Kansas City, Mo. – Week 14 came to a close as MIAA basketball rolls into the final weeks of the regular season.
Southwest Baptist at Lindenwood
WBB – SBU 68, LWU 62
Lindenwood shot .500 from the field, but had only one offensive rebound as they fell at home to Southwest Baptist. SBU got nine three-pointers and 12 second chance points to move to 5-10 in the league this season.
For the Bearcats Brittney Dukes had 16 points and Brook Duncan added 16 points and eight boards. Jacqui Zelenka scored 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds while Chasity Prince scored 11 points. For the Lions Sarah Schnieders had 15 points and Marissa Lehnig added 14 points. Jenny Rocha had 11 points while Sonya Milford had a team-high five rebounds.
MBB – LWU 87, SBU 76
LIndenwood shot .475 from the field as they picked up a victory at home over Southwest Baptist. The Lions hit nine three-pointers as they moved to 9-6 in the league this season.
For the Lions Richie Thompson had 18 points and pulled down five rebounds. Brett Thompson and Cody Sorenson each had 14 points while Alex Bazzell added 12 points. For the Bearcats Damion Hooks led all scorers with 25 points on the night. Gilbern Gyamfi had 21 points and a team best six rebounds in the ballgame.
Lincoln at Central Missouri
WBB - #7 UCM 77, LU 62
Central Missouri held Lincoln to just .276 shooting from the field as the picked upa victory at home. UCM shot .466 from the field themselves as they moved to 13-2 in the league this season.
For the Jennies Keuna Flax had a double-double scoring 26 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. BreAnna Lewis added 22 points to the UCM effort on the afternoon. For the Blue Tigers Arianna Walker had 13 points and seven rebounds while Freddie Simms had 12 points. Andrea Rhoiney and Roni Jefferson each had ten points and Alicia Johnson pulled down 11 rebounds.
MBB – UCM 93, LU 61
Central Missouri held Lincoln to just .309 shooting as they picked up a double-digit victory at home. UCM answered by shooting .485 from the field and moving to 11-4 in the league this season.
For the Mules Dominique Long scored 19 points while Alex Dean added a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Widgett Washington had 13 points and Lance Beckwith and Ryan Magdziarz each had 11 points. For the Blue Tigers Cedric Ridle led all scoring with 29 total points on the afternoon. Montez Fifer scored 11 points while Charles Cole pulled down a game high 12 rebounds.
Northeastern State at Pittsburg State
WBB – PSU 78, NSU 60
Pittsburg State shot .556 on the afternoon as they picked up a victory over Northeastern State on their home floor. The Gorillas shot .667 in the second half as they moved to 9-5 in league play.
For the Gorillas Lauren Brown scored 17 points with nine rebounds while Lizzy Jeronimus had 17 points and five assists. Alexa Boderwick had 14 points and Morgan Westoff scored 13 points. For the RivherHawks Taylor Lewis was the only player in double figures scoring a game high 29 points. Sarah Green added nine points and pulled down a team high eight boards.
MBB – PSU 89, NSU 59
Pittsburg State shot .571 on the afternoon as they defeated Northeastern State at home in Pittsburg. PSU held NSU to just .333 shooting as they moved to 9-5 in the MIAA this season.
For the Gorillas Marky Nolan led his team in scoring with 22 points and JaVon McGee had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Rico Pierrevillus had 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds while Kaleb Porter had 15 points and eight assists. For the RiverHawks Bryton Hobbs led the way with 16 points and dished out five assists. Jermaine Bransford had 12 points and John Schneider pulled down a team best eight boards.
Washburn at Northwest Missouri
WBB - #6 WU 61, NWMSU 54
Both teams struggled from the field but Washburn scored 26 points off of turnover to defeat Northwest Missouri on the road. NWMSU outshot WU on the day, but the Lady Blues forced 26 turnovers to move to 13-1 in the league.
For the Lady Blues LaVonda McCally had 16 points and pulled down five rebounds. Laura Kinderknecht had 14 points and Stormye Everett pulled down a team best six rebounds. For the Bearcats Annie Mathews led the way with 12 points and nine rebounds. Monique Stevens also had 12 points and pulled down five boards.
MBB – NWMSU 63, #25 WU 61
DeAngelo Hailey hit two free throws with five second to play to help Northwest Missouri ice the victory over #25 Washburn. NWMSU got 46 points off of their bench as they moved to 8-6 on the season.
For the Bearcats Hailey led the way scoring 19 points and pulling down six rebounds. Conner Crooker scored 16 points off the bench while Grant Cozad came up with 11 points in reserve. For the Ichabods Will McNeill scored 25 points and pulled down six rebounds. Kyle Wiggins had 11 points while Bobby Chipman pulled down a team best nine rebounds.
Fort Hays State at Nebraska-Kearney
WBB – FHSU 62, UNK 50
Fort Hays State held Nebraska-Kearney to just .353 shooting as they picked up a victory on the road. FHSU forced 20 Loper turnovers to move to 10-5 in the MIAA this year.
For the Tigers Traci Keyser had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Kate Lehman had 14 points and six boards and Katelyn Edwards had 12 points and five rebounds. For the Lopers Nicole Arp led the way with 16 points while Sarah Hix had 10 points and seven boards. Laramey Lewis also had seven boards while Queen Ohamara and Nadia Williams each pulled down six rebounds.
MBB – FHSU 82, UNK 70
Fort Hays State had the best shooting day in the league as the picked up a victory on the road at Nebraska-Kearney. The Tigers shot .620 on the afternoon as they moved to 11-4 in the MIAA this season.
For the Tigers Dwayne Brunson was 14-of-16 from the field for 35 points and pulled down seven boards. Lance Russell added 18 points and Craig Nicholson finished with 11 points in the game. For the Lopers Pierre Newton scored a team best 19 points on the afternoon. Jon Henderson had 17 points and Drew Sankey had a team best five rebounds.
Emporia State at Missouri Southern
WBB – ESU 62, MSSU 55
Emporia State shot .521 for the night as they picked their ninth straight with a victory on the road at Missouri Southern. The Lady Hornets led by 20 at the half and held off an MSSU second half charge to move to 11-3 in the league.
For the Lady Hornets Merissa Quick was 7-of-10 from the field scoring 18 points. Rachel Hanf added 13 points and Larura Patrick scored 12 and pulled down five rebounds. For the Lions Eric Rice scored a game high 28 points off of the bench going 11-of-15 from the field. On the glass Shonte Clay led the team with six rebounds and Tee Singleton had seven steals.
MBB – ESU 69, MSSU 66
Emporia State erased a nine-point halftime deficit to pull out a victory on the road at Missouri Southern. ESU shot .553 from the field as the came from behind to move to 6-8 in MIAA play this season.
For the Hornets Paul Bunch had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds on the evening. Kaleb Wright scored 23 points and Chris Sights had 11 points while Gavin Brown pulled down eight boards. For the Lions Austin Wright and Greg Renfroe scored 10 points each. Marquis Addison scored nine points and Blaine Miller and Jordan Talbert each scored eight points for the game.