Thunder Hoops Sweep Central

Manhattan, KS - In what proved to be a great afternoon for Thunder hoops fans, both the men's and women's basketball teams were able to get victories over Central Christian College of the Bible (Mo.). The first game of the afternoon saw the women's basketball team knock off the lady Saints to earn their second win of the season. The ladies were powered to a victory with a big afternoon from junior Kennedy Wilson, who went for 24 pt and 9 rebs off of 11-18 from the floor, and sophomore Elise Corbett, who stuffed the stat sheet to the tune of 16 pts, 6 rebs, 6 assists and 7 steals. The team found themselves down by 2 at the end of the first quarter before exploading for 25 points in the second to take an 8 point lead into halftime. The second half saw MCC lead by as many as 12 points before holding on for a three point victory, 71-68.

In the second game of the double header the men's team took on the nationally ranked #8 Central Christian squad. MCC jumped out to a 20-9 lead on the heels of 8 early points from senior Payton Stephens. MCC would go on to extend the first half lead to 25 points at halftime off of a buzzer beating jumpshot from freshman Taymont Lindsey. The second half would see all 13 players in uniform get extended minutes as the lead would inflate to as many as 30 with less than 15 minutes to go. Central would make a run in the last five minutes to cut a 25 point lead down to fifteen by the final horn for the 99-84 victory. The Thunder were led in scoring by sophomore Ferdinand Handy with 18 points. Jaelon Carter would add 14 points and 6 rebounds off the bench. 

Next up is a Tuesday night showdown with Randall University with game times starting at 5:00 pm for the women and 7:00 pm for the men. The Randall men's team is currently ranked #1 in the Nation. 

MCC Scoreboard

3/13/2021 | Mens Basketball vs. No. 4 Grace Bible College | L, 77-61 
3/11/2021 | Mens Basketball vs. No. 7 Southeastern Bible College | W, 83-73 
3/10/2021 | Mens Basketball vs. No. 3 Johnson University-Tennessee | L, 97-92 (2OT)
2/25/2021 | Mens Basketball vs. No. 2s Arlington Baptist College | L, 88-81 
2/20/2021 | Womens Basketball vs. No. 5 Faith Baptist Bible College | W, 78-67