Author: Marlena Wisdom


It was a record breaking performance by the Moberly Area Community College Women’s Basketball team on Wednesday night at Fitzsimmons-John Arena as they defeated Graceland University J.V. by a score of 117-20. The 97 point margin of victory surpasses the previous mark of 96 set January 30, 1997 against Forest Park.

“I have always told our teams that any time you can set a record at Moberly that you have really accomplished something special,” said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “The program has such a proud tradition and there have been so many great teams and great players here that just being a part of the history of the program means a lot to me.”

Angelica Wiggins poured in a career high 27 points as she connected on 10 of 14 shots from the field and four of six three point attempts. TrEl’Shawn Smith came off the bench to notch her career high as well with 15 points. Sentreal Gregory had 14 points and five assists, and both Anisha George and Jocelyn Taylor added 12 points. Carnethia Brown had a game high eight assists, while collecting seven points, and seven steals. Chrishey Wilkes grabbed nine rebounds, while Lunden Henry secured eight boards.

The Lady Greyhounds shot just under 60 percent from the field and outrebounded Graceland 45-20.

“You never really know what to expect when you schedule a J.V. team,” said Killinger. “We had a long, long break in our schedule and we needed to play a game before we headed to Marshalltown this weekend. We were fortunate that we were able to get something scheduled and I’m proud of the approach our team took for this game.”

MACC will travel to Marshalltown, Iowa this weekend to participate in the Emerson Classic. The Lady Greyhounds are scheduled to play NJCAA Division II #15 Des Moines Area Community College on Friday at 1:00 p.m. and host Marshalltown Community College at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.





8th ranked Greyhounds stay undefeated at 5-0

The 8th ranked Moberly Greyhounds defeated Southeastern Iowa 65-58 at the Fitzsimmons-John Arena. After falling behind early 16-5 to the visiting Blackhawks, the Greyhounds stormed back to a 32-21 halftime lead behind 4 three pointers by sophomore guard Randy Miller.

After extending the lead to 37-23, Moberly saw Southeastern close to a three point gap with 12 minutes remaining. The Greyhounds went on a 6-0 run to extend the lead. Miller led the Greyhounds in scoring with 20 points, while freshman guard Billy Thomas added 14 points. Patrick Jackson led Southeastern in scoring with a game high 25 points while Victor Nwagbaraocha added 10 points.

The Greyhounds improved to 5-0 with the victory while Southeastern Iowa dropped to 3-1 for the season. “I thought this was an excellent early season game,” said Coach Patrick Smith, “Two teams who really defended well, made offensive basketball somewhat ugly. Southeastern really got after us, jumped on us early, so I was real pleased how we stayed the course and handled the ups and downs of the game. With that said, we are a work in progress and must focus this week on striving to reach the next level. Will Rucker and Tyrone Alston were huge for us with their contributions. I always say we need 8 to 9 players we consider as starters.”

The game was sponsored by John Cochran and Valentine Insurance Agency. The Hounds will return to action this Friday in the State Fair Classic, taking on Link Year Prep at 3:00 pm.



Game sponsored by Valentine Insurance Agency

Two unbeaten squads will take the floor this Saturday, November 11th as the Moberly Greyhound host Southeastern Community College from West Burlington, Iowa in one of the oldest rivalries in JUCO Basketball. Both teams are 4-0 in the early season. Game time is at 7:30 p.m. at the Fitzsimmons-John Arena. The Greyhounds are currently ranked #8 in the NJCAA pre-season rankings.

“Southeastern Iowa, under coach Lorenzo Watkins, has a very good, athletic team and this will be a great test and challenge for our squad,” said Coach Patrick Smith. “Their guards will be one of the better groups we play against and they have a very big, athletic front line. We must keep progressing, as we played hard against John Wood but made too many mistakes within our system. Fortunately we got a win and now it’s on to to the next game.

The game will be sponsored by John Cochran and Valentine Insurance Agency.

 “John Cochran and his family have meant so much to the college, and our basketball program over the years,” added Coach Smith. “As a player, coach and a booster, we really appreciate the many years of support.  Coaching his son Brett was very special to me as part of the Greyhound legacy, same as having Will Rucker play for the Greyhounds after the great career of his grandfather Lawrence. We are very thankful to John for this sponsorship.”