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MAC MEN'S BASKETBALL

Current NJCAA Division I National Ranking: # 5

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(3/7/20)  MAC freshman Angelo Stuart named All-American.  Freshman guard Angelo Stuart (East Stroudsburg, PA) was named 2nd-Team All-American this year.  Angelo had an outstanding season for the 30-2 Cardinals averaging 17.8 points per game.  He shot 54.8% from the field and an impressive 40% from three point range.  Click below for a list of all of the All-Americans in NJCAA basketball this season.

NJCAA All-Americans

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(3/2/20)  Angelo Stuart named Region 16 Player of the Year.  The Cardinals lost the championship game of the Region 16 tournament this past weekend but honors rolled in for MAC from both the conference and region voters.  These were highlighted by freshman Angelo Stuart (East Stroudsburg, PA).  who averaged 17.8 points per game and was named Region 16 Player of the Year. 

 

Head Coach Luke Strege was named MCCAC Coach of the Year. 

5th ranked MAC (30-2) will now wait for the NJCAA to seed and place them in the upcoming National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.

For the complete list of All-Conference and All-Region teams click below.

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(2/26/20)  Region 16 Tournament up next for MAC.  The Men’s Basketball team played three games this past week. On Monday, MAC played a home game against St. Louis Community College. They defeated the Archers by the score of 100-58. Then, on Wednesday, MAC played the Grizzlies from West Plains. MAC won the home contest easily by a score of 77-59. The Cardinals wrapped up their regular season with a win over State Fair in Sedalia on Saturday. They won this game by a score of 83-75. They had a fantastic regular season with a 29-1 record and 7-1 within the Region 16. They won the MCCAC Conference Championship and earned the #1 seed in the upcoming Region 16 Tournament.


This week is the Region 16 Tournament. The Cardinals have earned the #1 seed and will play State Fair. This game will take place on Friday, in Jefferson City at 4:00 p.m. If the Cardinals win they will play against the winner of Moberly/Three Rivers in the championship game on Saturday. The championship is set to tip-off at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday in Jefferson City. The winner will host a District game with the winner of that game advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. Good luck Cards!

(2/17/20)  MAC defeats Three Rivers in Poplar Bluff. 

On Saturday, Mineral Area traveled to Poplar Bluff to take on the Three Rivers Raiders.  The Cardinals took care of business and won a big road game by the score of 78-61. Angelo Stuart had 25 points and Malevy Leons had 11 points with 12 rebounds.  With then win, MAC is now 26-1 on the season and 5-1 in Region 16. 

MAC plays three games this week to finish out their regular season.  First, on Monday, the Cardinals will take on St. Louis Community College on President’s Day (Monday, February 17) here at the Bob Sechrest Field House at 7:00 P.M.  Then, the Cardinals will play another home game against West Plains at the Bob Sechrest Field House at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 19th.  The Cardinals will finish out their schedule with a road game on Saturday against State Fair on Saturday, the 22nd in Sedalia, Missouri. 

(2/13/20)  Cardinals play crucial game at Three Rivers Saturday. The Cardinals played one game this past week in Paducah, Kentucky against West Kentucky Technical College. MAC won the game easily by a score of 89-59. With the win, Mineral Area is now 24-1 overall. Despite the win, the Cardinals fell from #3 to #5 in the latest NJCAA Division I National Poll.

MAC had two games scheduled for this week. They played last night in Belleville, Illinois and defeated Lindenwood Belleville – JV by the score of 100-43. The will be playing a pivotal road game on Saturday night against Three Rivers in Poplar Bluff, MO. Game time for the Region 16 game is 7:00. MAC defeated Three Rivers by one point earlier in the season.

(2/3/20) Cardinals defeat #15 Moberly in a home contest.  MAC beat #15 Moberly 80-72 on Saturday night at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  The Cardinals were led in scoring by Angelo Stuart who had 27.  With the win, Mineral Area is now 23-1 on the season. 

Up next for MAC is a road game in Paducah, Kentucky against West Kentucky Tech on Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.

 

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(1/27/20)  MAC defeats State Fair on Homecoming night.  The Cardinals took care of business on Saturday night defeating the State Fair Roadrunners by the score of 85-57.  Mineral Area has had a fantastic season so far tallying a 22-1 overall record.  They will play again on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the Bob Sechrest Field House against #15 Moberly.  #15 Moberly is the only team to defeat the Cardinals this season.

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(1/22/20)  Cardinals will play at 6:30 tonight.  Due to the latest weather forecast, the game with St. Louis Community College has been moved up to 6:30 in St. Louis.

(1/6/20)  MAC defeats Thee Rivers.  The Cardinals improved to 18-0 on Saturday night defeating Three Rivers 76-75 at home.  Mineral Area will play on the road on Saturday, the 11th, at 7:00 p.m., against West Plains.

(12/30/19)  MAC plays two games at home this week.  Mineral Area will play against Faith Prep on Wednesday, January 1st and  Three Rivers at home on Saturday, January 4th in their first Region 16 game of the 2019-2020 season.  The Cardinals are 16-0 overall and ranked #7 in the latest NJCAA Poll. 

(12/11/19) MAC is 15-0 and ranked #7 in the country.  Men’s Basketball is now 15-0 on the season and ranked #7 in the NJCAA Poll this week. On, 11/29, the Cardinals beat Fort Scott, 75-60. Leading scorers for the Cards were Angelo Stuart with 15 points and Gabe O’Neal had 14 points and 15 rebounds. On Saturday, 11/ 30, the Cards beat Kansas City Kansas Community College by the score of 90-67. Leading scorers in the game for MAC were Angelo Stuart with 18 points and Gabe O’Neal with 14 points. The Cards played Southeastern Illinois on December 2, at home. MAC beat SIC by the score of 97-54. MAC leading scorers were Angelo Stuart with 17 points and Kevin Stone with 16 points. On 12/5, the men traveled to Quincy, Il to take on the Quincy University JV. Mac destroyed Quincy 119-43. On Sunday, 12/8, the Cardinals played Lewis and Clark in the STLCC Shootout at St. Louis Community College. MAC won 90-67, leading scorers were Terrion Murdix with 33 points and Tristan Mullins with 19 points. 

(12/9/19)  Rotary Shootout is December 14th.

MAC will play Missouri Baptist JV at 8:00 p.m.  The complete schedule is listed below:

10:30 am Father Tolton vs. Warrenton (Girls)

12:00 pm West County vs. Potosi (Boys)

1:30 pm Fox vs. Saxony Lutheran (Boys)

3:00 pm Central vs. Ellington (Girls)

4:30 pm South Iron vs. Oak Ridge (Boys)

6:00 pm MAC Lady Cards vs. Iowa Western

8:00 pm MAC vs. Missouri Baptist JV

(11/26/19)  MAC is now ranked 9th in the nation. 

Men’s Basketball is now 10-0 on the season and ranked #9 in the NJCAA Poll.  On, 11/19, the Cardinals beat West Kentucky Tech, 101-49.  Leading scorers for the Cards were Kevin Stone with 24 points and Gabe O’Neal had 16 points and 10 rebounds. On Friday and Saturday, the Cards traveled to Chicago for 2 games.  On Friday Mac beat Daley by the score of 113-70. Leading scorers in the game for MAC were Kevin Legardy with 23 points and Angelo Stuart with 21 points. The Cards pounded Kennedy King on Saturday by the score of 86-56. Mac leading scorers were Keyyaun Batchman with 25 points and Angelo Stuart with 19 points.

The MAC Cardinals will play at home in the Chris Morrison State Farm Insurance Thanksgiving Classic Benefitting Visions of Hope on Friday and Saturday. Season Passes will not be accepted for this Classic, all proceeds go to Visions of Hope.

The schedule is below:

 

Friday 11/29

North Arkansas vs. KCK   5:00 pm

MAC vs. Fort Scott  7:00 pm                                                                               

Saturday 11/30

North Arkansas vs. Fort Scott 3:00 pm

MAC vs. KCK 5:00 pm

                                 

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(11/19/19)  Cardinals off to a great start.  Men’s Basketball is now 7-0 on the season and ranked #15 in the NJCAA Poll. On Friday, 11/15, the Cardinals beat Kennedy King 86-55. Leading scorers for the Cards were Angelo Stuart with 19 points and Malevy Leons had 15 points and 8 rebounds. On Saturday, 11/16, MAC faced Highland CC in the final game of the Bob Sechrest Classic. The Cards won 73-55 after being down by 14 points at one time in the first half. Mac leading scorers were Kevin Legardy with 23 points and Angelo Stuart with 14 points.

The MAC Cardinals will play at home tonight v. West Kentucky Tech. Game time is 7 pm. Then on Friday and Saturday, the Cards will travel to Chicago, IL to take on two different opponents. On Friday, 11/22, MAC will face Daley CC and on Saturday, 11/23, they will play Kennedy King. Game times are 7 pm on Friday and 3 pm on Saturday.

 

(11/13/19)  Cardinals off to 5-0 start.  Men’s Basketball is now 5-0 on the season with three more victories this week. On 11/6, the Cardinals beat Southwestern Illinois College 88-67 in their home opener. MAC was led in scoring by Angelo Stuart with 22 points. Saturday, 11/9, MAC traveled to Southeastern Illinois College. The Cards dominated the entire game winning 90 to 57. Angelo Stuart led the Cardinals again in scoring with 25 points and Gabe O’Neal finished with 16 points. Tuesday, 11/12, MAC traveled to Belleville, IL to take on SWIC. The Cards finished the sweep of the Blue Storm beating them 93-75. Keyyaun Batchman led all scorers with 21 points.

The MAC Cardinals will play twice this upcoming weekend. The Bob Sechrest Classic will start this Friday, 11/15, and continue through Saturday, 11/16, at home. There will be two games each night and the schedule is below:

Friday 11/15

5:00 pm Three Rivers v. Highland

7:00 pm MAC v. Kennedy King

Saturday 11/16

5:00 pm Three Rivers v. Kennedy King

7:00 pm MAC v. Highland

(11/7/19)  MAC now 3-0 after defeating SWIC.  The Mineral Area College basketball team looked strong last night in their home opener defeating Southwestern Illinois College by the score of 88-67.  Ja'Quaye James (Harlem, NY) had a good night with 13 points and 7 assists.  Mineral Area made 10 out of 23 three-point attempts to pace scoring.  Sophomore Gabe O'Neal (Cincinnati, OH) had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks. 

The Cardinals are now set to play some road games.  They will play at Southeastern Illinois on Saturday before a rematch with SWIC on Tuesday.  MAC will return home to play in the Bob Sechrest Classic on 11/15 and 11/16 against Kennedy King and Highland, both games starting at 7:00 pm. 

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(11/5/19)  Cardinals open up with two wins.  Men’s Basketball opened their season this Friday and Saturday in Poplar Bluff. On 11/1, MAC faced Wabash Valley in the season opener. The Cardinals won 73-50 and with that victory, Luke Strege got his 100th win as the Mineral Area Head Coach. MAC was led in scoring by Ja’Quaye James with 15 points and Kevin Legardy with 14 points. On Saturday, 11/2, the Cards destroyed Link Year Prep by the score of 113-66. MAC was led in scoring by Angelo Stuart with 22 points. The Cardinals are 2-0 on the season.

The MAC Cardinals will play twice this upcoming week. The home opener will be Wednesday, 11/6, against Southwestern IL College. The tip-off is 7:00 pm. On Saturday, 11/9, MAC will travel to Southeastern IL College in Harrisburg, IL. The game time is 3:00 pm.

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(10/30/19)  Cardinals set to begin 2019-2020 campaign.  The 2019-2020 season starts this Friday and Saturday night at the Three Rivers Classic. MAC will play Wabash Valley on Friday and Link Year Prep on Saturday. Game times are 5pm both days.

(10/17/19)  Midnight Madness is October 29th.  This year's Midnight Madness theme will be "Halloween Hoopla".  Read more about this with the attached flyer.