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

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(9/19/18)  Men's roster released.  Head Coach Luke Strege has released the men's basketball roster for the 2018-2019 season.  Coach Strege is 76-18 in his three years as head coach.  The men will play their first game of the season on November 2nd, against Wabash Valley, in the Three Rivers Classic. 

2018-2019 Men's Basketball Roster
Number Name Class Hometown/Previous School
0 Wade Scherrfius FR Park Hills, MO
1 Brandon Frederick FR St. Louis, MO
2 Tarek Raafat SO Cairo, Egypt
3 Anthony Wales FR Louisville, KY
4 Onteral Woodson SO (RS) Chicago, IL (Trinity Valley CC)
5 Patrick Strzala SO Bayonne, NJ (Manhattan)
10 David Kachelries SO Emmaus, PA (NJIT)
11 Steve Wooten SO Madison, WI (NE Nebraska CC)
15 Darreus Brown FR (RS) Amarillo, TX (Odessa CC)
20 Yahuza Rasas FR St. Louis, MO
21 Jared Grubb FR London, KY
22 Tyler Mitchell FR (RS) Kings Mills, OH (Wright State)
24 Caleb Stack FR Sullivan, MO
32 Gabe O'Neal FR Cincinnati, OH

HEAD COACH: LUKE STREGE

ASSISTANT: JOE PENNO

ASSISTANT:  BRYCE CARLTON

(6/21/18)  Summer Shootout is this Saturday.  Local boys basketball fans can enjoy a sneak peek of eight programs on Saturday as the second annual Summer Shootout returns to Mineral Area College.

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(5/11/18)  Zach Cameron to play basketball for The University of Pacific.  Zach Cameron, a sophomore from Sacramento, California will play for The University of Pacific next season.  Zach averaged 8.1 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Cardinals.  The University of Pacific is a NCAA Division I school that plays in the West Coast Conference. 

 

(5/11/18)  Jamie Ahale will play at Illinois-Chicago.  Jamie Ahale, a freshman from Melbourne, Australia has signed his letter of intent to play basketball The University of Illinois-Chicago.  Jamie averaged 11.4 points per game this past season while shooting 39.8% from three-point range.  UIC is a Division I school that particpates in the Horizon League. 

(3/8/18)  Update on former MAC players

(3/5/18)  Season ends in Region 16 Tournament.  The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team traveled to Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO, to play in the Region XVI Tournament last week.  On Thursday, March 1st, the #3 Cardinals defeated #2 State Fair CC by a score of 71-67.  MAC then took on #4 MSU-West Plains for the Region XVI Championship on Saturday, March 3rd.  The Cardinals fell to the Grizzlies by a score of 74-71, ending MAC’s season.  The MAC men’s basketball team finished the 2017-2018 season at 23-9.

 

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(3/5/18) 5 Cardinals earn All-Region and All-Conference honors

All-Region

Bobby Parker - 1st Team

Roman Young - 2nd Team

Jamie Ahale - 2nd Team

Lance Singh - 2nd Team

Zach Cameron - 2nd Team


All-Conference

Jamie Ahale - 1st Team

Bobby Parker - 2nd Team

Lance Singh - 2nd Team

Roman Young - 2nd Team

Zach Cameron - 2nd Team

(3/1/18)  MAC advances to Region 16 Championship game.  The Cardinals defeated State Fair last night in the semifinals of the Region 16 Tournament by the score of 76-64 to advance to the championship game.  They will play #4 West Plains on Saturday at 3:00 for the title.  The winner will travel to play the Region 4 champion with the winner of that game advancing to the national tournament.

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(2/26/18)  Cardinals earn #3 seed in Region 16 Tournament.  The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team traveled to Kankakee, IL on Thursday, February 22nd to take on Kankakee CC.  The Cardinals were able to defeat Kankakee CC by a score of 108-85.  On Saturday, February 24th, MAC traveled to Sedalia, MO to take on State Fair CC to wrap up the regular season.  In the season finale, The Cardinals fell to the Roadrunners by a score of 71-67.   MAC finishes the regular season at 22-8 overall, 4-4 in Region XVI play, and 6-4 in MCCAC play.

The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team received the #3 seed for the Region XVI Tournament and will take on #2 seed State Fair CC in the semi-finals on Thursday, March 1st at 8:00pm at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO.  To find the Region XVI Tournament bracket for men’s basketball, please visit http://www.region16sports.org/Region16Basketball/Tournament2018.htm

 

(2/20/18)  Cardinals go on the road to defeat Three Rivers.  The MAC men’s basketball team traveled to Poplar Bluff, MO on Saturday, February 17th to take on region/conference rival Three Rivers CC.  The Cardinals were able to defeat the Raiders by a score of 72-70.  MAC is now 21-7 overall, 4-3 in Region XVI play, and 6-3 in MCCAC play.

The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team will travel to Kankakee, IL to take on Kankakee CC on Thursday, February 22nd at 7:00pm.  On Saturday, February 24th, MAC will travel to Sedalia, MO to take on region/conference opponent State Fair CC in their final regular season game.  Saturday’s tip in Sedalia is set for 7:00pm.

(2/5/18)  Cardinals fall to Moberly. During MAC’s 2018 Homecoming, the Cardinals fell to #12 Moberly Area CC by a score of 78-63.  The MAC men’s basketball team is now 19-6 overall, 3-3 in Region XVI play, and 5-3 in MCCAC play.

The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team will travel to Paducah, KY on Wednesday, February 7th and take on West Kentucky Tech.  Wednesday’s tip is scheduled for 7:00pm. 

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(2/1/18)  MAC defeats #21 West Plains in home contest.  Mineral Area defeated West Plains last night at the Bob Sechrest Field House by the score of 84-69.  West Plains is 20-5 and currently ranked #21 in the latest NJCAA national poll.  The Cardinals improve to 19-5 overall and 3-2 in the Region.  They have won nine out of their last eleven games.  They will play against Moberly on Saturday night at home as a part of the college's annual homecoming activities. 

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(2/1/18)  Homecoming at MAC is this Saturday. MAC’s 2018 Homecoming will take place on Saturday, February 3rd at the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse.  Homecoming festivities will kick off at 2:00pm with an alumni basketball game.   We will also be honoring cheer and basketball alumni during halftime of the two MAC games and doing a 50/50 fundraiser for former MAC basketball player “Shakey” Shawn Harrington.  You can click below to view all of the day's activities.

MAC Homecoming

 

(1/29/18) Mineral Area defeats State Fair to improve to 18-5. The Cardinals hosted State Fair CC on Saturday, January 27th for a conference/region matchup.  MAC was able defeat the visiting Roadrunners by a score of 76-72.  The MAC men’s basketball team is now 18-5 overall, 2-2 in Region XVI play, and 4-2 in MCCAC play.

The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team will host conference/region opponent MSU-West Plains at 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 31st.  At half-time of Wednesday’s game, the athletic department will be recognizing the MAC volleyball team for their tremendous accomplishments in 2017.  On Saturday, February 3rd, the Cardinals will host conference/region opponent Moberly Area CC.  The tip for Saturday’s men’s game is set for 7:00pm.

MAC’s 2018 Homecoming will take place on Saturday, February 3rd at the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse.  Homecoming festivities will kick off at 2:00pm with an alumni basketball game.   We will also be honoring cheer and basketball alumni during halftime of the two MAC games and doing a 50/50 fundraiser for former MAC basketball player “Shakey” Shawn Harrington. 

 

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(1/22/18)  Cardinals lose overtime contest to nationally ranked Moberly.  MAC went on the road Saturday and narrowly lost to #19 Moberly in overtime on Saturday, January 20th.  The Cardinals fell to the Greyhounds in the region/conference matchup by a score of 65-71.  The MAC men’s basketball team is now 16-5 overall, 1-2 in Region XVI play, and 1-2 in MCCAC play.

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(1/16/18) MAC now 15-4 after defeating Lincoln Land.  Mineral Area won a home contest yesterday against Lincoln Land Community College out of Springfield, Illinois.  With the win, the Cardinals are now 15-4 overall on the season.  They play a tough road game on Saturday night in Moberly against #11 Moberly.

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(1/8/18)  Cardinals defeat Three Rivers in MCCAC and Region 16 contest. 

 

Mineral Area defeated Three Rivers by the score of 82-69 to improve to 14-3 overall.  MAC was down 15 points early but came back to win the game by a 13 point margin.  With the win, MAC is now 1-0 in the MCCAC and Region 16.  They will play against Missouri Baptist at home on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.

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(12/11/17)  MAC now 12-3 after defeating Illinois Central.

MAC participated in the St. Francois County Rotary Club Shootout on Saturday, December 9th, by taking on Illinois Central College at the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse.  On Saturday, the Cardinals were able to defeat Illinois Central by a score of 88-62.  With last week’s wins, MAC improves its record to 12-3 as they head into the holiday break.

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(12/4/17) Rotary Shootout Schedule

   2017 St. Francois County Rotary Shootout Lineup

                            Saturday, December 9th

10:30   Kingston vs. Lesterville   Boys
12:00   Bismarck vs. Greenville   Boys 
1:30    West County vs. Potosi    Boys
3:00    Father Tolton vs. Fox   Girls 
4:30    North County vs. Arcadia Valley   Boys
6:00    MAC vs. Arkansas Baptist College   Women 
8:00    MAC vs. Illinois Central College    Men

 

(12/1/17)  Game time changed vs. Daley C.C. Due to unfortunate circumstances involving Richard J. Daley CC, the start time for this Saturday's men's basketball game has been changed to 3:00pm.  

(11/30/17)  Cardinals now 8-2 on the season. The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team opened their week by hosting and defeating West Kentucky Tech by a score of 94-60 on Tuesday, November 21st.  The Cardinals also hosted the Chris Morrison State Farm Classic on Friday, November 24th and Saturday, November 25th.  On Friday, MAC defeated Roane State CC by a score of 63-56.  On Saturday, the Cardinals were able to defeat Ft. Scott CC by a score of 74-49.  All proceeds from the Chris Morrison State Farm Classic benefitted Visions of Hope in Farmington. 

MAC fell to Southwestern Illinois College on Monday in a road contest by the score of 88-81. 

On Thursday, November 30th, MAC will travel to St. Louis, MO to take on Concordia Seminary at 7:00pm.  The Cardinals will return home on Saturday, December 2nd, when they host Daley CC at 7:00pm.  On Sunday, December 3rd, the MAC men’s basketball team will wrap up their week by traveling to St. Louis, MO to take on Lewis and Clark CC in the St. Louis CC Shootout at 6:00pm.

 

 

(11/20/17)  MAC goes 2-0 in Bob Sechrest Classic. 

The team hosted the Bob Sechrest Classic on Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th.  On Friday, MAC was able to defeat Lang Prep by a score of 108-66.  The Cardinals wrapped up their week by defeating Kennedy-King College by a score of 59-42 on Saturday.  With this week’s wins, the MAC men’s basketball team’s record moves to 5-1.

The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team will open their week by hosting West Kentucky Tech on Tuesday, November 21st at 7:00pm.  MAC will also host the Chris Morrison State Farm Classic on Friday, November 24th and Saturday, November 25th.  On Friday, the Cardinals will take on Roane State CC at 7:00pm.  MAC will wrap up the classic when they take on Ft. Scott CC on Saturday at 5:00pm.  The Chris Morrison State Farm Classic is also a fundraiser for Visions of Hope in Farmington. 

 

Daily Journal Article vs. Kennedy King

Daily Journal Article vs. Lang Prep

(11/13/17) Bob Sechrest Classic is this weekend.  The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team will open their week by traveling to Quincy, IL to take on Quincy University on Monday, November 13th at 7:00pm.  The Cardinals will also host the Bob Sechrest Classic on Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th.  On Friday, MAC will take on Lang Prep at 7:00pm.  MAC will wrap up their week by taking on Kennedy-King at 7:00pm on Saturday. 

(11/9/17)  Three Cardinals sign with NCAA Division I schools.

 

Kevin Hamlet signed yesterday with The University of Central Michigan and Fabio Sohnel and Zach Cameron signed to play at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.   MAC continues its great success for signees under Luke Strege.  In three years, MAC has now had fourteen players sign with Division I programs, including seven last year.  In his first two years as head coach, Luke and his staff have found full-ride scholarships for a perfect 14 of 14 players who have been part of the program. 

 

(11/9/17)  MAC defeats SWIC in home opener.

Matt King Daily Journal

The Cardinals defeated Southwestern Illinois College by the score of 95-90.  Roman Young had 30 points and 7 assists to lead MAC's scoring.  Mineral Area is now 2-1 and will play against Quincy University next Monday night on the road.

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(11/7/17)  Cardinals go 1-1 in Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic.  The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team traveled to Poplar Bluff, MO to participate in the Three Rivers CC Classic on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th.  On Friday, the Cardinals defeated Link Year Prep by a score of 72-61.  On Saturday, MAC fell to #13 Tallahassee CC 73-58.  The Cardinals start the 2017-2018 season at 1-1.

 

The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team will host Southwestern Illinois College on Wednesday, November 8th.  Wednesday’s game is set for a 7:00pm tip. 

Daily Journal Article vs. Link Year Prep

Daily Journal Article vs. Tallahassee

(10/30/17) MAC opens up season Friday at Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic.  The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team traveled to St. Louis, MO to take on Maryville University in a scrimmage on Thursday, October 26th.  Thursday’s scrimmage was their final preseason scrimmage.

The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team will open their 2017-2018 season this week, when they head to Poplar Bluff, MO to participate in a tournament hosted by Three Rivers CC on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th.  On Friday, the Cardinals will take on Link Year Prep at 5:00pm.  MAC will wrap up their opening weekend by taking on #13 Tallahassee CC at 5:00pm on Saturday. 

 

(10/23/17) Men's season begins next Friday.  The Cardinals will open up in the Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic in Poplar Bluff, MO.  They will play Link Year Prep on Friday, November 3rd, at 5:00 and Tallahassee on Saturday, November 4th at 5:00.

They traveled to Carbondale, IL to participate in a jamboree hosted by John A. Logan College on Sunday, October 29th.  The Cardinals went 1-2 at the jamboree on Sunday. 

The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team will travel to St. Louis, MO to participate in a preseason scrimmage against Maryville University on Thursday, October 26th at 1:00pm. 

 

(10/16/17)  Midnight Madness is this Wednesday.  Tailgating with free hotdogs, chips and drinks, meeting the Mineral Area College athletes and a chance to win free tuition for spring semester will be part of the evening’s fun during Mineral Area College’s annual Midnight Madness, which takes place beginning at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Robert E. Sechrest Sr. Field House. The evening is sponsored by MAC Athletics and MAC Student Activities. Mike Overman, the community college’s athletic director, said Midnight Madness “stirs up the passion for MAC sports.”

“Midnight Madness is a great fall event on the MAC Campus,” he said. “We’ll be kicking off the sports year with an outstanding volleyball match against rival MSU-West Plains and an introduction to our men’s and women’s basketball teams.”

The evening is open to everyone. Tailgating, with grilled hotdogs, will be served in front of the Sechrest Field House at 5 p.m. The volleyball game against MSU West Plains begins at 6:30 p.m. After the game, the crowd will be introduced to the men’s and women’s basketball players, the cheerleaders and Kirby.

Other activities set for the night include a glimpse of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, and three-point and slam dunk competitions that include a shot for someone to win free tuition for the upcoming spring semester. Over the course of the evening, MAC faculty and staff will also be collecting toiletries for the MAC food pantry at the front entrance of the Field House. All donated items will help MAC students that are in need.

“It’s one of the most exciting and fun-filled events this college offers,” Overman said. “The high energy level in the field house adds to the games and activities of the night. It’s gratifying to see the team members and crowd get all fired up about the upcoming basketball season, especially the little kids who will become our next generation of Cards fans."

 

(10/16/17) Cardinals continue scrimmage schedule.  The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team traveled to Vincennes, IN on Sunday, October 15th to participate in a jamboree hosted by Vincennes University.  The Cardinals went 1-1 at the jamboree on Sunday. 

The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team will travel to Carterville, IL to participate in a jamboree hosted by John A. Logan College on Sunday, October 22nd. 

(10/9/17) Men's team opens up preseason schedule this weekend. The MAC men’s basketball team will open up their preseason schedule on Sunday, October 15th, when they travel to Vincennes, IN to participate in a jamboree hosted by Vincennes University.