KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- Anthony Ighodaro and Dwayne Brown (right) combined to score 59 points as Moberly cruised to an 87-76 victory over Wabash Valley College on Sunday afternoon at the Meramec JUCO Shootout.
Brown (32 points) hit back to back three pointers in the first half as Moberly opened up a 29-12 lead midway through the stanza. The Warriors shaved the deficit to 45-36 at the half, and crept to within 64-61 with just under 10 minutes to play.
Trailing by that score, Wabash's Tony Weeden missed a three pointer from the left corner that would have tied the score. The Greyhounds responded with a quick 12-4 run to open up a 77-65 lead with 4:45 remaining.
He kick started the run by finding Armond Wilson underneath with an easy deuce, and followed with a three point play to push the lead to 69-61. He then hit four more consecutive baskets, all of the two point variety, as Moberly opened up the 12 point lead and coasted from there.
Ighodaro, a Toronto native who signed with St. John's last month, chipped in 27 points for the Greyhounds.
Marques Lewis, a beefy 6-8 sophomore forward from Milwaukee, Wis., led Wabash with 26 points in the loss. Quinnel Brown added 12 points for the Warriors, who dropped to 5-5 on the season.
Carlos Hurt, a 6-2 sophomore transfer from Louisville, has been unable to play for Wabash this season because he is not yet eligible. He will become eligible to play for the Warriors on Jan. 7.
Photo: Moberly Area Community College Sports Information Department