Overtime win over Highlands keeps Greyhounds undefeated

The Moberly Area CC Men’s Basketball Team kept their unbeaten season alive by defeating Highland Community College 120-108 in the finals of the 48th Annual William Baer Invitational Tournament in Freeport, Illinois.

After grabbing a 49-47 halftime lead, the Greyhounds were down 96-82 with six minutes remaining. The comeback started with back to back three pointers by point guard Jabari Antwine. MACC then tied the game with six straight free throws by freshman Tyree White to send the game into overtime.

Tournament MVP Delfincko Bogan scored the first six points in OT as MACC grabbed a 114-105 lead, which they never relinquished. Sophomore wing Brandon Better led the Greyhounds with 30 points, Bogan had 20 points and 6’6” sophomore forward Leonard Harper-Baker added 20 points and 16 rebounds.

White contributed 12 points and 11 rebounds, and 6’7” sophomore Demarco Owens scored 12 points. Austin Rushing led Highland with 27 points, while guards DeAngelo Jackson and Deang Deang scored 25 and 24 points respectively.

Moberly improved to 13-0 while Highland dropped to 10-3 on the season. “There were three factors that really played out in this game. It was the third game in less than 36 hours for both teams,” said Moberly Coach Pat Smith. “Two very good teams just playing with a tremendous amount of heart. Highland played exceptionally well. We weren’t at our best and made a lot of defensive mistakes against a very good offensive team. We had so many players who made plays and refused to let us lose, and I wanted to see how we would respond to that adversity.” Harper-Baker, Jackson and Deang were all named to the All Tournament team.





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