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(12/11/17) Lady Cards now 8-2 after defeating Arkansas Baptist JV. The Mineral Area College women’s basketball team began a busy week on Monday, December 4th, when they traveled to Vincennes, IN to take on Vincennes University. The Lady Cardinals fell to the Trailblazers by a score of 98-62. MAC also traveled to Harrisburg, IL to take on Southeastern Illinois College on Wednesday, December 6th. The Lady Cardinals won big, defeating the Lady Falcons by a score of 78-45. The MAC women’s basketball team wrapped up their week by taking on Arkansas Baptist College in the St. Francois County Rotary Shootout on Saturday, December 9th. The Lady Cardinals defeated Arkansas Baptist by a score of 77-66. With three games played last week, MAC moves to 8-2 on the season.
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(11/20/17) MAC goes 1-1 in Northwest Mississippi Classic.
The Mineral Area College women’s basketball team traveled to Senatobia, MS to participate in a classic hosted by Northwest Mississippi CC on Thursday, November 16th and Friday, November 17th. On Thursday, the Lady Cardinals were able to defeat Northwest Mississippi CC by a score of 71-69. On Friday, MAC fell to Northeast Mississippi CC by a score of 78-68. The Lady Cardinals now have a record of 6-1 to start the season.
Daily Journal Article vs. Northwest Mississippi
Daily Journal Article vs. Northeast Mississippi
(11/16/17) Watch the Lady Cardinals tomorrow live. The women's basketball team will have their game with Northwest Mississippi tomorrow at 10:00 am streamed live. You can follow along by clicking here.
(11/13/17) MAC wins again, now 5-0. The Lady Cardinals won two home games over the weekend to run their win streak to five. They defeated John Wood Community College (64-53) and John A. Logan (80-67) on Friday and Saturday. Mineral Area now travels to Senatobia, Mississippi to play Northwest Mississippi and Northeast Mississippi in the Northwest Mississippi Classic. The games will be Thursday at Noon and Friday at 10:00 a.m.
Daily Journal Article vs. John Wood
Daily Journal Article vs. John A. Logan
(11/7/17) Mineral Area now 3-0 to start season. MAC traveled to Poplar Bluff, MO to participate in the Three Rivers Classic on Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th. On Saturday, the Lady Cardinals were able to defeat Southeastern Illinois College again by a score of 80-60. On Sunday, MAC defeated Olney Central College 88-66. The Lady Cardinals start the 2017-2018 season 3-0.
The Mineral Area College women’s basketball team will host John Wood CC at 5:00pm on Friday, November 10th. Tip off for Friday’s game is set for 5:00pm. The Lady Cardinals will also host John A. Logan College on Saturday, November 11th at 2:00pm.
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(11/2/17) MAC wins home opener in overtime.
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The women's basketball team defeated Southeastern Illinois last night at home by the score of 69-63. Mineral Area was lead by Freshman Holly Forbes who scored 22 points. The Lady Cardinals play in the TRCC Classic down in Poplar Bluff over the weekend. They will take on Olney on Saturday and have a rematch with SE Illinois on Sunday.
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(10/30/17) Lady Cards play first game on Wednesday. The Mineral Area College women’s basketball team traveled to Lawrence, KS to participate in a Jamboree on Saturday, October 28th. Saturday’s jamboree was the team’s final preseason scrimmage.
The Mineral Area College women’s basketball team will open up their 2017-2018 season on Wednesday, November 1st at home against Southeast Illinois College. The Lady Cardinals will also head to Poplar Bluff, MO to participate in a tournament hosted by Three Rivers CC on Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th. On Saturday, MAC will take on Olney Central College at 1:00pm. The Lady Cardinals will wrap up their weekend when they take on Southeast Illinois College at 1:00pm on Sunday.
(10/23/17) Lady Cards open up on November 1st. The women's basketball team will begin their regular season on Wednesday, November 1st, at home against Southeastern Illinois at 5:00. The Lady Cards are in the middle of their preseason schedule right now. They will travel to Lawrence, KS to participate in the Dave Neely Jamboree on Saturday, October 28th. They are coming off their 2nd Region 16 title in the last three seasons.
(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."
(10/9/17) Cardinals preseason is underway. The Mineral Area College women’s basketball team traveled to Cedar Falls, IA to participate in the Graphic Edge Juco Jam on Sunday, October 8th. The Lady Cardinals went 2-1 on Sunday, winning their first two games before falling in their third. The Lady Cardinals will have two more preseason scrimmages before opening up their season on Wednesday, November 1st at home against Southeastern Illinois.
(9/6/17) Lady Cards release 2017-2018 schedule. Head coach Gary Koch has released the schedule for this season. To view the schedule click on the link above. MAC is coming off their 2nd Region 16 title in three seasons.
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