ROCHESTER – On the strength of five players in double figures, as well as a monster fourth quarter, the MCC women's basketball team powered its way to an 83-57 win over Mercyhurst North East in a Western New York Athletic Conference clash Monday evening.
The Tribunes (3-1 WNYAC, 11-4 overall) led by seven heading to the fourth before outscoring the Saints (1-3, 12-6) 29-10 over the final 10 minutes to win going away. Samirah Henderson scored 10 of her 18 in the frame as Monroe connected on 11-of-19 from the field.
Conversely, a stingy Tribune defense held Mercyhurst to just 1-for-13 from the floor to close it out.
Henderson had a pair of 3's and Zorria West chipped in with five points as MCC led 21-17 after one quarter. The lead was 40-28 at the break.
The Saints took advantage of some cold Monroe shooting in the third to fight back into the contest. But MCC went on a quick 11-2 run to open the fourth and cruised from there.
West led all scorers with 19 points to go along with six boards. Kendra Lawton was a force in the paint all night and finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds to go along with five steals.