The Moberly Area Community College women’s basketball team picked up a pair of victories over the weekend as they hosted the Lady Greyhound Classic to kick off the 2017-2018 season.
A 17-0 run to end the first quarter on Friday gave MACC a 24-3 advantage over Malcolm X College and the Lady Greyhounds eventually led 48-7 at halftime. MACC ended the evening shooting 53 percent from the field and outrebounded Malcolm X 52-23 as they won by a final score of 86-15.
Four Lady Greyhounds reached double figures, led by Sentreal Gregory and Brianna Perry with 13 points each. Anisha George had 11 points and seven rebounds, while Angelica Wiggins netted 10. Gregory also recorded a team high six assists.
On Saturday, MACC trailed 7-5 in the opening minutes against Lincoln Land Community College, however a 22-0 run to close the first quarter allowed them to take a 27-7 advantage into the first break of the contest behind 11 points from Jocelyn Taylor.
A balanced scoring attack in the second quarter allowed the Lady Greyhounds to outscore the visiting Lady Loggers 23-12 in the second quarter as MACC took a 50-19 lead at the half. The Lady Greyhounds continued their impressive shooting on the weekend as the finished the game 39 of 71 from the field and eight of 20 from the three point line, while holding a 43-22 advantage in the rebounding department.
Taylor finished the game with 24 points, to lead all scorers, and was joined in double digits by George, who recorded her first double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Wiggins, who finished with 12 points. Gregory had nine points and seven assists, while Brown recorded six assists and five steals.
“It was a good start to our season,” said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “There are a lot of areas that we need to continue to clean up on both ends of the floor, but I was pleased with our ability to maintain our intensity throughout the course of both games and, especially, with our willingness to defend for the full 40 minutes.”
The Lady Greyhounds will return to action on Tuesday night as they host John Wood Community College in a doubleheader with the men’s program. That game is set to start at 5:00 p.m.