Torrez McKoy’s netted a game-high 29 points, shot at 45 per cent and forced four steals to help lead the Red River College Rebels to their third straight MCAC title.
McKoy’s effort earned him the MCAC playoff MVP award, as well as MCAC male athlete of the week.
With the win, the Rebels enter the NIAC tournament with a perfect 14-0 record.
“It feels great. I mean there’s no other way to say that,” said Rebels head coach Scott Kirkpatrick. “… you know when you’re 14-0, it’s not often you really look the coach’s way. You know you got a lot of. Talent on your roster at 14-0 and it shows.”
McKoy is some of the talent Kirkpatrick is speaking about, and the RRC coach said he wasn’t surprised McKoy had a big game in the 90-73 championship game win.
“I think you saw in some of the game today, when he [McKoy] wants to make a play, he has another gear that he steps into and he lives for these big moments,” Kirkpatrick said.
RRC’s North Gym bleachers were filled during the game, something McKoy fed off of throughout the game.
“I love a big crowd. It makes me play a lot better,” said McKoy.
McKoy and the rest of the Rebels team will look to finish off a perfect season by winning the NIAC championship this weekend.