Author: Marlena Wisdom


#8 ranked MACC improves to 4 – 0

The eighth-ranked Moberly Men’s Greyhounds survived a tough John Wood squad to win 83 – 78, Tuesday evening at the Fitzsimmons – John Arena. After jumping to an early 33 – 18 lead, and leading 46 – 38 at the half, Moberly saw John Wood come out hot to start the second half and take a 57 – 52 lead with 15 minutes remaining.  

Moberly fought back to take a 76 – 73 edge on a three pointer by Dallas Morgan and never trailed again in pulling out the close win. Alonzo Verge, Jr. led the Greyhounds in scoring, pumping in 25 points and 8 assists, while Morgan had 13 points. John Wood was led in scoring by Whiteman with 15 points, Fadika with 12 points and Schlotzhauer scored 11 points.

 Moberly improved to 4 – 0 on the season while John Wood dropped to 1 – 1. “We let our foot off the throttle and John Wood seized the momentum,” said Moberly Coach Patrick Smith. “They are so good running their offense, with multiple shooters and are well coached. We got stagnant offensively and made too many mistakes defensively. However, it was the first game we were really challenged in, and I’m happy with how we responded to adversity.”

 The Greyhounds will return to action this Saturday, November 11 as they host Southeastern Community College at 7:30 pm.





The Moberly Area Community College Women’s Basketball team improved to 3-0 last night as they knocked off John Wood Community College 86-38 at Fitzsimmons-John Arena.

The Lady Greyhounds trailed 9-7 near the midway point of the first quarter, however a 16-0 run gave MACC a 23-9 lead after 10 minutes of play. The two teams played even throughout the majority of the second quarter as the Lady Greyhounds took a 42-25 lead at halftime.

“We relaxed a little bit in the second quarter,” said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “But, you also have to give John Wood a lot of credit because they were able to get to the free throw line and knock down some shots.”

MACC stretched their advantage to 36 points at the end of the third quarter, outscoring John Wood 29-10 over the third period of play. The Lady Greyhounds grabbed 12 offensive rebounds during that stretch and were able to convert the majority of them into baskets.

“We did a great job on the offensive glass in the third quarter,” said Killinger. “We stress rebounding quite a bit and I was really pleased with our effort on the glass during that 10 minutes.”

Jocelyn Taylor led MACC with 18 points as four Lady Greyhounds reached double figures. Carnethia Brown scored 15 points, to go along with seven steals and four assists, while Angelica Wiggins had 14 points. Brianna Perry also reached double digits with 11 points. Lunden Henry and Alexis Henry led the MACC rebounding effort with eight and seven rebounds to their credit.

The Lady Greyhounds shot 46 percent from the field, including seven of 21 from the three point line, and held John Wood to just 31 percent shooting. MACC outrebounded John Wood 47-22 and forced 38 turnovers.






The Moberly Greyhound Basketball teams will host John Wood Community College from Quincy, IL in a women and men’s doubleheader on Tuesday, November 7.  The Women’s contest will start at 5:00 pm as they put their 2 – 0 record against the Blazers of John Wood. The Men’s game will follow at 7:00 pm. Both games will be streamed live on the Moberly Area Community College Facebook page.

The Greyhounds are off to a fast start as they have raced to a 3 – 0 record with victories over Faith Prep, Planet Academy and Arkansas Baptist College. John Wood opened their season with an 86 – 78 victory over North Central College.

“John Wood will be our toughest challenge of the regular season up to this point,” said Coach Patrick Smith. “They do a great job offensively of running their system, and they have very good shooters. They will come here to compete. We watched them in the jamboree game, and I was very impressed with their team. We are pleased with our performances so far, but have some areas where we must keep progressing, especially consistency of play.

”Moberly will return to action Saturday at the Fitzsimmons-John arena as they host Southeastern Iowa Community College at 7:00 pm.