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MAC Splits at Three Rivers

(Poplar Bluff) The Mineral Area College basketball team split with Three Rivers on the road at Poplar Bluff. The 3rd ranked men won 71-60 and the women lost 70-44.

On the men’s side up until the 11:00 mark of the second half the largest lead by each side was six points. Keonte Jones sparked a run that gave MAC a double digit lead….

Jones finished with 22 points and six blocks. Malevy Leons contributed 19.

Coach Luke Strege says defense won this game….

MAC held 3 Rivers 31 points under their season average.

MAC improves to 15-0 and 6-0 in Region 16 play. Three Rivers falls to 8-8, 2-6 in Region 16.

Full interview with Luke Strege

Full game audio

The Cardinal women stayed within 10 points of the 12th ranked and undefeated Raiders in the first half despite committing 17 turnovers. Three Rivers ran away in the second half, building the lead to 19 by the end of the third quarter. Quincy Erickson was a bright spot scoring 19…

Coach Briley Palmer says her young team is still learning to compete…

MAC falls to 6-10 and 4-6 in Region 16 play. Three Rivers improves to 13-0 and 9-0.

Next up for the Cardinals is a double header Monday at home against Moberly.

Full interview with Briley Palmer

Full game audio

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