MCC squared off against the #2 seed, Faith Baptist Bible College, in the MCCC Tournament Championship game. These two teams had only met once in the regular season back in November and the Crusaders had won 89-83 in Manhattan. Things were tight for the first fifteen minutes of the game, as MCC held onto a slim 29-25 lead, however the Crusaders would close the half on a 12-1 run to take a 41-26 lead. This time Ruis led the way with 19 first half points on 8 of 11 shooting. MCC would start the second half on a 14-4 run to take a commanding 55-30 lead and from there would coast to the 83-62 victory. Ruis and Chisam would both finish with 22 points on the night, while Penner had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Sage Ruis was named the MVP of the Conference and Lonnie Penner was selected First Team All-Conference and Jack Mitchell was named Second Team All-Conference. MCC is now 22-8 on the season and they will head to the NCCAA Central Region Tournament on Friday where they will open play at 3:00pm as the top seed.
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