Greyhound’s #15 NJCAA Pre-season ranked
MOBERLY, MO: The Moberly Area Community College Men’s Basketball Team will host a pre-season Scrimmage on Thursday, October 27 at the Fitzsimmons-John Arena. The Greyhounds will play against Prise Academy at 5 pm and then face Spoon River CC at 7 pm to conclude the Pre-season part of their schedule. Moberly will open the regular season at home in the Orscheln Industries Classic on Nov. 4-5 against Link Year Prep and North Central Missouri College. The Greyhounds were ranked #15 in the NJCAA pre-season rankings. Moberly finished last season 28-7 with 6 championships including the NJCAA Region 16 Title and the Midwest District Championship. They made the NJCAA Sweet 16 before losing to #1 ranked and eventual National Runner-Up Salt Lake CC 83-86 in the second round at the National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.
“We are extremely honored to receive this national ranking,” said Coach Pat Smith, “however, with the fact we have no returnees who played last season for us, I feel it’s more about what our previous teams have accomplished and the Moberly tradition. Nevertheless, I really like the potential of this team and what we can become by playing the process out and striving every day to become the best team we can be. With one redshirt returnee, 11 new transfers and 4 freshmen our progress will be directly related to individual performances combined with becoming an unified team seeking one common goal.”
There will be free admission to the Scrimmage on Thursday, but donations will be accepted along with Gatorade gifts for the upcoming season.