1/23/2017
The Moberly Area Community College women’s basketball team traveled to Park Hills, Missouri this past weekend and got a much needed road win after opening NJCAA Region 16 play with a 0-2 mark. The 64-53 victory over Mineral Area College improved the Greyhound Women’s overall record to 17-4 (1-2 in Region 16, 2-2 in MCCAC) on the season.

"After dropping two close games at home it would have been easy for us to hang our heads and take the wrong approach into this game,” said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “But, we showed some toughness and had some kids step up and make plays tonight."

Mineral Area jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead to start the game, but an 11-1 run by MACC, keyed by six points from Lunden Henry, gave the Greyhound Women a lead they would never relinquish as they led 17-12 at the end of the first quarter.

MACC led by just two points, 23-21, but closed the first half on an 11-2 run as Anna Stewart scored eight straight points and Brianna Perry sank a three just before the clock expired to end the half.

Mineral Area scored first to being the second half, however the Greyhound Women scored the next eight points to take their largest lead of the game, 42-25, with seven minutes remaining in the third quarter. The home team put together their own big run as Mineral Area scored 13 unanswered points, including two three point field goals, to pull to within four, however Romekia Wallace converted a three point play to end the Lady Cardinals run and give MACC a 45-38 advantage.

After a free throw by Mineral Area to open the fourth quarter cut their lead to three the Greyhound Women got a three point field goal from Alexis Henry to ignite another 8-0 run as MACC opened up a double digit lead, 55-44. The Greyhound Women did not allow Mineral Area to get any closer than nine points the remainder of the contest and in the process of their victory held their 17th opponent in 21 games to less than 60 points.

"It's always great to be able to go on the road and get a win," said MACC Killinger. "We were able to put together some pretty strong runs and other than one stretch of the third quarter we controlled the majority of the game."

MACC shot 40 percent for the game and connected on seven three point field goals, compared to 42 percent for Mineral Area, and outrebounded the Lady Cardinals 41-32.

The Greyhound Women were led in scoring by Stewart and Carnethia Brown, who scored 14 points each, Stewart also added three steals.

"I was extremely happy with how our point guards managed the game and how well we executed offensively,” said Killinger. “There were certain things we wanted to take advantage of and, for the most part, we were able to do that."

A pair of MACC players just missed double-doubles as Perry finished the game with eight points and eight assists, meanwhile Anisha George contributed eight points and nine rebounds. Lunden Henry scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds, while Alexis Henry had six points, four rebounds, and three assists.

The Greyhound Women return home on January 25th for an NJCAA Region 16/MCCAC contest against Jefferson College before playing their next two games on the road.

 

 

 

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