The Moberly Area Community College women’s basketball team used a strong defensive effort to defeat visiting Marshalltown Community College, 77-41, at Fitzsimmons-John Arena last night. The victory improved the Greyhound Women to 22-5 on the season as they hosted their 6th Annual Shooting for a Cure event to raise money for the Randolph County Relay for Life.
MACC led 18-10 after the first quarter of play and built a 16 point, 41-25, advantage at halftime behind 14 points from Anna Stewart. The Greyhound Women forced 12 Marshalltown turnovers in the opening half, while limiting them to just six of 18 shooting from the field.
Carnethia Brown helped to put the game away in the third quarter as she connected on four shots from beyond the arc as MACC used a 14-2 run to begin the second half and outscored Marshalltown 20-4 to take a 61-29 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Brown led all scorers with 23 points on the evening and also grabbed five rebounds. Stewart finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Brianna Perry added nine points, while Anisha George had eight points and five rebounds. Romekia Wallace had a team high six assists. She also scored six points and registered seven rebounds. Shauna Rinehart connected on a pair of three’s for six points. Angelica Wiggins scored five points and had three assists, while Tinon Hunter had five rebounds and a team high three steals.
“We played pretty well overall,” said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “We did a good job of moving the ball on offense and defensively we executed our game plan. Carnethia really broke the game open in the third quarter after Anna got us going in the first half.”
MACC shot 43 percent from the field compared to just 28 percent for Marshalltown. The Greyhound Women held a 49-28 rebounding advantage and turned the ball over a season low eight times.