MCC sweeps three at Charm City Classic

MCC sweeps three at Charm City Classic

BALTIMORE - The MCC women's basketball team ran its winning streak to 11 by taking three games at the Charm City Classic hosted by Baltimore City Community College over the weekend.

The Tribunes defeated Monroe College 91-82 in overtime on Friday before dismantling Northern Virginia 109-46 on Saturday. MCC (13-1) wrapped op the weekend by knocking off Harcum 89-77 on Sunday.

Friday's contest was the most exciting of the weekend. The Tribunes trailed by 16 entering the fourth quarter before exploding for 29 in the fourth. The final three points came on a Torrie Cash shot from beyond the arc just before the buzzer sounded to force overtime.

Cash had 14 in the fourth quarter alone, and Sierra Green added a trio of 3-pointers to spearhead the comeback.

The Mustangs scored the first bucket of the extra session, but MCC responded with the game's final 11 points to put it away. Green hit another 3, and the Tribunes were 6-for-6 from the free throw line to ice the victory.

Cash finished with 29 points, seven rebounds, and four assists for MCC. Green hit five 3's and scored 23. Lanay Rodney added 15 points and 12 boards, Shalix Hines scored 12, and Samirah Henderson added 10.

Erica Abitante was the story as MCC battled Northern Virginia in the middle game of the weekend set. The sophomore shooting guard set career-highs with nine 3-pointers and 38 points to lead the Tribunes to the rout.

Abitante finished 14-for-25 from the floor while also totaling seven rebounds and four steals. MCC had 23 steals on the game.

Rodney had another double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds, while Green also chipped in with 16 points. Henderson added 11 and Cash had 10.

Monroe started slow defensively against Harcum on Sunday and trailed 28-24 at the end of the first quarter. But MCC rebounded to outscore the Bears 41-26 over the next two quarters to take command.

Green hit three 3's in the third and had 11 points total in the frame to help MCC regain control. Rodney then helped put the game away with nine points in the fourth.

Rodney finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds and Green added 18 points for the Tribunes.  Hines had 14 and Cash 10.