(Poplar Bluff) Mineral Area College goes on the road for some rivalry basketball  Saturday night at Three Rivers. Both Cardinal teams have delivered clutch wins over the Raiders this year. Natalia Lalic hit a free throw with point two seconds left to beat the Raiders by a point and Malevy Leons nailed a three with seconds left to also win by a point.
The MAC ladies beat Three Rivers in a lower tempo game, but lost by four in a high scoring affair. Cardinals coach Gary Koch says the team that controls the pace will win…

Three Rivers is ranked 25th in the country and comes into the game at 23-5. MAC stands 17-8

On the men’s side the Cardinals are ranked 5th in the country at 25-1. The Cardinals beat the Raiders at home despite being down four points with 20 seconds left. Coach Luke Strege says that was an important building block to a successful season…

The Three Rivers men come in at 17-10.
We’ll broadcast both games on AM 800 KREI starting with the Fliegs Equipment Pregame Show at 4:45.