Day: January 10, 2018


Lose road opener in MCCAC Conference

The Moberly Area Community College Men’s Basketball Team was defeated In their MCCAC Conference Opener by St. Louis CC Archers 80-71 Tuesday evening. Moberly jumped out to an early 10-3 and 20-9 lead before gaining a 35-33 halftime advantage. After leading early in the second half 40-35, Moberly saw St. Louis CC come back and eventually gain a 63-47 lead aided by many of the 20 turnovers the Greyhounds committed. MACC would get back within 72-69 but could get no closer as St. Louis CC hit free throws down the stretch to gain the victory. Randy Miller, Jr. lead Moberly in scoring with 17 points while Dallas Morgan scored 11 points. Wooten lead the Archers in scoring with 30 points, Pruitt and Lloyd had 12 points each while Lockett contributed 10 points.

“It was just a bad night in St. Louis,” said Coach Patrick Smith, “We really struggled to execute offensively and just not getting the defensive stops we need to be successful. 20 turnovers doomed us which lead to transition points for them, we gave up offensive rebounds and 2nd chance points and just had too many breakdowns. I take the blame because I just didn’t have us ready to play tonight, it’s back to the drawing board and we have to make sure we have our effort and system ready to go Friday night. I give Coach Terry Collins and his team just a lot of credit, they outplayed and outcoached us to get this win. However, we can bounce back from this and need to move forward to become the type of team we want to be.”

Moberly dropped to 15-3 with their second straight loss. They will return to action this Friday, January 12 as they host Three Rivers Comm.College Raiders in their opening Region 16 game at 7:00 pm at the Fitzsimmons John Arena.




Despite playing their fifth straight game away from Fitzsimmons-John Arena the Moberly Area Community College Lady Greyhounds managed to stay unbeaten as they traveled to NJCAA Division II #6 ranked St. Louis Community College on Tuesday night. MACC, who cracked the Top 10 for the first time all season, entered the game ranked 9th in the country and improved to 17-0 with a 94-79 victory.

After shooting 40 percent from the field in the first quarter and holding a one point advantage the Lady Greyhounds erupted for 27 second quarter points as they connected on 12 of 16 shot attempts to take a 44-31 lead at halftime.

MACC quickly built their lead to 20 in the third quarter, but St. Louis answered with a run of their own to trim the lead back to 11, 69-58, after three quarters of play. The two teams traded baskets early in the fourth quarter, but a 13-0 run by the Lady Greyhounds stretched their lead back to 20 with just four minutes remaining in the contest.

“I’m really proud of our girls for being able to play away from our home court for five straight games and be able to find a way to win each of those games,” said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “We had a lot of different people step up and make big shots in this game.”

Six players reached double figures in the scoring column for MACC led by Angelica Wiggins, who scored 18 points and delivered five assists to her teammates. Lunden Henry scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds. Brianna Perry had 15 points and a team high eight assists. Jocelyn Taylor recorded 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Anisha George finished with 13 points in just 14 minutes of action and Sentreal Gregory rounded out the double digit scorers with 11 points.

The Lady Greyhounds shot 61 percent from the field for the game, while St. Louis became the first team to shoot higher than 40 percent against MACC this season as they converted 44 percent of their field goals. The rebounding battle was even.

“Before the game we talked about stopping big runs and sustaining our own runs,” said Killinger. “I thought we did a pretty good job of responding at some crucial moments in the game, whether it was getting a defensive stop or making an extra pass to get someone else just a little bit better shot.”