The Moberly Area CC mens b-ball team split their games this past weekend in the Orscheln Classic. The Greyhounds defeated Illinois prep 86-59 on Friday behind 19 points by freshman guard Tyren Moore and 18 points by sophomore forward Cortez Mosely.
On Saturday Moberly was defeated by Link Year Prep by the score of 93-82. Moberly jumped out to an early 30-15 lead but saw Link Year get within 46-45 at the half. After the lead went back and forth Link Year spurted and grabbed a 12 point lead. Moberly got within 81-84 with two minutes left but could never get the lead. Mosely lead Moberly in scoring with 20 points and 12 rebounds while Dezi Jones added 18 points, freshmen Antione Bloxton had 14 points, and Makalani Kafele scored 13 points. Porter lead link year with 25 points, Lacount scored 17, and McPherson added 16.
Moberly dropped to 3-1 on the season while Link Year improved to 26-1. “Link Year is one of the most talented teams I’ve ever coached against.“ said coach Pat Smith “Real good size and outstanding guard/shooting ability. We sabotaged our chances with too many bad possessions on both sides of the ball. It’s so early and strange timing, still trying to figure things out and we need to get a lot better in all areas. Proud of our effort but our execution had to improve.”