12/20/16
After having to change their travel plans due to inclement weather that hit the mid-Missouri area late Friday morning the Moberly Area Community College women’s basketball team was able to move the first game of their semester ending Tennessee trip back one day, allowing them to still fit two games into their four and a half day venture.

The Greyhound Women picked up two victories as they improved to 14-1 on the season, despite the fact that from the time their practice at Central Christian College ended on Friday morning at 11:30 they did not get onto a basketball court until 9:30 Sunday morning.

"It's not very often that you go 46 hours without touching a ball during the season, but our team showed great maturity with how they dealt with the circumstances," said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “We ended up traveling 40 miles in around three and a half hours and it was not worth the risk involved to try to go any further on Friday.”

On Sunday MACC faced a Volunteer State Community College squad that was ranked fifth in the nation in field goal percentage, but held them to just 37 percent shooting while forcing 26 turnovers. The Greyhound Women shot 44 percent from the field, including six of 16 from the three point line, and outrebounded Volunteer State 36-27 as they won 62-43.

MACC led 28-18 at halftime and freshman point guard Carnethia Brown helped to jump start the second half as she scored eight of the team’s first 10 points as the Greyhound Women took a 38-22 lead. Volunteer State managed to get back to within 10, 44-34, as they scored first in the 4th quarter, but back to back three point field goals from Angelica Wiggins with just under four minutes left to play put the game away.

Four players reached double figures for MACC with Lunden Henry leading the way with 14 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Wiggins also scored 14 points, while Brown had a solid all-around performance with 12 points, six assists, and three steals. Anisha George just missed a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds, Nia Flowers added eight points and four steals. Romekia Wallace grabbed a team high nine rebounds.

"We did a great job, as a team, of defending Vol State's post players. They have two or three Division I prospects that are between 6-1 and 6-3 and everyone was really active when it came to defending them," said Killinger. "As a result they had a hard time getting good looks for those kids and we created some turnovers with our post doubles."

On Monday the Greyhound Women traveled to take on Roane State Community College, located in Harriman, Tennessee and led 26-24 at halftime behind eight points from Anna Stewart and six points from Anisha George.

Roane State took a short lived 31-30 lead with seven minutes to play in the third quarter, however Brown scored eight straight points, including two three point field goals, to give MACC a 38-33 advantage that they would never relinquish.

The Greyhound Women led 42-41 heading into the fourth quarter and used a 17-4 run to take their largest lead of the game, 59-45, with four minutes remaining in the game. Wiggins came up big for MACC as she converted a three point play on as assist from Brown, then made a driving basket and knocked down a mid-range jump shot. Brianna Perry followed Wiggins’ burst with two baskets in transition before Wiggins finished off the run with back to back trifectas on assists from Perry.

Brown and Wiggins each scored 13 points with Brown connecting on three of five three point field goals and Wiggins making two of five. Brown also recorded a career high seven assists to go along with four rebounds and two steals. Perry finished with 12 points, four assists and four steals. George had eight points and six rebounds. Stewart score eight points.

MACC shot 47 percent from the floor, while holding Roane State to 34 percent in the 64-54 victory, but were outrebounded for just the third time all season as Roane State held a slight 38-36 advantage on the boards.

"Roane State played as hard as any team we've faced all season," said Killinger. "We were able to build an early lead by getting the ball inside to Anisha, but struggled to take care of the ball in the second quarter, which allowed them to close the gap heading into halftime. We got a big lift from Carnethia to start the second half, which gave us a good energy boost, then that continued in the fourth quarter with Bri and Angelica.”

The Greyhound Women will have 10 days off before returning to campus on December 30th to begin preparing for the second half of their schedule. They will travel to Kansas City on January 5th to play Penn Valley Community College before playing at Vincennes on January 7th.

"Despite the travel issues it was a productive trip. Both of these games will help to prepare us for our Region schedule and how tough it is to play on the road," said Killinger. "That was what we were hoping for when we put this trip together and we will be able to draw upon the experience we gained later in the season. I’m extremely proud of this group for where they are right now, but we also know that the season gets harder and harder from here.”

 

 

 

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