Herd Splits on Road Trip

Herd Splits on Road Trip

Coming off consecutive home basketball wins over ranked opponents, the Mid-Atlantic Christian University men hit the road over the weekend, splitting games at Central Penn and Patrick Henry.

On Friday, MACU visited Central Penn, the #2-ranked team in USCAA Division II. After back-to-back wins over Johnson & Wales (NC) and Apprentice, both ranked in the top 20 in their respective divisions, the Mustangs' luck ran out against the Knights, falling 102-81. MACU trailed by just 11 points at halftime, thanks in large part to Colin Cunningham's (pictured) 15 points off the bench. The freshman guard was on fire from long range, hitting 5 from beyond the arc before intermission and finished with 18. Jeremy Vincent and Leander Williams also continued to have the hot hand from the floor and finished in double digits.

But Saturday's game with old Shenandoah-Chesapeake Conference foe Patrick Henry was a different story. The Mustangs' size and athleticism proved too much for the outmatched Sentinels as MACU cruised to a 117-48 win. Junior center Dixon Ogwo dominated inside, tallying 27 points and 22 rebounds. Williams added 22 points, 18 from beyond the arc. Senior Joseph Hill scored 15 points, Cunningham poured in 13, and Alex Stanley, Markel Ming and Vincent each added 10.

The win improved the Mustangs' record to 6-14 as they head into the final stretch of the season, having won three of their last four. MACU's final road game takes place Tuesday night at Apprentice. The Herd returns to Chesson Gym Saturday, February 11 for their final regular season game before hosting the Bible College National Invitational Tournament February 16-18.