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1/19/2017
After dropping a close five point game at home on Saturday the Moberly Area Community College women's basketball team knew they would be in for a tough contest with rival State Fair Community College as both teams came into the game with 0-1 records in NJCAA Region 16 play.

State Fair jumped out to an 8-2 lead three minutes into the first quarter, but MACC outscored the visiting Lady Roadrunners 17-5, while holding them scoreless over a four minute period, to take a 19-13 lead heading into the second quarter.

The Greyhound Women eventually built a double digit advantage, taking a 31-21 lead with 4:54 remaining in the first half. State Fair them scored six straight points to close to within four, however a basket by Angelica Wiggins and free throw by Brianna Perry allowed MACC to take a 34-29 halftime lead.

The Lady Roadrunners got off to a quick start at the beginning of the second half as they scored the first six points before Romekia Wallace scored to give the Greyhound Women a 36-35 lead.

Another 6-0 run by State Fair allowed them to take a five point lead and they eventually led 46-40. However, Carnethia Brown made back to back three's and two free throws to pull MACC to within three, 51-48, at the end of the third quarter.

The Greyhound Women used their own 6-0 run to take a 54-53 lead on a basket by Perry with eight minutes left to play. The two teams would trade the lead four times over the next five minutes until the game was tied at 58.

A three point field goal by State Fair was quickly answered by a three from Wiggins as the teams found themselves tied for the fifth time in the game with two minutes left to play.

Wallace managed to score inside to give MACC a 63-61 lead with under a minute to play, but State Fair countered with a three point field goal to take a one point lead with less than 30 seconds remaining.

The Greyhound Women called a timeout, but turned the ball over on their ensuing position and were forced to foul. After State Fair made one free throw MACC was whistled for a charge on a drive to the basket and State Fair made one free throw to lead 66-63. Perry made two free throws to pull the Greyhound Women to within one, but State Fair made one more free throw and with no timeouts remaining MACC turned the ball over trying to advance it up the floor as State Fair held on for the 67-65 win.

"We really cost ourselves at the free throw line and with some of the shots we missed in the paint," said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. "But, you also have to give State Fair credit because they made a huge shot to take the lead in a pressure situation."

The game was as even on paper as it was on the scoreboard as both teams made 21 field goals. The Greyhound Women were 17 of 31 from the free throw line, while State Fair shot 17 of 32. The final margin came in the form of two three point field goals as MACC shot six of 14 from beyond the arc and State Fair shot eight of 19. The Greyhound Women outrebounded State Fair 48-35.

Brown led MACC with 14 points and a team high three assists. Perry scored 13 points and had five rebounds and three steals. Wallace recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Wiggins added eight points and two steals. Anisha George and Nia Flowers scored seven points apiece. Lunden Henry had seven rebounds, while George and Tinon Hunter had six each.

 

 

 

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1982 NJCAA National Champions
13 National Tournament Appearances
23 NJCAA All-American Selections
99 All-Region XVI Selections
152 student-athletes signed with 4-year colleges
65 NCAA Division I Signees
856 total victories

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