11/7/2016
The Moberly Area Community College women's basketball team traveled to Park Hills over the weekend and picked up a pair of victories in the Holiday Inn Fall Classic hosted by Mineral Area College.

On Saturday, MACC trailed Southeastern Illinois College 14-8 early in the first quarter before closing the period with a 22-0 run to take a 30-14 lead. The Greyhound Women led 52-33 at halftime as they shot 57 percent from the field and forced 15 turnovers.

Southeastern Illinois managed to trim the MACC advantage to eight, 64-56, late in the third quarter, but an offensive rebound bucket by Anisha George gave the Greyhound Women a double digit lead heading into the fourth quarter.

MACC led 70-61 with just under seven minutes remaining in the game before using a 15-4 run to end the game and secure the 85-65 victory.

Romekia Wallace led five Greyhound Women in double figures with 17 points and recorded a double-double as she grabbed 11 rebounds. Brianna Perry scored 12 points, Alexis Henry added 11, while Carnethia Brown and Angelica Wiggins scored 10 points apiece. Brown also added five assists. Lunden Henry scored nine points and notched five rebounds and four steals. Nia Flowers had six points, five assists, and four rebounds, while Tinon Hunter contributed eight rebounds.

MACC shot 49 percent from the field and outrebounded Southeastern 47-38 in the contest.

The Greyhound Women faced off with Olney Central College on Sunday afternoon and, once again, got off to a slow start. MACC fell behind 17-4 to begin the game as they connected on just two of 17 shot attempts and committed six turnovers.

Olney Central took a 28-25 lead into halftime as they connected on six of 13 three point field goals, but MACC was able to chip away at the deficit throughout the second quarter by forcing turnovers and putting together a dominant performance on the offensive glass.

The Greyhound Women eventually tied the game at 34 on a free throw by Alexis Henry and took their first lead, 38-36, as Henry found Wallace inside for a basket. MACC outscored Olney Central 24-13 in the third quarter to hold a 49-41 lead heading into the fourth period of play.

The Lady Blue Knights managed to pull to within five, 53-48, midway through the final period, but a free throw from Hunter and three point field goal from Wiggins extended the advantage back to nine for the Greyhound Women.

MACC finished the game with a 10-2 run as they improved to 3-0 on the season with the 67-50 victory.

Wallace recorded her third straight double-double with 15 points and 21 rebounds. Her effort on the glass helped the Greyhound Women enjoy a 54-19 rebounding advantage.

Wiggins continued to give MACC an offensive boost off the bench as she tallied 13 points and a team high four assists. Alexis Henry added eight points, while George recorded six rebounds. Alisha Vinson also had six rebounds, to go along with three steals and two blocked shots.

"We're obviously happy to be 3-0," said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. "But, we have a lot of things that we need to improve upon on both ends of the floor. Right now our good stretches are really good and out bad stretches are really bad. Once we develop some consistency from an individual standpoint we will be able to eliminate some of the bad stretches we go through over the course of a game."

The Greyhound Women will return to action this upcoming weekend as they host a classic at Fitzsimmons-John Arena. MACC will face Rend Lake College on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and John Wood Community College on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

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