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#5 Mineral Area takes on #4 Moberly in front of a packed house on January 21st, 2017.


(1/18/19)  Game time moved up for contest with Moberly.  The Game Times have been moved up due to the incoming weather, the women will now play at Noon and the men will play at 2pm tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience.

(1/15/18)  MAC is now 15-4 on the season.  The Mineral Area Men played at home on Wednesday, 1/9/19, against Lincoln Land College. The Loggers were no match for the Cardinals. MAC beat Lincoln Land 111-41. Leading scorers for the Cards were: Yahuza Rasas with 33 points and 17 rebounds, and Steve Wooten with 22 points and 15 rebounds. The MAC Cardinals were cancelled on Saturday at West Plains due to the weather. The make-up date for this game is now February 5 at 7pm. The Cards are 15-4 on the season.

Daily Journal vs. Lincoln Land

My vs. Lincoln Land

The MAC Men will play at home this Saturday, 1/19/19, against Moberly. Game time is scheduled for 7pm after the Women’s contest. This is a big Region 16 match-up for both the Men and Women’s teams, so let’s pack the Fieldhouse and show our support for both teams.

(1/8/18)  Men fall to Three Rivers.  The Mineral Area Men had 2 contests this week. On January 2nd the Cardinals beat Faith Prep 109-64. The Cardinals were led in scoring by Steve Wooten with 29 points plus 12 rebounds and David Kachelries had 25 points. Then on Saturday, 1/5/19, the Cards also traveled to Poplar Bluff to take on Three Rivers. MAC fell to the Raiders 87-77. The Cards were led in scoring by Steve Wooten with 15 points and David Kachelries with 14 points. The Cardinals record is now 14-4 for the season.

The MAC Men will play at home this Wednesday, 1/9/19, against Lincoln Land College. Tip-off will follow the Women’s game and it is scheduled for 7 pm. Then on Saturday, 1/12/19, the Cardinals will travel to MSU-West Plains for another Region 16 match-up. Game Time is scheduled for 7pm.


(12/18/18)  Cardinals head into Christmas break with a record of 13-3.  On Friday and Saturday this past weekend, the MAC Cardinals traveled to Freeport, IL to participate in the 51st Annual William R. Bear/Highland College Tournament. The Cards finished 3rd out of 8 teams. On Friday 12/14, the Cards started the tournament with a win over Olive-Harvey 89-78. Leading scorers for the cardinals were: Yahuza Rasas had 30 points and 16 rebounds, Patrick Strzala had 17 points. On Saturday 12/15, the MAC Cards played Highland for a trip to the Championship Game. The Cards fell just short losing to Highland 83-82. Darreus Brown lead the Cardinals with 24 points and David Kachelries had 19 points in the loss. In the 3rd place game later in the day on Saturday, The Cards were victorious against Bryant & Stratton College 88-86. Darreus Brown lead all scorers with 26 points. Steve Wooten provided 16 points and Gabe O’Neal had 12 points. The Cards finished the weekend 2-1 and a 3rd Place finish. Their season record improves to 13-3.

Next Game is at home on January 2, 2019, against Faith Prep. Tip-off is at 7pm.

(12/10/18) Cardinals playing in Highland Tournament this weekend.  On Wednesday 12/5, The MAC Men traveled to Chicago, IL and took on Daley College. The Cards beat Daley 116 to 80. MAC had 6 players that scored double digits in the contest. Darreus Brown lead all scorers with 24 points. Then on Saturday, 12/8, the Cardinals did not slow down. They beat John Wood Community College 94 to 65. Darreus Brown lead all scorers with 26 points; Gabe O’Neal and Steve Wooten both had 15 points. The MAC Cardinals are now 11-2 on the season.

On Friday and Saturday this weekend, the MAC Cardinals will travel to Freeport, IL to participate in the Highland Tournament. The first game of the tournament will be against Olive-Harvey on Friday at 5pm. The link to the tournament bracket is below.

(12/4/18)  St. Francois County Rotary Shootout this weekend at MAC. 

The St. Francois County Rotary Shootout will take place this Saturday, 12/8, at the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse. Come out and enjoy a full day of basketball starting at 10:30am.

10:30 St. Paul vs. Marquand Boys
12:00 Kingston vs. Caledonia Boys
1:30 Bismarck vs. Greenville Boys
3:00 West County vs. Potosi Boys
4:30 North County vs. Perryville Boys
6:00 Mineral Area College vs. John Wood CC Women
8:00 Mineral Area College vs. John Wood CC Men

The Mineral Basketball team traveled to Bellville, IL on Monday, 11/26. The Cardinals fell to Southwestern Illinois College by the score of 88 to 79. The leading scorers in the loss for MAC were: Yahuza Rasas with 22 pts, 8 rebounds and Darreus Brown with 20 points. Then on Sunday, 12/2, the men traveled to St. Louis Community College and played Lewis and Clark in the STLCC Shootout. The Cards beat Lewis and Clark by the score of 99 to 59. MAC was lead in scoring by Yahuza Rasas with 18 points and Darreus Brown with 17 points. Every player on the MAC roster scored in the contest. The Cardinals record is now 9-2 on the season.

(11/26/18)  Cardinals now 8-1 after Thanksgiving sweep. The Mineral Basketball team played at home all week. On Tuesday, 11/20, MAC took on West Kentucky Tech and beat them 116-73. Leading scorers were Yahuza Rasas with 20 points and Steve Wooten with 18 points. Then on Friday and Saturday, MAC hosted the Thanksgiving Classic. On Friday, the Cards defeated Fort Scott 85-79. Leading scorers for MAC were Patrick Strzala with 19 points and Yahuza Rasas with 14 points. Then on Saturday, the Cardinals defeated Roane State 85-79. The Cards were led in scoring by Steve Wooten and David Kachelries, both with 18 points. The MAC Cardinals are now 8-1 on the year.


On Monday, November 26, 2018, the Cardinals travel to Belleville, IL to take on Southwestern Illinois College. Tip-off is scheduled for 7pm. Then on Sunday, December 2, MAC will travel to St. Louis Community College to participate in the STLCC Shootout. The Cardinals take on Lewis and Clark at 6pm.

Mymoinfo vs. Roane State

Daily Journal vs. Roane State

Mymoinfo vs. Fort Scott

Daily Journal vs. Fort Scott

Daily Journal vs. West Kentucky Tech

(11/20/18)  Cardinals go 1-1 in Bob Sechrest Classic.  The Mineral Basketball team started the week off well against Quincy University on 11/12. The Cards beat Quincy JV, 95-72. Yahuza Rasas was the leading scorer with 22 points. Then on Friday the Cards beat Kennedy King 99-69. Patrick Strzala led all Cardinals with 18 points, and Gabe O’Neal and Darreus Brown had 17 points. On Saturday, MAC suffered their first loss of the season against a very good Triton College team, 72-68. The Cards were led in Scoring by Darreus Brown with 16 points and Steve Wooten with 12 points. The Cards are 5-1 on the season.

Daily Journal Article (MAC vs. Triton)

Daily Journal Article (MAC vs Quincy)

On Tuesday 11/20, The MAC Cardinals play West Kentucky Tech at home. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm. The Men’s Basketball Team will also play this Friday and Saturday at the BOB. The Cardinals will host the Thanksgiving Classic this weekend. The teams that are invited are Vincennes, Roane State, and Fort Scott. The weekend schedule is:

Friday 11/23

5:00pm Vincennes v. Roane St.
7:00pm MAC v. Fort Scott

Saturday 11/24

3:00pm Vincennes v. Fort Scott
5:00pm MAC v. Roane St.

(11/8/18)  Men win again, now 3-0.  The Cardinals defeated Southwestern Illinois College in their home opener in front of a large crowd.  Mineral Area got off to a great start and held on most of the way winning the game 94-81.  MAC next plays on the road at Quincy, IL next Monday.

Daily Journal Article

(11/7/18) Cardinals start off 2-0.  The Men’s Basketball team opened their regular season this Friday and Saturday in Poplar Bluff, MO. On Friday 11/2, the Cardinal’s beat a tough Wabash Valley team 87-78. Then on Saturday the Cards crushed North Lake College 89-56. The MAC Cards are 2-0 on the season. Great start to the season!

The Men’s Basketball Team has their first home game this Wednesday 11/7. Come watch the Cardinals take on Southwest Illinois College at the BOB, game time is 7pm.

(10/29/18)  MAC opens up regular season this weekend. The Men’s Basketball Team opens their regular season this weekend in the Three Rivers Classic at Poplar Bluff, MO. On Friday 11/2, the Cardinal’s take on Wabash Valley at 5pm and on Saturday 11/3, they play North Lake at 5pm.