Lady Tribs continue winning ways

MCC Women's Basketball
Photo by Jack Buckley

ROCHESTER - The MCC women's basketball team continued its solid play with a 77-57 win over visiting Genesee Community College in a Western New York Athletic Conference battle Saturday afternoon.

The win was the eighth in the past 10 games for the Tribunes, who improved to 6-2 in the WNYAC and 15-5 overall. GCC falls to 4-4, 16-9.

Monroe jumped out to a quick lead after the first quarter and used the momentum the rest of the contest. The Tribunes outscored the Cougars 24-8 over the first 10 minutes, thanks in large part to a 19-7 edge in rebounding. Samirah Henderson was 5-for-7 from the floor and scored 11 in the frame to put Monroe out in front.

The Tribunes led by 20 at the break before Genesee made a run in the third quarter. The Cougars outscored Monroe 21-11 in the third to cut it to 10, but MCC rebounded in the fourth to put it away.

Henderson finished with a game-high 17 points on an efficient 8-of-12 from the field. Lyrik' Jackson chipped in with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Jamiya Eaddy totaled 12 points, six rebounds, five assists, and four steals.

Zorria West had 10 points and eight boards, Zairea Hannah scored nine, and Kendra Lawton and Cierra Harrison tallied eight points apiece. Lawton also hauled down 11 rebounds as MCC finished with a 53-32 advantage on the glass.