MACC GREYHOUNDS DEFEAT STATE FAIR 95-69 FOR ROAD VICTORY

8th straight victory for 24-6 regular season record.

The #24 nationally ranked  Moberly Area Community College Men’s Basketball Team won their 8th straight victory with a convincing 95-69 win at State Fair Community College on Saturday evening.  Moberly jumped out to an early lead and was on top 48-31  at the half on a last second three pointer by freshman James Dent.  Moberly was not threatened the second half in securing a tie for the MCCAC Conference Title.  6’8” freshman post Dorian Staples had a huge first half for the Greyhounds and ended up with 19 points and 10 rebounds, 6’5” frosh. wing Sincere Parker scored 19 points and 6’0” frosh. PG Tyren Moore had 17 points and 8 assists.  Jame Butler lead State Fair with 19 points and Chad Klatzer added 9 points.

“Very proud of the improvement in this team throughout the season,” said Coach Patrick Smith, “A good way to end the season with a solid performance we’ve been giving consistently as this season has progressed.     Now it’s onto the post season and the start of our Region16 Tournament Friday against a very good Three Rivers team.  We always talk about improving every day and the process of continual improvement; never is it more important than heading into post season play and we look forward to that challenge.”

Moberly improved to 24-6 with their 8th consecutive win along with clinching a tie for the MCCAC  Conference Title with a 10-3 record(tie with Mineral Area).  The Greyhounds are ranked #24 in the latest NJCAA Poll along with being the 9th ranked in the Massey Jr. College rankings.  They will open region play on Friday at Lincoln University in Jefferson City vs. Three Rivers at 3:00 PM in the semi-final round. 

Moberly defeated St. Louis CC on the road Tuesday evening by the score of 72-54.  Sincere Parker lead Moberly with 26 points and Michael Thomas added 12 points

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