The Moberly Area Community College Lady Greyhounds played their first home contest in 35 days on Friday evening and improved to 18-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference standings with an 81-49 victory over Three Rivers College. The win also gives them a 1-0 mark in NJCAA Region 16 play.
MACC led 32-23 at halftime after shooting just 33 percent from the field in the first half, but opened the third quarter with an 18-0 run to seize a 50-23 advantage. The Lady Greyhounds held the visiting Raiders without a field goal during the third quarter as they led 60-28 at the end of three quarters of play.
“I knew we would be excited to play on our home court for the first time in a while,” said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “I thought we rushed some things in the first half because of that little bit of extra excitement, but we settled down in the second half and really did a tremendous job on both ends of the floor.”
Four different players scored 13 points for MACC, including Angelica Wiggins, who recorded her first double-double as she added 10 rebounds. She also registered a game high seven assists. Anisha George just missed a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds as she battled foul trouble much of the contest. Carnethia Brown and Sentreal Gregory also netted 13 points. Brown added four assists and five steals, while Gregory grabbed six rebounds. Alexis Henry had eight points and nine rebounds. Lunden Henry added seven points and five rebounds.
The Lady Greyhounds shot 45 percent from the field overall and limited Three Rivers to 25 percent shooting. MACC held a 57-33 rebounding edge and had 21 assists on 32 made field goals.
“It was important for us to protect our home court,” said Killinger. “Last season we lost two close games on our floor to open region play and we were playing catch-up throughout the rest of the region schedule. We have three of our first five region games on the road, which makes it even more important to win at home early.”
MACC will travel to Sedalia, Missouri on Wednesday to face State Fair Community College. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. with the MACC Greyhounds scheduled to face the Roadrunners immediately following the women’s contest.