Kansas City, Mo. – Six teams were in action on each side as week 11 rolled on tonight in the MIAA.
Missouri Southern at Emporia State
WBB – ESU 68, MSSU 52
Emporia State allowed just 19 points in the first half as they picked up a home victory over Missouri Southern. ESU hit nine three pointers holding MSSU to only two on the night as they picked up their second straight league win.
For the Lady Hornets Laura Patrick led all scorers with 22 points and three assists. Merissa Quick had 15 points and pulled down six rebounds and Rachel Hanf had 13 points. For the Lions Dominique Mosley had 17 points and Shatara Stone finished with 12 points. On the glass Tee Singleton led the way with eight rebounds on the evening.
MBB – ESU 76, MSSU 62
Each team shot .530 from the three-point line but Emporia State made more field goals to earn a home victory over Missouri Southern. The Hornets hit two more three’s and made six more buckets to earn their third straight game.
For the Hornets Kaleb Wright had 19 points, five assists and four rebounds. Paul Bunch added 18 points and nine boards while Chris Sights finished with 12 points. For the Lions RJ Leverette scored 22 points and Marquis Addison added 16 points. On the glass Jordan Talbert pulled down eight rebounds on the evening.
Missouri Western at Central Missouri
WBB - #16 UCM 74, MWSU 71
Missouri Western erased a nine-point halftime deficit to force overtime before falling on the road to #16 Central Missouri. UCM outscored MWSU 4-1 over the final two minutes of overtime with all the points coming from the free throw line.
For the Jennies Keuna Flax had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. BreAnna Lewis had 19 points and six boards while Brielle Wattley finished with 13 points. For the Griffons Heather Howard had a double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds going 4 of 7 behind the arc. Alex Saxen scored 10 points and Alicia Bell pulled down 10 rebounds.
MBB – UCM 72, MWSU 60
Central Missouri shot .490 from the field to pick a home victory over Missouri Western. UCM pushed their MIAA leading winning streak to seven games as they moved to 7-1 in conference play.
For the Mules Dominique Long had 15 points and six rebounds while Charles Hammork finished with 15 points and eight boards. Widgett Washington had 13 points and six assists and Matt Webb had 11 points. For the Griffons Cedric Clinkscales had 21 points and added six rebounds. Adarius Fulton had 17 points and Dzenan Mrkajevic led the way with eight boards.
Pittsburg State at Northeastern State
WBB – NSU 65, #18 PSU 50
Northeastern State knocked off their second straight opponent in the top 20 picking a victory at home over #18 Pittsburg State. The RiverHawks held the Gorillas to just .300 shooting on the night as they picked up their fifth straight victory overall.
For the RiverHawks Tosha Tyler led the way with 19 points an Taylor Lewis finished with 17 points. On the glass Sarah Green pulled down 11 rebounds on the evening. For the Gorillas Lizzy Jeronimus had 18 points and pulled down six rebounds. Alexa Borderwick had nine points to go along with nine rebounds for Y’Cedria Devers.
MBB – NSU 64, PSU 62
Bryton Hobbs hit a jumper with seven seconds to play to help Northeastern State hold off Pittsburg State at home. Northeastern State led by eight at halftime, but needed last second heroics to stave off the PSU comeback.
For the RiverHawks were led by Bryton Hobbs who scored 23 points and had four steals. Jermaine Bransford had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. For the Gorillas Kaleb Porter led the way with 17 points on the evening. JaVon McGee added a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.