Day: March 2, 2020

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The Moberly Area Community College Women’s Basketball Team captured the Region XVI Championship on Saturday, February 29th, defeating the #21 nationally ranked Three Rivers Community College 83-70 at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Moberly dominated the game from start to finish, holding a 30-16 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Greyhounds held a 45-33 lead at half and extended the lead to 24 points in the third quarter. The 13 point final deficit was as close as the Raiders would get.

Freshman DeAnna Wilson led all scorers with 20 points and also added 10 rebounds, marking her 16th double-double of the season. Freshmen B’Aunce Carter added 14 points and 8 rebounds while freshmen Bi’Anna Pettis and Bryce Dowell added 10 points and 9 points, respectively.

The Lady Greyhounds defense forced Three Rivers into 24 turnovers and held the Raiders, who are ranked #3 nationally in points per game, 19 points under their average.

“I’m so proud of how this team stepped up and seized the moment. They were fearless from start to finish and competed their hearts out. We’ve taken pride in our defense all season long and today, it won us a championship,” said Coach Hana Haden.

The championship game moved Moberly to 28-4 and marked the 11th straight win for the Greyhounds who were ranked #25 in the most recent NJCAA poll. Moberly will travel to Council Bluffs, Iowa to take on Iowa Western Community College for the District Title. The winner will receive a bid to the NJCAA Tournament in Lubbock, Texas.  




Defeat #5 Mineral Area 91-65

The Moberly Area Comm. College Men’s Basketball Team continued their season success by capturing the NJCAA Region 16 Championship with an 91-65 victory over #5 nationally ranked Mineral Area College on Saturday evening at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Moberly fell behind 12-2 to start the game and trailed 21-12 at the 13:00 mark of the first half. However, they went on a 30-5 run to take a 42-26 halftime lead behind Sophomore wing Markelo Sullivan going 6-6 from three point range. Moberly scored the first six points of the second half and was never threatened for the remainder of the game. Sullivan lead Moberly with a game high 22 points, Eddie Creal scored 17 points and Quinton Drayton added 14 points. Marlevy Leons lead Mineral Area with 14 points, Kevin Legardy scored 12 points and Angelo Stuart added 10 points.

“Just a tremendous effort by a bunch of young men who play so hard and trust our process along with each other,” said Coach Pat Smith, “It’s tough to repeat as regional champs, especially with just one player back from last year’s really good team. I thought our defense was really good, we moved the ball exceptionally well and we continued to just get solid contributions from all of our nine man rotation. We seized momemtum the first half and never let off the throttle. The best part about our situation is we’re still playing, get to practice this week and have everything under our control with the District Championship coming up and trying to get back to Hutch. Mineral Area is a really good team and just take a lot of pride in the performance of our guys Saturday evening along with the entire semester.”

Moberly improved to 26-6 on the season with their sixth straight victory, 16th win in last 18 games and currently ranked #19 nationally. Mineral Area dropped to 30-2 with the loss with both defeats coming to Moberly. Moberly will host the winner of Region 4(Triton vs. Highland) on Saturday evening at 7 pm at the Fitzsimmons-John Arena.