Niagara County Community College had a rough start to it's conference slate, dropping a 96-70 Region III contest to visiting Monroe Community College on Wednesday night. The Thunderwolves, ranked No. 15 in the preseason NJCAA Div. II poll, fell to 1-1 on the young season.
Some cold NCCC shooting in the early going helped the Tribunes build up a 20-point first-half lead. The Thunderwolves, though, would fight back and cut the deficit to just seven midway through the second half. That's when Majesty Brandon took over, canning five of his game-high six 3-pointers for MCC. He finished with 24 points.
Next up for the Thunderwolves, who were out-rebounded 55-33 in the loss, is a road tilt at conference rival Genesee CC. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.