ROCHESTER - The MCC women's basketball team closed out the regular season with a convincing 84-49 victory over Jamestown Community College on Monagan Court Saturday afternoon.
Samirah Henderson and Zorria West scored 17 points apiece to lead a balanced attack for the Tribunes, who improved to 8-2 in WNYAC play and 17-5 overall. Monroe is the second seed for the Region III, Division II tournament and have earned a bye into next Saturday's semifinals at Niagara County Community College. The title game would be Sunday at NCCC.
MCC jumped out to a 25-16 lead after the first quarter. Henderson knocked down three triples and scored 11 in the frame. The Monroe defense clamped down in the second, and the Tribunes led 40-26 at the break.
MCC then put it away in the third, outscoring the Jayhawks by 10 to take a commanding lead.
MCC held a 51-25 advantage in rebounding and had 19 second-chance points comparted to none for Jamestown. Monroe also scored 30 points off Jayhawk miscues.