MOBERLY, MO: The MACC Greyhounds opened their 2022-23 basketball season in the Orscheln Classic splitting two games as they defeated Link Year Prep 93-60 but were defeated in the Saturday evening finale by North Central Missouri College 75-77. Against Link Year, Moberly grabbed a 40-35 halftime lead and then opened the game up in the second half to cruise to the victory. Moberly was led by sophomore transfers Xavier Sykes and Jaheim Tanksley with 16 points each while fellow transfers Tedric Washington (5 made treys) had 15 points and 6’7” forward Tre’von Spiller added 14 points and 10 rebounds.
In the Saturday evening contest, Moberly got off to a cold start and eventually tralled 40-29 in the second half before spurting to a 55-47 lead with 10 minutes left. However, North Central came back and won the nip and tuck game in the last minute with a couple of very timely threes and a traditional 3-point play. Washington led the Greyhounds with 16 points while Amorey Womack had 14 points along with freshman Chris Grubbs adding 11 points and 8 rebounds. North Central improved to 3-0 with the win while Moberly dropped to 1-1 with the defeat.
MACC hosts John Wood on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm.