Author: Marlena Wisdom


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.”





#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.