When Campuses Clash!
(From left to right, front row: Carlos "the Ringer" Borges, Bill "Rough" Howshan, Kevin "The Bellringer" Belfiore, "the Jammer" Pam Flaherty ; back row: "Sky a la" Pramod Bhardwaj, Patrick "Cookie Monster" Cook, Jonathan "the Rocket" Crockett, Kevin "the Tower of Power" Donovan, Chris "the Workforce Workhorse" Brennan and Dan "the Man" Martin.
The MCC Middle-Agers took to the court last night against our compadres over at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Some of you may recall that UML drew first blood in the first Clash of the Campuses in 2008.
This year, an MCC crew looking for redemption took the lead right out of the gate and held onto it for just about the whole game. The game was a nail-biter, no doubt, with UML taking the lead at one point. But tenacious MCC rebounding, coupled with some fluid passing and a fast break that would make the Celtics proud, allowed MCC to regain and maintain its lead. With just seconds to go, "Sky a la" Pramod Bhardwaj dropped a soft jumper into the hoop to give the Middle-Agers some breathing room as the clock ran out, with MCC notching a "W" with a final score of 35-30.
A great time had by all, and special thanks to the MCC faculty, staff, and family members who turned out to watch the Middle-Agers trucking up and down the court. Special props go out to Jonathan "the Rocket" Crockett for pulling the game together.