The SCTCC men's basketball team played host to Minnesota West on Wednesday evening at the Whitney Recreation Center. This marked the final home game for the team this season. The Cyclones did not disappoint the fans in attendance as they broke multiple school records.
The Cyclones jumped out of the gates quickly vs the Blue Jays, building an 11-0 lead before a put back basket to stop the run. The first half saw the lead rise to as many as 26 points as sophomores Darian Marshall (22 points) and Nick Raeker (11 points) led the way. The halftime score was 63-39 with the Cyclones shooting 54% as a team while holding the visitors to 42% from the floor.
The second half saw the Cyclones stiffen up defensively, limiting the Blue Jays to only 38% FG and creating 19 TOs. Every Cyclone got in the scorebook, including 7 in double figures. The team continued their hot shooting, finishing 53% from the field. The final score was 118-65. http://njcaa.org/sports/mbkb/2016-17/div3/boxscores/20170222_j65k.xml
The 118 points was a new school record for points in a game. The Cylcones finished with 44 field goals and 35 assists, both team records.
Before the game, the 6 Cyclone sophomores were recognized for their commitment to the program over the past 2 years. This class has won 39 games, including 20 wins last season. Coach Cone commented on the dedication from the sophomores: "This class has taken our program to a nationally recognized level again, and their drive to succeed between the lines has been evident throughout their careers here. I am proud to have coached these young men and look forward to their futures after the leave SCTCC as well."