MACC hosts State Fair in season finale Saturday

The Moberly Area Comm. College Men’s Basketball Team is currently on a three game winning streak as they near the completion of the 2021 regular season. Moberly defeated Three Rivers CC 101-73 on March 17 as they jumped out to a 50-29 halftime lead and was never threatened. Sophomore forward Cortez Mosely lead Moberly with 28 points (5 made treys) and 11 rebounds, Sophomore forward Aaron Burt scored 16 points and 10 rebounds, Frosh. guard Tyren Moore scored 13 points(3 made 3’s), frosh. wing Sincere Parker added 12 points, Soph. guard Dezi Jones contributed 11 points and 6 assists while Frosh. guard Antoine Bloxton scored 10 points. Harris lead Three Rivers with 16 points while Jones and Fall scored 10 points each.

Moberly went to West Plains College on Monday, March 22 and overcame a 16 point deficit with 14 minutes remaining to win in overtime 97-90. Tyren Moore hit a three pointer with 15 seconds left to send the game to overtime in regulation. Burt, a 6’5” forward from Harlem, NY lead Moberly in scoring with 21 points, Moore scored 13 points while Jones and Mosely added 10 points each. Scooter Williams scored a game high 28 points for West Plains, Marravean Jones scored 17 points and Bynn Breland added 15 points. West Plains dropped to 13-5 with their second loss this season to Moberly.

Moberly defeated St. Louis CC 78-50 this past Wednesday at Fitzsimmons-John Arena. Moberly jumped to a 41-20 haltime lead in cruising to the victory. Jones lead MACC in scoring with 18 points, Burt scored 15 points, Moore added 11 points and Parker contributed 10 points. Jones scored 18 points to lead St. Louis while Barnett scored 15 points.

“I’m pleased with the way we are playing heading down the stretch,” said Coach Pat Smith, “WE’ve won 7 of our last 9 games and feel like we’ve got a solid playing rotation and getting more consistent with our effort and system execution. Because of having to forfeit two games, we had 12 days off and we used that time for some needed practice time. However, it’s really great to be back playing games and see where we are at in terms of competition. With the Regional Tournament looming, it’s the time of year to be playing our best basketball and give ourselves an opportunity to be playing on Saturday night for the Regional Title once again.”

Moberly is currently 14-7 on the season while standing 6-5 in Region 16. Moberly concluded their regular season on Saturday, March 27 at 7 pm with a home game vs. State Fair Community College. The NJCAA Region 16 Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held at the site of the #1 seed Mineral Area on April 2-3 in Park Hills, Missouri.