Day: December 6, 2017


When the first regular season Top 25 Poll was released by the NJCAA for Division I Women’s Basketball it was expected that the Lady Greyhounds from Moberly Area Community College would appear somewhere in the Top 25. However, not only did they appear in the first poll they jumped from not being ranked in the preseason poll all the way to the 11th spot.

“I’m really happy for our girls to receive this kind of recognition,” said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “We have some quality wins against some good opponents and they have worked extremely hard, since last spring for our returners, to put themselves in a position to be considered in the rankings.”

The Lady Greyhounds have now been ranked in the Top 25 or receiving votes for the poll in four of Killinger’s seven season as the head coach at MACC and were last ranked as high as 11th on January 7th of 2009 under head coach Katie Vaughn. During the 2012-2013 season the Lady Greyhounds were ranked as high as 17th, while appearing in the Top 25 or receiving votes in eight of the 14 regular season polls. That season marked the first time in 46 months that the program had appeared in the Top 25. The following season MACC received votes in four of the 11 regular season polls, but were unable to crack the Top 25.

Last season, the Lady Greyhounds were ranked 25th heading into Christmas Break, with a 13-1 record, and had received votes in the previous two polls, however a 10-7 mark during the second half of the season prevented them from remaining in the rankings.

“While it is an honor for other people to notice and recognize your success it also puts a bigger target on your back,” said Killinger. “We are going to do everything we can to keep taking things one day at a time and one game at a time. We have some very tough opponents on our schedule for next semester and the region schedule is always difficult to navigate, but we’ll do our best and keep working on the things we need to do in order to improve.”

MACC will face Missouri Baptist J.V. in their final home game of the semester on Thursday and then travel to St. Louis on Sunday where they will face Southeastern Illinois College as part of the St. Louis C.C. Shootout.



#12 ranked Greyhounds play Iowa Central

The Moberly Area Community College Men’s Basketball Team will play in Highland CC(Freeport, IL) William Baer Invitational Tournament on Dec. 8-9. In the opening round on Friday, Moberly will play against Division II #13 ranked Iowa Central (10-1) at 5:00 pm. Saturday, MACC will play Marshalltown CC at 3:00 PM and then finish the tournament against host Highland CC at 7:00 pm. The event will be composed of six teams and the Greyhounds have won back-to-back titles in the tourney.

“The Highland Tourney is one of my favorite events I’ve ever participated in,” said Coach Patrick Smith, “maybe because we’ve won the last two events, but Pete Norman and Highlands simply do a great job putting this on.

We play three very good teams and we’ve got to approach it with the attitude of playing well and winning one game at a time. I’m always interested in how we finish the first semester off, on and off the court. We have the opportunity at this time to be as good as we’ve been all season, we are a work in progress and must be improving mentally and physically every day. We are looking forward to the competition this weekend.”

The Moberly Men’s Team was ranked #12 in the first NJCAA National Poll and currently are 10-1 on the season.