Division I Men

Congratulations to Alonzo Verge, Jr. of Moberly Area CC
on being named National DI Player of the Week
(December 4-10)

Congratulations to Alonzo Verge, Jr. of Moberly Area CC
on being named Region 16 DI Basketball Player of the Week
(December 4-10)


Alonzo, a 6'3" Freshman Guard from Chicago, IL, led the #12 Greyhounds (13-1) in scoring in each of the three games last week, all played in two days at the William R. Bear Highland CC Tournament in Freeport, IL. In Friday evening's 102-80 win versus DII #13 Iowa Central CC, Verge had 28 points, 16 assists and 5 rebounds. He was 9-16 (56.3%) on FG's, including 2 of 3 from 3 point land, and went 8-10 (80%) from the FT line in 32 minutes of game time.

In the 3PM Saturday match-up against Marshalltown CC, an 87-75 Greyhound victory, Alonzo went 12-19 from the field (63.2%) while hitting 57.1% of his 3FG's (4-7) and added 6 of 11 FT's (54.5%) in route to a 34 point, 9 rebound, 7 assists and 4 steal performance in 30 minutes of action.

Playing the host team Highland CC in the Championship game at 7PM Saturday, a 93-90 overtime win, Verge found the bottom of the net for  51 points, besting the previous school single game record of 47 set back in 1994. In his record breaking performance Alonzo connected on 20-29 shooting (69%), 3-8 from distance (37.5%), and 8-12 from the charity stripe (66.7%). He also added 4 rebounds, 4 assist and 2 steals playing 40 of the 45 minutes. In addition, Verge hit a three with 12 seconds remaining to tie the game in regulation to force the extra period. This amazing week for Alonzo all came within a 28 hour period. In the two games on Saturday, Verge scored 85 of his weekend total of 113. For the three games, Alonzo averaged 37.7 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds from his PG position, guiding the team to their third straight William R. Bear Tournament Championship.


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2017-18 Pre-season Coaches Poll

1)   Moberly Area CC (4)                 16 pts
2)   Mineral Area College (1)            13 pts
3)   Missouri State-West Plains          8 pts
      Three Rivers College                    8 pts
5)   State Fair CC                               5 pts

(Predicted order of finish in regular season region standings as voted on by Head Coaches. 4 points for a 1st place vote, 3 for 2nd, 2 for 3rd, and 1 for 4th.
Coaches do not vote for their own teams. First place votes in parenthesis)

**Fan's Choice Pre-season Poll available on Region 16 Message Board**


Upcoming Schedule & Results

Tuesday Dec. 5
State Fair CC (10-3) - 81 vs. Marshalltown CC - 78 in Marshalltown, IA

Wednesday Dec. 6
Mineral Area College (11-3) - 82 vs. Shawnee CC (IL) - 62 in Park Hills, MO
MSU-West Plains (13-1) - 95 vs. Next Level Prep (Life Prep) - 77 in West Plains, MO

Friday Dec. 8
MSU-West Plains (14-1) - 114 vs. Faith Prep Academy (TN) - 85 in West Plains, MO
#12 Moberly Area CC (11-1) - 102 vs. DII #13 Iowa Central CC - 80 in Freeport, IL (William R. Bear Tournament)

Saturday Dec. 9
Mineral Area College (12-3) - 88 vs. Illinois Central College - 63 in Park Hills, MO
MSU-West Plains (15-1) - 96 vs. #16 Iowa Western CC - 91 in West Plains, MO
#12 Moberly Area CC (12-1) - 87 vs. Marshalltown CC (IA) - 75 in Freeport, IL
(William R. Bear Tournament)
#12 Moberly Area CC (13-1) - 93 vs. Highland CC - 90 in OT in Freeport, IL (William R. Bear Tournament)
State Fair CC (11-3) - 73 vs. Johnson County CC - 58 in Sedalia, MO
Three Rivers College (9-2) - 77 vs. Nationwide Academy Prep (OK) - 55 in Poplar Bluff, MO

Tuesday Dec. 12
Three Rivers College (9-3) - 81 vs. #15 John A. Logan College - 95 in Carterville, IL

Friday Dec. 15
#23 MSU-West Plains (15-2) - 84 vs. Southwest Tennessee CC - 89 in Memphis, TN

         Merry Christmas                   

Saturday Dec. 30
#9 Moberly Area CC (13-1) - vs. McHenry County College (IL) - at 5:00 in Quincy, IL (Blazer Classic)

Sunday Dec. 31
#9 Moberly Area CC (13-1) - vs. DII #6 South Suburban College (IL) - at 1:00 in Quincy, IL (Blazer Classic)

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