the third ranked MCC women (6-2) rolled over Grace University 92 to 39 Friday at Omaha. Manhattan scored the first 13 points of the game to force a Grace timeout. After the timeout Manhattan extended the lead 18 to 2. Manhattan led 40 to 16 at the half. MCC scored the first 13 points of the second half to extend the lead to 53 to 16. The game’s largest margin was 55 points late in the second half.
The Lady Crusaders shot 50% from the field on 32 of 64 attempts. Manhattan controlled the boards to outrebounded Grace 54 to 31. MCC turned the ball over only 9 times for the game compared to Grace’s 20 turnovers.
Forward Libby Witte scored 25 points and grabbed 19 rebounds for Manhattan. Sophomore guards Rebecca Hawthorne and Mackenzie Matavosky each added 13 points. Senior point guard Sarah Wenger added 8 points along with 4 steals. Faatimah Dreher and Ashley Roh each had 9 points for Grace.
MCC plays Union College on Tuesday night in Manhattan.
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