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(6/24/14)  Here are the Mineral Area College student-athletes that received NJCAA Academic Achievement Awards:

NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 - 3.99 GPA):


Kayla Thibodeaux - Volleyball 
Lauren Stamp - Softball 

NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 - 3.79 GPA):

Bryce Weibrecht - Men's Basketball 
Larra Kubinski - Women's Basketball 
Jordan Savage - Baseball 
Tanner Ward - Baseball 
Meagan Claxton - Softball 
Alina Fields - Softball 
Sonya Hahn - Softball 
Samantha Horrell - Softball 
 

(4/30/14)  MAC Basketball Camp Information.  This year the MAC basketball camp will he held in the Field House on June 16th-20th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The cost is $75 to attend.  For more information call Corey Tate at 573-518-2229.

(3/5/14) Two MAC freshman named to All-Region 16 team.  Anthony Virdure and Chris Craig were named All-Region for the 2013-2014.  Virdure was named to the first team, while Craig was named to the honorable mention squad. 

(3/3/14)  Cardinals season ends in Region 16 Tournament.  The MAC men's basketball team fell to #1 seed State Fair in the semi-finals of the Region 16 Tournament on Friday.  They lost by the score of 71-68.  MAC was up 15 early in the 1st half after a torrid start.  However, State Fair was too much in the 2nd half and the Roadrunner's ended the Cardinals season outscoring them 49-31 the rest of the way.  Mineral Area ends its season at 17-14.

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(2/26/14) MAC advances in Region 16 Tournament with win over Three Rivers.  The men's basketball team defeated Three Rivers last night at the Bob Sechrest Field House by the score of 78-55 in the Region 16 Tournament.  With the win, MAC is now one game away from the Region 16 championship game.  They will take on #1 seed State Fair in the semi-final game at Jefferson College, in Hillsboro, on Friday night at 6:00.  The winner will play for the title Saturday at 7:00 at Jeffco.

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(2/24/14)  Men fall to State Fair in final regular season game.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team lost to the State Fair Road Runners on Saturday night by the score of 90-67.  This loss will force MAC to play in the the play-in game on Tuesday night at home against Three Rivers.  The winner of the #4 vs. #5 matchup will advance to play against State Fair on Friday in Hillsboro, Missouri in the semi-final game.  State Fair went undefeated in Region 16 play this season.

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Region 16 Tournament Schedule

(2/21/14)  Cardinals defeat #12 Southeastern Iowa in home contest.  MAC tallied its most impressive win of the season beating traditional power Southeastern Iowa by 20 last night.  MAC (16-12) won the game 71-51 and is playing its best basketball at the right time of the year.  They play State Fair on Saturday down in Sedalia to close out the regular season.  Then, they will play in the Region 16 Tournament. 

Southeastern came in ranked #12 in the latest NJCAA poll.  The Cardinals have won 6 out of their last 8 games with the two losses coming by less than 5 points. 

 

(2/18/14)  Schedule change for Men's Basketball.  Due to inclement weather in Burlington, Iowa the men's basketball game scheduled for today, February 18th against Southeastern Iowa Community College has been cancelled.  We will now play that game on Thursday, February 20th.  Game time will be at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.


This week's schedule:


Tuesday, February 18th- MAC women vs. Washington University @ home at 7:00p.m.

Wednesday, February 19th- MAC men vs. St. Louis Community College @ home at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 20th- MAC men vs. Southeastern Iowa @ home at 5:00 p.m.


(2/10/14)  MAC defeats Three Rivers on Homecoming Night.  The MAC Cardinals defeated Three Rivers 90-73 on Saturday night.  Mineral Area gave one of its best efforts of the year, playing hard from start to finish.  The Cardinals forced 15 turnovers in the first half alone, visibly frustrating the Three Rivers Raiders.  MAC is off for a while and will play on February 18th against SE Iowa on February 18th

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(2/6/14)  Cards back in action tonight against Moberly.  Due to the inclement weather, the men's basketball game that was originally scheduled for last night has been moved to tonight at 7:00 pm at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  MAC will take on Three Rivers this weekend as part of our college's annual Homecoming activities. 

 

(1/30/14) MAC gets Region 16 win against West Plains.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team won a key Region game last night over the West Plains Grizzlies by the score of 56-55.  Anthony Virdure lead MAC with 14 points in the low scoring affair.  MAC is now 13-11 and 1-4 in the Region 16.  They are back in action Wednesday, February 5th against Moberly at 7:00 pm at the Bob Sechrest Field House.

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(1/21/14)  Cardinals defeat Washington University JV, fall to Moberly in Region XVI contest. 

The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team visited Moberly on Saturday, January 18th.  The Cards lost the game by the score of 89-74.  MAC then hosted Washington University JV on Monday, January 20th.  The Cardinals won the game 112-69.  The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team now has a record of 11-10 on the season.

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(1/5/14)  Cardinals fall to rival Three Rivers.  The Mineral Area College Cardinals traveled to Port Arthur, Texas to play in the Port Arthur New Year’s Classic on December 30th and 31st.  MAC was defeated by Pensacola CC on Monday by the score of 65-58.  The Cardinals bounced back and beat El Centro College on Tuesday, winning 77-63.  The Cardinals then traveled to play at Eastern Oklahoma on January 2nd.  The Cardinals won the game 82-74.  MAC finished up their week by playing at Three Rivers on January 4th.  The Cards lost the game 74-64.  The Mineral Area College Cardinals now have a record of 10-8 on the season. 

 

(12/9/13)  Rotary Shootout scheduled for this Saturday. 

The MAC Cardinals men’s basketball team will host Kansas City Kansas Community College in the Rotary Shootout.  Game time is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.

 

Rotary Shootout Schedule- Saturday, December 14th  at the Bob Sechrest Field House

 

9:00- West County vs. Central (8th Grade Boys)

10:30- Bismarck vs. Viburnum (Boys)

12:00- Ste. Genevieve vs. St. Vincent (Boys)

1:30- North County vs. Hillsboro (Girls)

3:00- West County vs. Central (Boys)

4:30- Farmington vs. Eureka (Girls)

6:00-MAC vs.  Southeastern Illinois (Women)

(11/18/13) MAC loses both games of Bob Sechrest Classic.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team lost to John A. Logan and Wabash Valley in the annual Bob Sechrest Field Tournament over the weekend.  MAC lost to John A. Logan by the score of 78-69 and lost to Wabsh Valley 90-87.  The Cardinals were lead in both games by Freshman standout Anthony Virdure who scored 20 and 37 for MAC in each contest.

Daily Journal Article vs. John A. Logan

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(11/12/13)  Cardinals fall to SWIC in rematch.  MAC lost the rematch last night in Belleville to Southwestern Illinois College by the score of 88-74.  Mineral Area is now 5-2 on the season and will play this weekend in the annual Bob Sechrest Classic. 

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(11/12/13) Schedule change for Bob Sechrest Classic. Due to a scheduling conflict with John A. Logan, the Bob Sechrest Classic schedule has been flip-flopped for this weekend.  The same teams will be participating, however the schedule of the games have changed.  Here is the new schedule:

Bob Sechrest Field House

Friday, November 15th

5:00 p.m. Three Rivers vs. Wabash Valley
7:00 p.m.  MAC vs. John A. Logan

Saturday, November 16th

5:00 p.m. Three Rivers vs. John A. Logan
7:00 p.m. MAC vs. Wabash Valley

(11/11/13)  Mineral Area goes 2-1 in Lakeland Classic.  The men's basketball team defeated Kennedy King out of Chicago, Illinois and Danville Area before losing to #20 ranked Cincinnatti State in the Finals.  The Cardinals are off to a strong start going 5-1 on the young season.  MAC will play the rematch with SWIC on Tuesday up in Belleville, Illinois.

Daily Journal Article vs. Kennedy King

 

(11/5/13)  MAC defeats SWIC in home opener.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team scored a convincing win last night over Southwestern Illinois College out of Belleville.  MAC raced to a 80-56 win capitalizing on a suffocating press and good shooting from the outside.  The Cardinals are 3-0 and will travel to Mattoon, Illinois to play in the Lakeland Classic.  Mineral Area will play against Kennedy King at noon on Friday.

 

(11/3/13)  Cardinals go 2-0 in Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic.  The MAC men's basketball team got the season off to a great start by winning its first two games of the season in the annual Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic.  Mineral Area defeated North Lake, Texas and West Kentucky Community College out of Kentucky on Friday and Saturday.  The Cardinals were lead by Freshman Anthony Virdure (Lutheran North, St. Louis, MO) who scored 21 points in the 91-78 victory over North Lake, Texas on Friday.  On Saturday, Mineral Area was able to get by West Paducah by the score of 96-75. 

Up next for Mineral area is a home match-up with Southwestern Illinois Community College on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm.

Daily Journal Article North Lake, Texas

Daily Journal Article West Kentucky and Community College

(10/7/13)  Cardinals to open up preseason schedule. The MAC men’s basketball team will participate in the Three Rivers Jamboree on Saturday, October 12th.  The Cards will play Philander Smith at 11:30 a.m. and Evangel at 1:15 p.m.  MAC will then travel to Decatur, IL on Sunday, October 13th as they will play in the Rick Ball Jamboree.

 

(9/4/13) Midnight Madness- (Mark Your Calendar) and Meet the Athletes Night- October 9th. We are just over month away from our Midnight Madness event. This year we will be combining Midnight Madness with Meet the Athletes Night. Come out and meet all of our athletes on Wednesday, October 9th at 5:00 p.m. We will be grilling hot dogs in student parking lot C by the baseball field on the MAC Campus at 5:00 p.m. The community is invited to come out and meet all of our athletes, cheerleaders, and Kirby the Cardinal. After meeting the athletes and tailgating with the Cardinals will can then go into the Bob Sechrest Field House and root on the volleyball team as we play host to East Central College at 6:30 p.m.

(7/16/13) Cardinals signings for the 2013-2014 season.  The defending Region XVI Champions have reloaded this year bringing in 8 new players so far to the roster.  Below is a list of the players that have signed their NJCAA national letter of intent to play for the Cardinals.  Some of these players are back from last year's squad.

Name High School Location College Region Sport Status
Babic, Djordje Lester B. Pearson High School  Burlington, Ontario Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
05-07-2013
Brown, Malik Miller Career Academy  St. Louis, MO Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
05-15-2013
Clark, Keenan University School of Nova Southeastern University  Pembroke Pines, FL Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
05-07-2013
Coleman, Jordan TNT Academy  Lawrencville, GA Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
05-02-2013
Craig, Chris Marshall High School  Maywood, IL Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
05-07-2013
Frazier, Jr., Corey Maplewoods High School  Webster Groves, MO Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
05-15-2013
Johnson, Orlando Martin Van Buren High School  Jamaica Queens, NY Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
05-07-2013
Stokes, Trent Lake Brantley High School  Altamonte Springs, Florida Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
05-31-2013
Tate, Deaires Martin Luther King High School  Flordell Hills, MO Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
06-06-2013
Virdure , Anthony Lutheran North  St. Louis, MO Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
04-24-2013
Watkins, Leon McCluer High School  Florissant, MO Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
05-06-2013
Weibrecht, Bryce Perryville High School  Perryville, MO Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
05-07-2013
West, Brier Soldan International Studies High School  St. Louis, MO Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed
05-07-2013
White, Jacob Poplar Bluff High School  Williamsville, MO Mineral Area College 16 Men's Basketball Signed

 

(5/30/13) Men's Basketball to host Summer Academy.  The men's basketball team will host its annual summer basketball academy at the Bob Sechrest Field House on June 17th-June 20th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The camp cost is $120.  Cost includes includes lunch and a T-shirt.  Contact Corey Tate for more information 573-518-2229.

(5/7/13)  Former MAC basketball player signs with NFL team.  Demetrius Harris, a former All-Region and All-Conference basketball player while here at Mineral Area, has decided to play football for the Kansas City Chiefs.  Demetrius was a standout football player in high school but decided to play basketball in college instead. 

After finishing his basketball career at UW-Milwaukee, NFL teams swarmed him because of his rare athletic abilities.  During his workout for the Chiefs, Demetrius ran 40 yards in 4.52 seconds to go with a vertical jump of 36½ inches and a broad jump of 10-2.

John Dorsey, who is the Chiefs General Manager said this is protocol for many NFL teams " "I always (scout) five or six basketball guys a year," said Dorsey. "We went to Portsmouth, Va., one year to evaluate 50 basketball players. Mid-majors is where you make your money on stuff like that because they're not in the pool for basketball."

Harris will take part in a 3-day minicamp for the Chiefs which begins May 10th.

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(4/8/13)  Jay Raulston named 2nd Team All-American  MAC Sophomore forward Jay Raulston was named to the NJCAA All-American Team.  Jay was the Region 16 player of the year averaging 17.9 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game.  He helped lead the Cardinals to a Region XVI Title as well as a birth in the NJCAA National Tournament. 

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(3/18/13)  Season ends in NJCAA National Tournament.  MAC lost today by the score of 76-50 to North Platte.  The Cardinals lost their first game of the single-elimination tournament to conclude their season at 26-8.

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(3/12/13)  Cardinals to face North Platte out of Nebraska in first round.  MAC earned the #17 seed and will face #16 North Platte in the first round of the NJCAA National Tournament.  The game will take place in Hutchinson, Kansas at Hutchinson Community College on Monday, March 18th at 10:00 AM. 

The field consists of 24 teams and the top 8 seeds will receive a bye.  With a win, MAC would face the #1 ranked team in the country - the Iowa Western Reivers.

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Tickets

$10 per ticket- Morning sessions (General Admission)

$12 per ticket- Evening session (Reserved Seating)

$50 pass for all 24 games of the tournament

Team Hotel Information

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Directions to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas:

There will be no fan bus taken. The NJCAA national tournament will broadcast all tournament games on IHigh.  You can go to IHigh.com and find our site, or you can find our IHigh site on the link above.

(3/10/13) MAC advances to NJCAA National Tournament - MAC went on the road to Chicago, Illinois to defeat Malcolm X on Saturday by the score of 100-87.  Mineral Area had its typical balanced scoring attack, with five players scoring in double-figures. They were lead in scoring by Shaq Boga who scored a game-high 29 points.  Jay Raulston had a phenomenal game, scoring 21, to go with 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 blocks and 2 steals. Freshman Leon Watkins scored 19 and was aided by 13 from DeAngelo Tucker and 12 by Denzel Reed.

Mineral Area maintained control most of the game, but a furious rally by the Hawks closed the lead to within 5 late in the game.  MAC responded though, and was able to hit a couple of clutch 3-pointers along with some critical free-throws to punch their ticket to Kansas. 

The game was played in front of a raucous crowd which included many former Mineral Area basketball players.  MAC has had a long tradition of recruiting players from Chicago, started by Bob Sechrest and carried on by Tim Gray and now Corey Tate.  One of the fans in attendance was Sonny Parker.  Parker is MAC's all-time leading scorer and played six seasons in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors.  His son, Jabari, is currently the #1 ranked High School basketball player in the country.

The win has added significance for MAC fans.  The Cardinals clinched their birth in the National Tournament on the same day former Cardinal Coach and Athletic Director Bob Sechrest would have celebrated his 85th birthday.  Coach Sechrest started the basketball program at MAC and coached at Mineral Area for 24 seasons. He compiled a mark of 465-273. Over his time with the Cardinals, he had seven nationally ranked teams and was named Region XVI coach of the year on three occasions. He spent 45 years with MAC and Flat River Junior College, MAC’s precursor. The 2,300-seat complex on MAC’s campus was named for him in 2002.

This is the 2nd time in school history that MAC has qualified for the National Tournament.  The 1st was in 1977, when they were coached by Sechrest. 

MAC is 26-7 on the year. With the win, Mineral Area will now participate in the NJCAA National Tournament held in Hutchinson, Kansas on March 18-23rd.

The Cardinals will wait to find out what seed they receive in the National Tournament.  Below is a list of the teams that have already qualified:

DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
District 1 (Regions 1, 18): Central Arizona College (29-4)
District 2 (Region 2): Eastern Oklahoma State College (19-15)
District 3 (Regions 12, 15, 19, 20): Hagerstown CC, Md. (29-4)
District 4 (Regions 4,16): Mineral Area College, Mo. (26-7)
District 5 (Region 5): New Mexico JC (27-6)
District 6 (Region 6): Hutchinson CC, Kan. (31-3)
District 7 (Region 7): Motlow State CC, Tenn. (25-3)
District 8 (Region 8): College of Central Florida (30-3)
District 9 (Region 9): North Platte CC, Neb. (29-5) 
District 10 (Region 10): Spartanburg Methodist College, S.C. (32-0)
District 11 (Regions 11, 13): Iowa Western CC (31-2)
District 12 (Region 22): Shelton State CC, Ala. (25-8)
District 13 (Region 17): East Georgia College (30-2) 
District 14 (Region 14): Lee College, Texas (24-10)
District 15 (Region 23): East Mississippi CC (20-7)
District 16 (Region 24): Vincennes University, Ind. (31-2) 


ZONE B QUALIFIERS (Districts 2, 7, 10, 14)
Connors State College, Okla. (24-8)
Walters State CC, Tenn. (17-16) 
USC Salkehatchie (15-17) 
Kilgore College, Texas (26-4)

There will be 4 at-large teams named to the field on Monday. 

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(3/5/13)  MAC will play Malcolm X out of Chicago on Saturday.  The men's team will travel to Chicago, Illinois on Saturday to play a 5:00 game against Malcolm X Community College.  The Malcolm X Hawks are 22-11 and 10-2 at home.  They defeated Kankakee in the Region 4 championship game last night.  A win, would mean a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. 

(3/4/13)  Cardinals await winner of Region 4.  The men's

basketball team will compete in the first round of the NJCAA National Tournament this Saturday, March 9th when they travel to either Kankakee, IL or Chicago, IL.  If Kankakee wins the Region 4 title, the Cardinals will play at Kankakee on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.  If Malcolm X out of Chicago wins the Region 4 title, MAC will play at Malcolm X at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.  The Region 4 title game between Malcolm X and Kankakee is to be played on Monday, March 4th.

(3/3/13)  MAC defeats Moberly to claim Region 16 title.  The men's basketball team defeated the Moberly Greyhounds 77-70 on Saturday night to claim the school's fifth Region 16 title.  MAC was lead by Region player of the year Jay Raulston who scored 23 points.  Shaquille Boga capped off a great tournament with 20 points in the championship game. 

MAC found itself in a twelve point deficit early, but rebounded to go on a 28-10 run to take a 37-31 halftime lead.  Moberly, who was lead by Mike Anderson's 31 points, was able to come back and lead 60-59 late in the 2nd half. However, Mineral Area would not be denied.   A 3-point basket by DeAngelo Tucker, followed by subsequent free throws from Raulston and another 3-pointer by Boga, put the Cardinals ahead for good. Mineral Area shot 12 of 16 from the free-throw line down the stretch to put the game out of reach. 

Corey Tate was named Region 16 Coach of the Year on Saturday.  Tate has won five MCCAC conference titles in nine years.  This is Coach Tate's second Region 16 title.  He now has an overall coaching record of 179-102. 

The Cardinals advanced to the championship game with a 75-58 semifinal win over State Fair on Friday night.  MAC (25-7) will now play against the Region 4 winner from Northern Illinois, on Saturday night in Illinois.  A win, would mean a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. 

 

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Photo from Donn Adamson of The Daily Journal

(2/28/13)  Jay Raulston named Region XVI Player of the Year.  MAC sophomore Jay Raulston has been named Region XVI Player of the Year.  Raulston, along with Shaq Boga (McCluer) were both named First Team All-Region XVI.  DeAngelo Tucker (Ladue) and Leon Watkins (McCluer) were named to the honorable mention team. 

Raulston averaged 17.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. 

(2/25/13) Cardinals clinch MCCAC conference title.  Region XVI Tournament up next.  The men's basketball team won a thriller on Homecoming night at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  Jay Raulston (Poplar Bluff, MO) hit two free-throws with 5.4 seconds left to lift the Cards to a 74-73 win over visiting State Fair.  With the win, MAC clinches a share of the MCCAC conference regular season title. 

Up next for MAC is the Region XVI Tournament.  Mineral Area will earn an automatic place in the semifinals as the #2 seed.  The Cardinals (22-7) will play against State Fair on Friday, March 1st at Jefferson College at 8:00 pm.  The winner will go to the championship game on Saturday against the winner of the MSU-West Plains/ Three Rivers-Moberly winner.  

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(2/11/13)  MAC completes season sweep of Three Rivers.  The men's basketball team won a road game against Three Rivers on Saturday.  The Cardinals defeated the Raiders by the score of 67-55.  Mineral Area (21-5) improves to 4-2 in the Region XVI and 3-1 in the MCCAC.  MAC is in the running for both the MCCAC conference championship and the #1 seed in the Region XVI Tournament.

The Cardinals will play Moberly on Wednesday night at the Bob Sechrest Field House. 

(1/24/13) Cardinals get big road win against Moberly.  MAC earned its biggest win of the year last night, traveling to Moberly, Missouri, to defeat the Moberly Greyhounds 85-84.  Mineral Area added a put-back basket in the final seconds by Jay Raulston (Poplar Bluff, MO) to pull ahead for good.  DeAngelo Tucker (St. Louis, MO) hit seven 3-pointers for the Cardinals who take over sole possession of 1st place in the Region XVI standings. 

Moberly (17-3) was able to erase a 14-4 deficit early on to take a 23-21 lead.  But the Cardinals showed their usual toughness, battling the Greyhounds until the very end, before Raulston's basket with 6.2 seconds to play to preserve the one point victory. 

MAC (18-3) now faces another tough road test when they take on the State Fair Roadrunners in Sedalia, MO on Saturday night at 7:00. 

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(1/7/13)  MAC defeats Three Rivers in front of packed house.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team defeated rival Three Rivers on Saturday at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  The Cardinals used a 39-26 half-time edge to spurt the 79-69 victory. 

Mineral  Area had a balanced scoring attack paced by Jay Raulston who had 19 points.  Leon Watkins had 18, including a 65 foot last second three-pointer right before the half.  DeAngelo Tucker had 18 points on six three-pointers and Bryce Weibrecht had 16.  MAC (16-3) will play at home on Saturday night against West Plains at 7:00.

Cardinal Freshman Bryce Weibrecht scores 2 of his 16 in the Cardinals 10 point win on Saturday night.  Photo is from Matt King of The Daily Journal.

 

(1/5/13) Cardinals open up Region XVI play with Three Rivers tonight.  MAC plays rival Three Rivers tonight at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  Game time is set for 7:00pm.  Mineral Area is currently ranked 28th in the latest NJCAA national poll.  Three Rivers (12-4) is the defending Region XVI Champion.

Mineral Area (15-3) just recently got back from a two game tournament down in Port Arthur, Texas.  MAC defeated Seward County out of Kansas and Lone Star State-Cy Fair Community College on consecutive nights. 

The Cardinals will play again next Saturday at 7:00 pm at the Bob Sechrest Field House against West Plains. 

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(12/17/12)  MAC goes 1-1 in Indian Hills Classic.  Mineral Area is now 13-3 after splitting a pair of games up in Ottumwa, Iowa over the weekend.  All three of the Cardinals losses this year are road game to teams from the state of Iowa. 

The Cardinals won the first game on Friday over Kingdom Prep by the score of 106-97 before falling to 11th ranked Indian Hills 97-82. 

MAC now travels south to the state of Texas to participate in the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Classic. Mineral Area will play against Seward County Community College out of Kansas on New Year's Eve, before turning around and playing Lone Star-Cy Fair on New Year's Day. 

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(11/26/12)  Cardinals split in Southeastern Iowa Classic.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team traveled to Southeastern Iowa to play in the Southeastern Iowa Thanksgiving Classic.  MAC won the first game of the classic, defeating Black Hawk East 86-60.  The Cardinals lost the host school, Southeastern Iowa the next night by the score of 86-75.  MAC is now 9-2 on the season, and are ranked 30th in the nation.

 

The men will host Maryville University JV on Tuesday, November 27th.  Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.  MAC will then host the Rotary Shootout on Saturday, December 1st.  MAC’s opponent in the Shootout will be Christian Life Center Academy Prep School.  Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

 

Rotary Shootout Schedule

 

9:30 a.m.           West County vs. Central (8th Grade)       Boys

11:00 a.m.         Arcadia Valley vs. Clearwater                  Boys

12:30 p.m.         Valle Catholic vs. Crystal City                  Boys

2:00 p.m.           West County vs. Central (JV Game)         Boys

3:30 p.m.           West County vs. Central                        Boys

5:00 p.m.           Ste. Genevieve vs. Hillsboro                    Boys

7:00 p.m.           MAC vs. Missouri Baptist JV                    Men

 

(11/21/12)  MAC defeats SWIC in home contest.  Freshman Leon Watkins (McLuer) buried a 3-point basket with 2.5 seconds to go to give Mineral Area a 65-64 victory over the Southwestern Illinois Blue Storm.  The Cardinals complete the home and home series with a two-game sweep over SWIC. 

MAC (8-1) will now play on the road in the Southeastern Iowa Classic.  Their first opponent is Black Hawk East College out of Iowa which takes place tomorrow, on Thanksgiving, in Burlington, Iowa.

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(11/19/12) Cardinals go 2-0 in Bob Sechrest Classic.  The MAC basketball team continued its great play this weekend defeating Eastern Oklahoma and Kennedy King in the Bob Sechrest Classic.  On Friday, Mineral Area jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 93-59 victory.  Eastern finished last season 4th in nation.

On Saturday, MAC won 75-56 over Kennedy King out of Chicago. 

The Cardinals (7-1) will travel to Iowa this weekend to play in the Southeastern Iowa Classic.

Daily Journal Article vs. Eastern Oklahoma

Daily Journal Article vs. Kennedy King

(11/13/12)  Mineral Area gets another big road win over SWIC.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team scored another big win on the road last night defeating Southwestern Illinois College last night winning the game by the score of 63-62.  MAC got a late basket by Mississippi State commit Quantel Denson to pull ahead for good. 

MAC (5-1) now gets their first opportunity to play at home this weekend in the annual Bob Sechrest Classic at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  The Cardinals will take on Eastern Oklahoma on Friday at 7:00 before turning around to play Kennedy King on Saturday at 7:00.

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(11/12/12) MAC splits two games in Iowa Western Classic.  MAC lost the first game on Friday evening to #20 Iowa Western by the score of 81-66.  The Cardinals (4-1) got off to a good start, leading by 9 early, but the Reivers went on a sustained run to pull away and get the home win.  On Saturday, MAC defeated Des Moines Area College 61-56. 

MAC is off to a solid start winning 4 of 5.  They have a quick turnaround traveling to Belleville, Illinois tonight taking on Southwestern Illinois at 7:30.

(11/8/12)  Cardinals improve to 3-0 with big road win over John A. Logan.  The men's basketball team went on the road and got a big win against the John A. Logan Volunteers last night.  MAC won the game by the score of 75-70 marking their first road win in Carterville since the 2007-2008 season. 

The Cards will face a difficult test this weekend traveling to the Iowa Western Classic.  They will face #20 Iowa Western on Friday at 7:00, before taking on Des Moines Area on Saturday at 3:00.  You can listen to the game tonight on Iowa Western Radio, 89.7 FM The River by clicking below.

Radio link to game.

The Southern Article

(11/5/12)  MAC goes 2-0 in Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team got the season off to a good start by getting two wins this weekend down in Poplar Bluff.  MAC won the first game over Arkansas Baptist by the score of 100-83 before turning around and defeating Missouri Baptist JV on Saturday 103-66.  The Cardinals will now play against John A. Logan on Wednesday at 7:30 in Carterville, IL.

Daily Journal Article vs. Arkansas Baptist

Daily Journal Article vs Missouri Baptist JV

(10/31/12)  Cardinals start season this weekend.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team will start their season this weekend down in Poplar Bluff as part of the Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic.  MAC will play on Friday at 5:00 against Arkansas Baptist.  They will then play against Missouri Baptist JV on Saturday at 5:00.

(10/11/12) Quantel Denson chooses Mississippi State.  The Cardinals have their first big commitment of the year with Sophomore Quantel Denson (Grandview, MO) agreeing to become a Mississippi State Bulldog.  Mississippi State is lead by first year head coach Rick Ray and competes in the SEC. 

Scout.com article

(10/8/12)  Midnight Madness - Wednesday October 10th

 Midnight Madness will be in the Bob Sechrest Field House directly following the MAC/Jefferson College volleyball game on Wednesday, October 10th.  There will be free popcorn before the volleyball game.  After the game, the cheerleaders, dance team, women’s basketball team, and men’s basketball team will be introduced.  There will be a three point shootout and a slam dunk contest.  At 10:00 p.m. there will be pizza and soda served.

(10/2/12)  Head Coach Corey Tate releases 2012-2013 roster.  The Mineral Area basketball team has released its roster for the upcoming season.  MAC has signed an impressive recruiting class including Jay Raulston (Poplar Bluff), Quantel Denson (Kansas City, MO), Shaquille Boga and Denzel Reed from St. Louis, MO.  For the entire roster click here. 

MAC opens up a month from now in the Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic in Poplar Bluff, MO. 

(6/8/12)  Cardinals signings for 2012-2013 season.  Corey Tate and his assistant coaches have been working hard on recruiting since the end of the season.  Below is a list of players that have signed their national letter of intent to play for the Cardinals for next season according to the NJCAA website.  Some of these players are returning from last years squad. 

Boga, Shaquille McCluer High School  St. Louis, MO Men's Basketball Signed
04-27-2012
Conaway, Jackson Viburnum High School  Boss, MO Men's Basketball Signed
04-09-2012
Garmon, Fredrick Kennett High School  Kennett, MO Men's Basketball Signed
04-09-2012
Johnson, Orlando Martin Van Buren High School  Jamaica Queens, NY Men's Basketball Signed
04-17-2012
Raulston, Jay Poplar Bluff High School  Poplar Bluff, MO Men's Basketball Signed
04-18-2012
Reed, Denzel McCluer North High School  Florissant, MO Men's Basketball Signed
05-01-2012
Tucker, D'Angelo Ladue Horton Watkins High School  St. Louis, MO Men's Basketball Signed
06-05-2012
Watkins, Leon McCluer High School  Florissant, MO Men's Basketball Signed
04-09-2012
Weibrecht, Bryce Perryville High School  Perryville, MO Men's Basketball Signed
04-09-2012

(5/8/12)  Corey Tate releases summer basketball camp information.  Mineral Area College will host the Mineral Area Basketball Academy this summer from June 18th-21st, 2012.  It is for boys and girls ages 2nd through 8th grade and will go Monday through Thursday. 

Camp Registration Form

(4/30/12)  Darian Hooker signs with Campbell University. Mineral Area College men’s basketball guard Darian Hooker has signed to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

(3/7/12)  Season ends in Region XVI Tournament.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team had their season come to a close last night in the Region XVI Tournament.  The Cardinals traveled to Sedalia and were defeated by State Fair in the quarterfinal round of the tournament.

(3/5/12)  Cardinals drop final regular season game to Moberly.  The men's basketball team concluded its regular season on Saturday night at the Bob Sechrest Field House falling to Moberly by the score of 81-71.  The Cardinals finish the season 13-14 and 1-7 in the Region XVI. 

Up next for MAC is the Region XVI Tournament.  On Tuesday Mineral Area will play at State Fair at 7:00 P.M.  If the Cardinals win, they will play #1 seed Moberly on Friday night at Jefferson College in the semi-final game.  For the complete bracket, seeding and results click here.

Daily Journal Article

 

(2/2/12) Men’s Basketball Game Cancelled.   The Mineral Area College men’s basketball game scheduled for this Saturday, February 4th at the Bob Sechrest Field House has been cancelled.  Due to unfortunate circumstances, Whiteman Air Force Base will be unable to play.

(1/30/12)  Cardinals get double-overtime victory over State Fair.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team played one of its most exciting games in recent memory Saturday defeating the State Fair Roadrunners 96-92 in two overtimes.  The Cardinals were down 20 points in the second half before storming back to force the game in to extra time.  Jerome Davis (Miami, FL) and Darion Hooker (Washington D.C.) were the stars for the Cardinals scoring 28 and 27 respectively to help MAC earn its first Region XVI win. 

The Cardinals (14-9) will play West Plains at home on Wednesday at the Bob Sechrest Field House.

Daily Journal Article

(1/20/12)  Cardinals play 4 consecutive home games starting next week.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team will play 4 games at the Bob Sechrest Field House starting on Wednesday, January 25th against Maryville JV at 7:00.  They will then play host to State Fair on Saturday at 7:00 , West Plains on Wednesday 7:00, before hosting Whiteman Air Force on Saturday, February 4th at home at 3:00.  The Cardinals are currently 11-9 on season. 

(12/9/11)  MAC hosts Rotary Shootout tomorrow at Bob Sechrest Field House.

The men's basketball team will play against Southwestern Illinois College tomorrow night as the feature game in the annual Rotary Shootout. 

MAC is currently 10-5 after their MCCAC conference win against St. Louis Community College on Wednesday night.  The Cardinals are 3-0 in the MCCAC conference.  The entire days schedule is listed below.

 

Rotary Shootout Schedule

9:30- Mineral Area AAU vs. Charleston    (Boys)         

11:00- Bismarck vs. Potosi                    (Boys)                          

12:30- Farmington vs. Festus                (Girls)          

2:00- West County vs. Crystal City        (Boys)                   

3:30- Farmington vs. Clayton                (Boys)                      

5:00- MAC vs. Southwestern, TN           (Women)                

7:00- MAC vs. Southwestern, TN           (Men)       

Daily Journal Article vs St. Louis Community College.       

(12/6/11)  Cardinals improve to 2-0 in MCCAC after win against Lewis & Clark.

The Mineral Area men's basketball team controlled last nights home game from start to finish on their way to a 105-58 victory.  MAC hit 21 of 32 3-point attempts to dominate the Trailblazers.  Mineral Area is now 9-5 overall and 2-0 in the MCCAC.

The Cardinals now plays a home game against St. Louis Community College on Wednesday at the Bob Sechrest Field house starting at 7:30.

Daily Journal Article

(11/19/11)  MAC defeats #12 Wabash Valley in Bob Sechrest Classic.  The Mineral Area basketball team defeated a very good Wabash Valley team last night by 17 in the first night of the Bob Sechrest Classic.  Wabash Valley is currently ranked #12 in the latest NJCAA Poll. The Cardinals won the game by the score of 79-62. 

Mineral Area (6-3) has a difficult matchup scheduled for tonight against #4 ranked and traditional power Indian Hills out of Iowa at 7:00.  You can watch the game live tonight by clicking here.

(11/9/11)  Cardinals defeat John. A Logan in home contest.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team defeated the John A. Logan Volunteers last night 61-55 at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  The Cardinals were led by Sophomore Darian Hooker (Washington D.C.) with 27 points.  Jerome Davis (Miami, FL) added 12 in the winning effort. 

The Cardinals (4-0) have a busy upcoming weekend with four games in as many days. They will face Vincennes on Friday afternoon at the Lake Land Classic in Mattoon, Ill. before traveling to SW Illinois on Monday.

Daily Journal Article


(11/7/11)  Mineral Area to play in Quality Inn Laker Classic.  The men's basketball team will participate in the Lake Land College Quality Inn Laker Classic on November, 11-13th.  MAC will play against Vincennes on Friday, November 11th at 2:00.  The tournament takes place in Mattoon, Illinois on the campus of Lake Land College.

(11/7/11)  MAC improves to 3-0 after two wins in Tip-Off Classic.  MAC competed in the Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic over the weekend in Poplar Bluff.  They defeated ABCD Prep on Friday night 80-67.  Jerome Davis had 18 points in the victory.  On Saturday, the Cardinals defeated Missouri Baptist JV in a rematch of last Wednesday's game.  The Cardinals won handily once again winning by the score of 102-43. 

Mineral Area will take on John A. Logan tomorrow night at home at 7:00. 

(11/3/11)  Cardinals win season opener.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team officially opened up their season with a convincing win last night over Missouri Baptist JV.  MAC put on an impressive offensive display compiling 125 points in the 125-54 victory.  The Cardinals will now play this weekend in the Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic.  The opponents will be ABCD Prep out of Dallas, Texas and a rematch against Missouri Baptist JV.

(10/31/11) Men's hoops will kick off season this week.  The MAC Cardinal men’s basketball team tip-off their regular season schedule on Wednesday, November 2nd when they host Missouri Baptist junior varsity.  The game time is scheduled for 7:00 at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  The Cardinals will then be in action on November 4th and 5th when they compete in the Three Rivers Tipoff Classic in Poplar Bluff.  The game time for both games will be at 5:00 p.m.  MAC will play Missouri Baptist JV on Friday, and Central Bible College on Saturday.

(10/17/11)  Men's basketball starts Wednesday, November 2nd.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team will officially get underway in two weeks.  The Cardinals will take on Missouri Baptist JV at 7:00 at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  The Cardinals have reloaded with an impressive recruiting class and are looking to contend for the MCCAC and Region XVI title this year.

(10/10/11)  Cardinals take part in scrimmage games this weekend. 

The MAC Cardinal Men’s basketball team had their first scrimmage of the season on Saturday, October 7th as they traveled to Sikeston to play two games.  MAC played Philander Smith in the first game, and the second game of the day the Cardinals faced Dyersburg St.  Mineral Area won three out of the four halves on the trip.

 

(9/15/11)  Midnight Madness is October 11th.  The Cardinals basketball teams will host their annual Midnight Madness events starting at 6:30 P.M.  This year's theme will be "Dig For a Cure" promoting Breast Cancer Awareness.  Fans are encouraged to wear pink to show support.  The MAC volleyball team will play Lindenwood-Belleville at 6:30 in the Bob Sechrest Field House.  This will be followed by a slam dunk contest, 3 point contest and men's and women's scrimmage. There will be free pizza and a chance for one lucky student to win free tuition.

Midnight Madness Flyer

(8/15/11)  Meet the Cardinals scheduled for September 8th at Engler Park. 

Mineral Area College is inviting the community to come out and spend a few minutes meeting the athletes of all of our fine sports teams for the upcoming year.  Bring the kids out to meet the 2011-2012 Cardinals on Thursday evening, September 8, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Hall Pavilion in Farmington’s Engler Park.  Coaches and athletes from men’s and women’s basketball, men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s golf, women’s volleyball, and the MAC cheerleaders will be on hand.   The coaches will be grilling up hotdogs and serving soft drinks while athletes will host a variety of activities and games for the kids to play.

Come out and enjoy the evening with the Cardinals!

Food and soft drinks will be provided while they last.

MEET THE CARDINALS @ ENGLER PARK

5:00-7:00 pm

ENGLER PARK, HALL PAVILLION

(4/28/11)  Corey Tate releases summer basketball camp information.  Mineral Area College will host the Mineral Area Basketball Academy this summer from July 18th-21st, 2011.  It is for boys and girls ages 2nd through 12th grade and will go all week. 

Camp Registration Form

(4/12/11)  Sophomore Demetrius Harris signs with Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Mineral Area sophomore Demetrius Harris has agreed to continue his college basketball career at Division I Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  UWM was 19-14 this season including two wins over the national runner-up Butler Bulldogs. 

Coach Rob Jeter was the Horizon conference coach of the year and has been nominated for several national coach of the year awards this season.   He has compiled a 101-89 record in his career, including a berth in the NCAA second round in 2006.  Jeter is a former assisant of Bo Ryan, the head coach of the Univerisity of Wisconsin. 

Harris had an outstanding season for the Cardinals averaging 11.7 points per game and 7.8 rebounds.  He is originally from Jacksonville, Arkansas. 

(3/2/11) Two Cardinals gain honors for 2011 season.  Demetrius Harris and Josh Minner gained notice this past week on MCCAC All-Conference and NJCAA Region XVI teams. Demetrius Harris a 6'7" sophomore forward from Jacksonville, Arkansas was named to the 2011 Region XVI team.  Lonny Hayes from MSU-West Plains was the Region XVI Player of the Year. 

Demetrius was also named to the MCCAC All-Conference team along with teammate Josh Minnner.  Josh is a 6'6" sophomore forward from New Madrid County High School in New Madrid, MO. 

              

(3/2/11) Mens basketball season concludes in Region XVI Tournament.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team lost to Three Rivers last night in Poplar Bluff in the first round of the NJCAA Region XVI Tournament.  This loss ends the Cardinals season. 

(2/28/11)  Cardinals fall to State Fair on Homecoming.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team dropped their final regular season game to State Fair on Saturday night at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  MAC played the Roadrunners close losing 78-73 as a part of the college's annual Homecoming festivities. 

Next, the Cardinals play in the all-important Region XVI Tournament.  MAC travels to Poplar Bluff to take on rival Three Rivers on Tuesday night at 7:00 P.M.

 

(2/23/11)  MAC takes #1 ranked West Plains down to the wire in West Plains. 

Mineral Area basketball lost a close game last night on the road to the West Plains Grizzlies.  West Plains is currently the #1 ranked team in the latest NJCAA Division 1 poll.  After being down by 14 points in the 2nd half the Cardinals stormed back and had a shot to tie in the last 30 seconds but couldn't convert.  West Plains won the game 67-64.

MAC has a key game against State Fair on Saturday as a part of Homecoming. If Mineral Area wins this game they will host Three Rivers in the first round of the Region XVI Tournament.


(2/22/11)  Cardinals defeat Three Rivers in Poplar Bluff.  Mineral Area got a signature win Saturday night traveling to Three Rivers and getting a 62-58 victory. Mineral Area needs to win one of the final two region games in order to get the #4 seed.  The Cardinals go on the road tonight to play the number 1 team in the country in West Plains.  They play Saturday at home against State Fair for the college's annual Homecoming.  With a win in either one of these two games Mineral Area will host the #5 seed at MAC on Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 P.M. 

(2/17/11)  Men's basketball wins big over MCCAC over Forest Park.

The Mineral Area men's basketball team ran their way to a convincing win over MCCAC conference rival Forest Park.  The Cardinals scored 117 points on their way to  the 117-72 win.  MAC will now play on the road against Three Rivers on Saturday at 7:00.

Daily Journal Article

(2/15/11) Cardinals regular season coming to a close.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team has 4 regular season games left on their schedule starting tomorrow night with a home game against Forest Park at home at 7:30. 

They play on the road against Three Rivers on Saturday at 7:00. Then, they play a very good West Plains team on the road on Tuesday the 22nd.  The West Plains Grizzlies are currently the #1 ranked team in the country according to the most recent NJCAA Poll. 

They play at home Saturday the 24th as a part of the college's annual Homecoming activities against State Fair starting at 7:00.

(1/26/11)  Cardinals get impressive win over Southeastern Iowa.   The men's basketball team got a non-conference win last night over the 14th ranked team in the nation.  MAC won the game won the game 66-59. Darrion Hooker a freshman point guard out of Washington D.C. once again led the Cardinals with 20 points.  Sophomore Demetrius Harris Jacksonville, AR (Jacksonville) added 16.  The Blackhawks (19-6) have one of the most successful junior college basketball programs in the country having won 3 national titles. 

MAC (9-13) has two solid wins in the last 4 days and appear to be benefiting from one of the toughest schedules in the nation.  They face one of their stronger tests this season when they head to 17-4 State Fair on Saturday. 

Daily Journal Article

 

(1/24/11)  Late free throws helps Cardinals to Region win over Moberly.  The MAC basketball team got an important Region XVI win over the visiting Moberly on Saturday night at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  Mineral Area made all 7 of their attempted free throws in the final two minutes to preserve a 65-59 victory over the visiting Greyhounds. 

MAC (8-13) got good shooting from Darrion Hooker a freshman point guard out of Washington D.C.  Hooker led both the Cardinals and all scorers with 17 points.  The Cardinals play a very good Southeastern Iowa team tomorrow tonight at 7:00 at home.  Southeastern (19-5) is ranked 14th in the latest NJCAA poll.

Daily Journal Article

(1/17/11)  Cardinals suffer overtime loss to #5 West Plains. 

The Men's basketball team played one of the top teams in the Region XVI and one of the top ranked teams in the country Saturday night at home.  MAC played well and pushed them into overtime but ultimately lost the game 72-77.  Brier West a Freshman from Soldan (St. Louis) led the Cardinals with 22 points. 

Mineral Area is in the midst of one of the toughest schedules in the nation and it will continue with a road game at Meramec on Wednesday in St. Louis.  They will then play Moberly for another Saturday night Region XVI contest at the Bob Sechrest Field House. 

Daily Journal Article

(1/5/11) After going 1-2 out West MAC gets set for  home showdown with Three Rivers. The Men's basketball team has just returned from Mesa, Arizona.  They went 1-2 during the Fiesta Bowl Junior College Shootout.  The won against Lethbridge Community College out of Alberta, Candada in between losses to Westwind and Central Wyoming. 

Mineral Area (7-9) now gets ready for a MCCAC and Region XVI rivalry game against Three Rivers.  Three Rivers is 13-3 on the season.  MAC and Three Rivers split home and away last year.  The game is set for 7:00 on Saturday at the Bob Sechrest Field House.

 

(12/5/10)  Cardinals grab home win over Southwestern Illinois.  The men's basketball team got a solid home victory over Southwestern Illinois College at the Bob Sechrest Field House on Saturday night.  MAC won the game by the score of 71-61. SWIC was the preseason #20 ranked team in the NJCAA rankings. 

MAC (5-7) now takes part in the annual Rotary Shootout at the Bob Sechrest Field House on Saturday night.  They will play the feature game at 7:00 against Kennedy King College.  Then, the Cardinals go out west over the holiday break to participate in the very competetive Fiesta Bowl Junior College Shootout in Mesa, Arizona. This tournament consists of some of the top programs in the country including last seasons National Champion Howard Community Hawks College out of Texas and the 2008-2009 National Champion Salt Lake Community College Bruins out of Utah.  Mineral Area will open with Westwind on December 31st at 8:00 P.M.

(11/24/10)  MAC loses MCCAC conference game to Shawnee Saints.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team dropped a home conference game to Shawnee out of Ulin, Illinois last night by the score of 72-66.  MAC (4-5) had a nice night from Demetrius Harris who had 17 points and 11 rebounds.  Shawnee (5-1) went on a 10-0 run in the 1st half and despite the Cardinals closing it to two at 61-59, the Saints never gave up the lead on the way to their 6 point victory. 

MAC now heads to Burlington, Iowa over the Thanksgiving break to play against SE Iowa and Tyler, Texas as a part of the Southeastern Iowa Classic.

Daily Journal Article

 

(11/22/10)  Cardinals lose both games in Bob Sechrest Classic. The Mineral Area men's basketball team had a tough assignment this weekend going against two of the better teams in the nation in Wabash Valley and Indian Hills.  The Cardinals unfortunately dropped both games losing to #15 Wabash Valley 68-64 then falling to #11 Indian Hills 58-44.   MAC was up 6 with 6 minutes left to go but Wabash Valley rallied to win by 4.  Riley Raulston was the leading scorer for MAC on Friday with 19. 

On Saturday, Mineral Area went up against a very physical and tough Indian Hills team.  Indian Hills defense clamped down on the Cardinals as they only allowed 22 points in each half. 

MAC now hopes to bounce back in a conference game against Shawnee on Tuesday night at home.  The game is a part of a MCCAC doubleheader with the women's game starting at 5:00.  Both the women's and men's games are at the Bob Sechrest Field House.

Daily Journal Article vs. Wabash Valley

Daily Journal Article vs Indian Hills

(11/17/10)  Former Cardinal Carlton Guyton plays as a part of ESPN Tip Off Marathon.  ESPN has created a College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, which began at midnight on Monday and didn't end until more than 25 hours of basketball had been played. 21 games were featured (20 men’s games and a No. 1 vs. No. 2 women’s matchup) on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile.  

Former Mineral Area guard Carlton Guyton plays for the Kent State Golden Flash and played in the Kent State -Robert Morris game on ESPN.  Guyton played 37 minutes and scored 7 points in Kent State's 62-59 win.

(11/15/10)  3rd annual Bob Sechrest Classic is this weekend.  The Bob Sechrest Classic will take place this coming weekend on campus at Mineral Area College.  This is your first chance to see the men's basketball team in action at home.  This year, the tournament is stronger than ever with three ranked teams coming to town (#14 Indian Hills, # 23 Three Rivers, #35 Wabash Valley).  MAC will be the late game both Friday and Saturday night starting at 7:00.

Bob Sechrest Classic

(11/15/10)  Cardinals go 1-1 in Vincennes Classic over the weekend. Mineral Area basketball got a strong win Friday night against the 20th ranked team in the country on their floor, defeating Vincennes by the score of 64-47.  MAC played the early game on Saturday against Olney Community College out of Illinois and fell 66-61 thanks to a good shooting night by the Blue Knights.  MAC is now 4-2 on the season. 

(11/8/10)  MAC basketball has the toughest schedule in the nation. The Mineral Area men's basketball team will play the toughest schedule of any junior college team in the country according to JUCO Classic News Report.  Here is an excerpt from their recent report:

11/1/2010 -- Mineral Area claims the toughest schedule to open the 2010-2011 campaign with 14 upcoming opponents who were ranked or received votes in the NJCAA Division I pre-season poll. Besides facing Region 16 foes #10 Missouri State/West Plains, #18 Moberly Area, and #23 Three Rivers, twice during the season, the Cardinals will also meet #20 Vincennes (twice) and #14 Indian Hills (once) and #26 Southwestern Illinois (twice). MAC will also oppose three teams that received votes: Wabash Valley (once), Tyler (once) and Southeastern Iowa (twice).

-- Michael Johnson, Juco Classic News Service Report

(11/8/10)  Men's basketball wins two games in Tip-off Classic.  The MAC men's basketball team traveled down to Poplar Bluff this weekend to gain two big wins over Bevill State and Arkansas Baptist.  Sophomore Demtrius Harris had a double-double, recording 25 points to go along with 10 rebounds in the Friday night 77-68 win over Bevill State.  MAC was right back in action on Saturday night against Arkansas Baptist.  MAC put together its strongest effort of the season winning 85-65.

The Cardinals are now 2-1 on the season and will travel to Godfrey, Illinois on Tuesday to try an get an MCCAC win against Lewis and Clark.  The game is set to start at 7:30 or immediately after the women's game concludes.

Daily Journal Article

(11/1/10)  Basketball season starts this week with MCCAC Conference game.

The Men's basketball team opens the Cardinals season on Wednesday November 3rd at Florrisant Valley as a part of a MCCAC doubleheader.  Gametime is 7:30.  Then, on Friday, the Cards are in Poplar Bluff taking on Bevill State (AL) at 5:00 on campus at Three Rivers.  Then, they are back in action on Saturday against Arkansas Baptist also at 5:00 at Three Rivers.   The Cards home opener may be the best two day classic in school history with the Bob Sechrest Classic on the 19th and 20th of November.  All of our guests have won multiple national championships as #18 Indian Hills, #35 Wabash Valley, and #23 Three Rivers hit town for that weekend.

(10/18/10)  Men's basketball season begins in two weeks.  The Mineral Area men's basketball team will officially start their season with a MCCAC conference game against Florissant Valley up in St. Louis on November 3rd.  The Cardinals are coming off a 20 win season against one of the toughest schedules in the country.  The Men will be preceded by the women at 5:30.  Scheduled tip-off for the men's game is 7:30.

(10/18/10)  Chad Mills hired as new Athletic Director.  Mineral Area has named former MAC basketball player and assistant coach Chad Mills as the new Athletic Director effective July 1, 2011. 

Daily Journal Article

(10/5/10)  Midnight Madness events scheduled for October 13th.  Next Wednesday night Mineral Area College will host its annual Midnight Madness events.  The night will start with a very important conference volleyball game.  The 20th ranked Lady Cardinals will take on perennial power Jefferson College starting at 6:30.  This game will most likely decide the MCCAC Conference Champion for 2010.  It is also "Dig Pink for the Fight Against Breast Cancer Night."

Midnight Madness will include a Slam Dunk Contest and a 3-Point Shooting Contest.  It will be your first chance to see the Men's and Women's teams.

At 9:00 there will be activities and prizes for the fans. A student will have a chance to win a tuition scholarship during the event.

 

(8/23/10)  Meet the Cardinals at Engler Park scheduled for September 9th.

Mineral Area College is inviting the community to come out and spend a few minutes meeting the athletes of all of our fine sports teams for the upcoming year.  Bring the kids out to meet the 2010-2011 Cardinals on Thursday evening, September 9, from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Knight Pavilion in Engler Park, Farmington.  Coaches and athletes from men’s and women’s basketball, men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s golf,  women’s volleyball, and the MAC Cheerleaders will be on hand.  The Coaches will be grilling up hotdogs and serving soft drinks while the athletes will host a variety of activities and games for the kids to play. 

 

(8/19/10)  Former MAC player and assistant coach Sean Pryor lands Division I coaching job at Chicago State University.  Sean Pryor has joined Head Coach Tracy Dildy has part of Chicago State's new coaching staff for the 2010-2011 season.  Chicago State is a  NCAA Division I school that competes in the Great West Conference. 

Chicago State Link

(8/18/10) Mineral Area basketball team will take part in the Mesa Thunderbird Shootout.  The men's basketball team will travel out to Phoenix, Arizona over Christmas break to take part in the highly respected Mesa Thunderbird Shooutout.  The Cardinals will open up against West Wind Prep on December 31st at 8:00 P.M.  Other participating schools include 2009 National Champion Salt Lake Community College and 2010 National Champion Howard Community College out of Texas. 

Link

(8/16/10) Former MAC point guard Dontavis Jones has joined coaching staff. Dontavis Jones, a former point guard for the Mineral Area basketball team has agreed to come on on as the assistant basketball coach for the Cardinals.  Dontavis was a part of the 2005-06 Conference and Region XVI Championship teams.  He continued his career at Henderson State University where he was a member of the All-Academic Team.  Dontavis is a graduate of Kennett High School in Kennett, Missouri.