Category: Men’s Basketball

MACC GREYHOUND ATHLETIC BANQUET ON SATURDAY, APRIL 9

Honoring both Greyhound National Tournament Squads

The Moberly Area Community College Athletic Banquet will be on Saturday, April 9 beginning at 6:00 pm in the MACC Auditorium. The Banquet will be honoring both Greyhound Basketball squads who participated in the NJCAA National Championships along with the MACC Greyhound Cheerleaders.

The event will start with a catered meal at 6:00 pm with the squads being honored afterwards by their respective coaches. 

The cost for the banquet will be $20 per person.

 The Lady Greyhounds finished 26-6 on the season under the direction of Coach Hana Haden and received an At-Large berth to the NJCAA National Tournament. 

The MACC Cheerleaders were strong supporters of both teams this season under Coach Shauna Gilbert. 

The Men’s Basketball Team finished the season 28-7, won 6 championships along with  the NJCAA Region 16 Title and Midwest District Championship participating in the NJCAA Sweet 16 at the NJCAA National Tournament.

MACC GREYHOUNDS ELIMINATED IN SWEET 16 AT HUTCHINSON

Defeat Pearl River but lose to #1 Salt Lake CC 83-86

The Moberly Area Community College Men’s Basketball Team was one of 24 teams that qualified to play in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.  The #16 seeded Greyhounds defeated #17 seed Pearl River 95-89 in overtime due to a memorable 60 foot shot MACC guard Tyren Moore at the buzzer in regulation in the opening round of the tourney.  In the Sweet 16 round, Moberly overcame a 23 point deficit to trim the lead to 1 point in the last seconds before losing to #1 seeded Salt Lake City CC 83-86.  

                                                                MOBERLY 95, PEARL RIVER 89 OT

Moberly controlled the first half and eventually lead 36-31 at the half.  After stretching the lead to 48-39, Moberly saw Pearl River come back and gain a 67-61 lead. With the score tied at 74-74, Pearl River took a 77-74 lead with 1.8 seconds left on a made three pointer by Carlous Williams.  That set up the final heroics by 6’0” freshman guard Tyren Moore as he took the inbounds pass, took one dribble and banked in a 60 foot shot to send the game to overtime as the crowd erupted.  Moberly gained control in OT behind consecutive made three pointers by Frosh. James Dent and winning the opening game at Hutch 95-89 for their 12th consecutive victory.   Moberly was lead in scoring by Moore with a game high 25 points(5-8 three pointers) and 7 assists,  Sincere Parker scored 21 points while Michael Thomas added 11 points.  Pearl River was lead in scoring by Ankerion Gross with 23 points(7-8 made three pointers), Williams scored 18 points with Jarron Wilkens scoring 10 points.  Moberly improved to 28-6 on the season while Region 22 winner Pearl River ended their season 28-5.

                                                                SALT LAKE CITY CC 86, MOBERLY 83

Moberly faced #1 seeded  Salt Lake City CC in the round of 16 on Tuesday afternoon and the Greyhounds found themselves down 36-54 at the half to Salt Lake.  After falling behind 23 points to start the second half, Moberly  started utilizing their defensive pressure to slice into the lead and was down 71-80 with :54 left.  However, Moberly twice cut the lead to 1 point and after a made trey by 6’8” Dorian Staples, was down 83-84.  After forcing a 5 second count, Moberly had a chance to take the lead with :11 left but Salt Lake got the stop, hit 2 free throws and the Greyhounds missed a last second three pointer in an attempt to the contest.  Moberly was lead in scoring by Parker with  24 points(4-7 on made treys), Dorion Stapes had 13 points while Michael Thomas and James Dent scored 12 points each.  Salt Lake was lead in scoring by Jordan Brinson with 25 points, Quincy McGriff scored 20 points and Chase Adams added 13 points and 8 assists. Moberly ended their season with a 28-7 record while Salt Lake improved to 32-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals where they defeated Odessa College 68-66 on Tuesday.

                                                                COACH SMITH’S COMMENTS

“What a journey this team rode throughout the end of the season to get us to this point,” said Coach Patrick Smith, “To beat three teams in the play-offs the caliber of Three Rivers, Mineral Area and Triton to reach Hutch was memorable by itself.  Then to hang tough throughout against Pearl River to have Tyren make a shot that will be forever remembered by both Hutch and Greyhound traditions just reinforced our never quit mentality.  After a below par first half vs. Salt Lake, how our team recovered and found themselves to compete at the high level we did the second half just displayed how tough mentally this team was.  I’ll always remember two things about this team; how much they improved throughout the season and the competitive greatness they demonstrated consistently at the end of the season to put themselves in positions to win.  Just a team I’m proud to have coached and been associated with.  Salt Lake City was the best team we had seen this season in our very tough schedule and we were so close to pulling this one out.  We went to Hutch to try to win it one game at a time and although we didn’t get that done, I’ll always have so much pride in this team and we now have to reload and get ready for next season.”

MACC MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GREYHOUND BASKETBALL TEAMS QUALIFY FOR NJCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS MARCH 14-21, 2022

Moberly Area Community College invites you to send our Greyhounds off to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s National Basketball Tournament.

Men’s Sendoff:
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Arrive around 11:00 a.m. 
Sendoff around 12:00 p.m.
MACC-Activity Center
Tournament: March 14-19, 2022 Hutchinson Sports Arena, Hutchinson, KS

Women’s Sendoff:
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Arrive around 1:00 p.m.
Sendoff around 2:00 p.m.
MACC-Activity Center
Tournament: March 16-21, 2022 Rip Griffin Center, Lubbock, TX

At the Men’s Sendoff on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., both the Men’s and Women’s teams will be available for photos and autographs.

The Moberly Area Community College Men’s Basketball Team qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas during the week of March 14-19.  The first game of the tournament will take place at 10 am on Monday, March 14 against Region 23 champion Pearl River CC (Mississippi).  In the Midwest District Championship on Saturday, March 5, Moberly defeated Triton College 83-74 to qualify for the National Tournament. The Greyhounds won the Region 16 Championship by defeating #16 ranked Mineral Area 86-82 (OT) on February 26. 

“Very proud of the effort our players have displayed in winning championships to get us to this stage,” said Head Coach Patrick Smith, “However, there’s still lots more to accomplish beginning with preparing to play a very good Pearl River squad. As much as we have improved, there are still areas we can elevate and I’m really looking forward to this week of practice to continue the progress.  I just truly enjoy coaching this team and so looking forward to preparing for Hutch.”

MACC will be making its 30th appearance at the National Tournament. Currently, Moberly is 27-6 on the season with an 11-game winning streak. In addition, the Lady Greyhounds won a bid for the third consecutive year. They will also be making their way to the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, TX during the week of March 14-19. 

A send-off will be held as the Greyhound Men’s basketball team leaves for the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, KS.  On Saturday, March 12, 2022, around noon, Coach Smith said the bus will depart from the MACC – Activity Center.  Plan to arrive around 11:00 a.m. 

On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm, we will send off the Lady Greyhounds.  Our girls will be traveling to the NJCAA Tournament for their 3rd consecutive year as they make their way to Lubbock for the National Tournament!  Coach Hana says the bus will depart around 2:00 p.m.  The Lady Greyhounds are currently ranked #10 in the nation (NJCAA D1 Rankings).

Head Coach Pat Smith leads the Greyhounds to the NJCAA National Tournament for the fifth time, and head coach Hana Haden leads the Lady Greyhounds to the NJCAA National Tournament for the third time in her four years as a coach.

There will be long-sleeve commemorative t-shirts available for purchase at the sendoff parties. Shirts cost $15 each with a choice of “Road to Lubbock” or “Hounds to Hutch”. We will be live streaming tournament play from each of our 5 campuses from March 14-21.  

We cannot wait to celebrate the Hounds with our community!