Author: Marlena Wisdom


#8 ranked Moberly looks for 8th win

The 8th nationally ranked Moberly Area CC Greyhounds will host Penn Valley CC on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00 pm at the Fitzsimmons John Arena. The game will be preceded by the Lady Greyhounds playing Penn Valley at 5:00 pm. Both teams are undefeated with the men’s squad being 7-0 and Lady Hounds 6-0.

“This is a big week for us, as the competition really steps up with these three games,” said MACC Coach Patrick Smith, “Penn Valley is a very explosive team who can really score the ball, they are going to test our defense to the maximum. However, we like challenges like that and with the week we have coming, the best way to approach it is to focus on the two goals we always follow; improve every day and get ready to win the next game. I love basketball over Thanksgiving, it’s part of the Greyhound tradition and we look forward to the challenges that lay ahead.”




#8 ranked Hounds improve to 7-0

The Moberly Area Comm. College Men’s Basketball Team improved their record to 7-0 with two victories in the State Fair CC Laser Image Classic. The Greyhounds defeated Link Year Prep 119-77 in the opening game on Friday as they jumped to a 14-2 start en route to a 59-37 halftime lead. Moberly stretched the lead to 74-39 to start the second half before cruising to the victory. Randy Miller lead the scoring with 17 points(3-4 from three-point range), Freshman wing Sean Miller-Moore added 14 points, 6’8” freshman post JJ Matthews had 12 points and 6 rebounds, freshman PG Alonzo Verge added 12 points and 6 assists, freshman guard Billy Thomas scored 11 points on 3-5 three-point shooting, sophomore wing Tra Edwards had 11 points, and 6’6” sophomore power forward JaQualis Matlock scored 11 points. 6’7” freshman forward Alphonso Anderson had 10 points to round out the double-figure scoring. Cameron Carson and Porter Anderson lead Link Year Prep in scoring with 16 points each.

In Saturday’s game vs. Westminister JV’s, Moberly lead 60-25 at the half and coasted to a 117-49 victory. Randy Miller again leads the scoring with 23 points(4 made threes), sophomore PG Tyrone Alston scored 15 points. sophomore wing Dallas Morgan added 14 points, Alonzo Verge contributed 13 points along with 5 assists. Luke Rogers lead Westminister JV’s with 18 points(5 made three-pointers).

“Two nice wins but obviously the competition really steps up from here on out,” said Coach Patrick Smith, “However, I know our players are looking forward to that and our ability to play the process out each day in terms of improvement will determine our success.”

Moberly returns to action on Tuesday, November 21 as they host Penn Valley CC at 7:00 pm.




A road trip to Marshalltown, Iowa over the weekend resulted in two victories for the Moberly Area Community College Lady Greyhounds as the defeated NJCAA Division II #15 Des Moines Area Community College 60-46 on Friday night and host Marshalltown Community College 75-36 on Saturday.

MACC trailed Des Moines Area 16-8 at the end of the first quarter as they shot 4 of 13 from the field and committed nine turnovers, however the Lady Greyhounds battled back in the second quarter to send the game into halftime tied at 27.

“It was a great defensive battle,” said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “We were getting some really good looks in the first half, but missed some easy baskets and turned the ball over too many times. At halftime we simply talked about finishing better around the rim and taking better care of the basketball.”

MACC managed to outscore Des Moines Area 33-19 in the second half and held the Bears to their lowest point total of the season in the process. The Lady Greyhounds were outrebounded for the first time all season as Des Moines Area won the rebounding battle 48-35. MACC shot 40 percent from the field for the game and limited the Bears to just 26 percent, while forcing 30 turnovers.

Brianna Perry led the Lady Greyhounds with 16 points, Carnethia Brown added nine points and three assists, while Alexis Henry scored eight points. Anisha George had five rebounds and three blocks. Jocelyn Taylor also grabbed five rebounds to go with five steals, three assists, and two blocks.

“I was pretty disappointed with our rebounding effort,” said Killinger. “We don’t get outrebounded very often, so we will definitely take a look at some of the reasons why that may have occurred. But, overall I’m pleased to get a win in what was basically a road game. DMACC is a well-coached team that plays extremely hard and they are definitely worthy of being a top 25 team.”

On Saturday, MACC jumped out to a 39-19 halftime lead and equaled that performance in the second half to pick up the 39 point victory. The Lady Greyhounds shot 47 percent from the field, compared to just 27 percent for Marshalltown, and outrebounded their hosts 44-24.

George connected on six of seven shots, to finish with 12 points, and grabbed six rebounds. Angelica Wiggins also reached double digits in the scoring column with 11 points, while Sentreal Gregory rounded out the double digit scoring with 10 points, Wiggins had five rebounds and Gregory had four assists. Lunden Henry scored six points and added six rebounds and four steals on the night.

“This was a good trip for us,” said Killinger. “It gave us an opportunity to go on the road and learn a little more about ourselves. We still have a lot of room to grow, both individually and collectively, so we’ll continue to work on those areas and try to get better each day.”