The Moberly Area Community College women's basketball team hosted NJCAA Division II #11 ranked Illinois Central College on Saturday and came away with a 67-50 victory. The win was the fifth straight for the Greyhound Women as they moved to 10-1 on the season.

Freshman guard Brianna Perry scored the first nine points for MACC, then picked up an assist on a basket by Anisha George before making two free throws as the Greyhound Women built a 17-7 lead in the first six minutes of the game. MACC would maintain their double digit advantage as they led 22-12 at the end of the first quarter.

Both teams struggled with turnovers throughout the second quarter, however two three point field goals by Karyssa Giboney and a basket in transition by Anna Stewart following a steal by Lunden Henry allowed the Greyhound Women to go into the locker room with a 34-23 lead.

MACC got off to a quick start in the second half as Perry made two free throws and Alexis Henry knocked down back to back three's before George scored to cap off a 10-1 run in the first two and a half minutes of action to give the Greyhound Women a 20 point, 44-24, lead.

Illinois Central was able to cut their deficit to 16 points with just over eight minutes remaining in the game, but another basket by Stewart and four straight points by Angelica Wiggins allowed MACC to extend their lead back to 20 with four minutes left to play.

Perry led the Greyhound Women with 16 points, she also added three assists and three steals. Giboney scored a season high 12 points as she went four of four from beyond the arc. Alisha Vinson scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds, while Lunden Henry had a career high 13 rebounds.

"I was pretty pleased with how we defended," said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. "But, we turned the ball over too much and failed to convert at the free throw line. Those two areas have been troublesome for us at times so far this season and we'll keep working to fix them."

The Greyhound Women shot 55 percent from the field compared to just 36 percent for Illinois Central and were outrebounded for just the second time all season as the Lady Cougars held a slight 33-29 advantage on the boards.

“Our shot selection, overall, was as good as it has been all season,” said Killinger. “We just had too many empty possessions due to turnovers or missing free throws. Hopefully some of our rebounding issues will be resolved once we get 100 percent healthy.”

MACC will play their final home contest of the semester this coming Wednesday as they host Hannibal-LaGrange J.V. at 6:00 p.m.





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