NEW ROCHELLE, New York - The MCC men's basketball team split a pair of games at the Monroe College Roundball Classic over the weekend.
The Tribunes (7-5) took down No. 18 Lackawanna College 90-81 on Saturday before falling to the host Mustangs 100-53 on Sunday.
Majesty Brandon flirted with a triple-double as MCC clipped the Falcons. The sophomore guard scored 16, pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds, and dished out nine assists while also nabbing five steals. Monroe built a 16-point second half lead and held on down the stretch.
Gilberto Cue and Keith King added 16 points apiece to pace the Tribune offense. Brandon, Cue, and King were a combined 9-for-16 from beyond the arc as MCC hit 52 percent of its 3-point attempts on the night. Rodney Johnson II knocked a pair from deep and finished with 12 points, while Wes Nelson Jr. added 10.
Sunday's contest went much differently, as the Mustangs opened a huge lead at the half and cruised to a win that avenged a defeat at the hands of MCC in November. Monroe College shot a blistering 59 percent from the field and held a 47-25 edge in rebounding.
Cue led MCC with 14 points and Nelson added 11.