In a women's basketball game that saw North Central Missouri College trail for the first 39 minutes plus of regulation, the Lady Pirates got a game-winning jump shot from freshman Samone Redditt with 45.6 seconds remaining and were able to hold on for a 65-63 victory against the visiting Moberly Greyhounds.
Moberly started the game on a 7-0 run and held double digit leads in both the first and second halves, including a 50-35 advantage in the second half. NCMC finished the game on a 30-13 run to stun the 'Hounds.
Moberly, which came into the game with a 14-1 record and #23 national ranking in NJCAA Division One, was led by Salisbury native Morgan Vetter, who had 13 points, and Kansas City native Angel Woods, who contributed 10.
The Lady Pirates, now 6-9 on the season, had a game-high 21 points from Amanda Rodenberg, 14 points (including 4 three-point shots) from sophomore guard Kelsey Griffin, and 13 points from sophomore Mysti Williams. North Central had lost its first game of 2013, a 79-70 setback on Wednesday night at Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri.
North Central Missouri College will begin Region 16 play on Wednesday night, January 9th at Penn Valley Community College of Kansas City. The women's game is at 5 o'clock, and the men's game is at 7. Both games will be broadcast LIVE on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com from the A. Fred Pohlman Fieldhouse in Kansas City, Missouri.
The North Central men are playing this weekend in the North Arkansas Classic in Harrison, Arkansas. The Pirates lost in overtime on Friday night (by four points). They play again on Saturday before beginning preparations for the rival Scouts.