Greyhounds dash past MCC women

MOBERLY, Mo. — The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team put together a strong first quarter against Moberly Area Community College, but the Tigers were outlasted on the road by the Greyhounds, falling 77-41.

Freshman Estelle Eduardo scored a team-high 13 points and grabbed five rebounds, while Claudia Morente added 11 points for the Tigers (10-15).

Morente carried the Tigers in the opening quarter, knocking down back-to-back 3-pointers to help MCC get out to a 9-6 lead. The Greyhounds put together a 12-1 run to pull away for an 18-10 lead after the first frame.

Freshman Alyssa Roth hit a triple early in the second quarter to bring MCC within four, 22-18, but Moberly (22-5) made big run to take a double-digit lead. Trailing 41-25 at halftime, the Tigers were outscored 36-16 in the second half.

MCC’s scheduled contest on Saturday at Black Hawk College has been cancelled. The Tigers will travel to Grand View JV on Monday.