Day: December 4, 2018


The Moberly Area CC Women’s Basketball Team was defeated by Johnson County Community College at John Wood Community College on Friday, November 30. The Lady Greyhounds struggled to get into a rhythm offensively in the first half, getting down 21-5 at one point in the second quarter. They went into halftime with a 14 point deficit.

MACC scored 27 points in the third quarter to take a one point advantage going into the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter resulted in both teams trading baskets. Johnson County secured some key offensive rebounds that were converted into points at the end of the game to gain a four point lead with just under a minute to go. Freshman Kaysie Newson hit a three point field goal out of a time out to cut the lead to one point. MACC had to foul and JCCC made their free throws to secure the three point win.

“I’m proud of the heart that we showed come back in this game after such a slow start offensively in the first half. Our defense is doing a nice job of limiting other teams right now, but our offense, especially in the first half, has been a weakness,” said Coach Hana Haden. “We have to come out with a better sense of urgency; not just wait until our backs are against the wall. And we have to continue to learn to be disciplined with our shot selection. Johnson County is a very solid team and I thought we did a nice job defending them. We will continue to work on our issues on the offensive end.”



Defeated 91-75 in Missouri-Illinois Shootout

The Moberly Area CC Men’s Basketball Team was defeated by John A. Logan College 91-75 in the Missouri vs. Illinois Basketball Shootout this past Sunday at Forest Park CC in St. Louis. The Greyhounds fell behind early 17-5 and although cutting the lead to 7 points early in the second half at 43-50, could not get any closer the remainder of the game. Moberly was lead in scoring by Alonzo Verge who had 22 points and 12 assists while Sean Miller-Moore added 21 points and 7 rebounds.

“It was definitely a very challenging week with the tough loss at Southeastern Iowa and then the loss to John Logan this past Sunday,” said Coach Pat Smith, “Without a doubt, the best two teams we’ve played and we need to learn a lot from it. We’ve got to figure it out and make the improvements necessary to become the type of team that can win these games. John Logan played really well and I’ve got to systematically and through execution get to where we can become much better defensively, more efficient on offense and make sure we have the right playing rotation. It’s a long season and while we badly want to get where we need to be right now, more importantly to see the entire picture and have our team where they need to be in January thru March. Knew with our schedule that there would be some tough stretches and we’re in one right now, huge to use this week of practice to make the changes necessary.”

Moberly dropped to 7-4 with the loss while John Logan improved to 8-1 with the victory. The Greyhounds return to action this Saturday, December 8 with a home contest vs. arch rival Indian Hills Comm. College.