin sat at 52-40. MCC was never able to mount a serious charge against the Saints, who entered the contest as the #1 team in the country. Daton Aaron and Chelvin Webb led MCC with 12 points each. Dataon Aaron, Logan Larue and Alex Mitura all played their final game at MCC in this contest. Following the game the Southwest Region announced their awards and Gabe Awbrey was named 1st Team All-Region and Chelving Webb was named Honorable Mention All-Region. 

For the season MCC ended with 15-14 mark, the team saw strong improvement going 12-7 second semester after struggling to a 3-7 before Christmas Break. 

MCC Scoreboard

1/22/2021 | Mens Basketball vs. Emmaus Bible College | W, 86-74 
1/21/2021 | Mens Basketball Faith Baptist Bible College | W, 92-66 
1/19/2021 | Womens Basketball at Calvary University | W, 63-58 
1/16/2021 | Womens Basketball at Central Christian College of the Bible | L, 64-60 
1/13/2021 | Womens Basketball vs. Southwestern Adventist | W, 76-45