Kansas City, Mo. – Six more games on each side were on the docket to close out week five of MIAA men’s and women’s basketball.
Northeastern State at Lindenwood
WBB – LWU 63, NSU 50
Lindenwood got a 40 point second half as they picked up a win at home over Northeastern State. LWU shot .353 from the three-point line as they remained perfect through two league games.
Morgan Johnson led the way for the Lions scoring 14 points and pulling down eight rebound. Julie Hlinak had 13 points and Kassidy Gengenbacher had 12 points and eight boards. For the RiverHawks Fontana Tate and Jamie Jackson each finished with ten points on the afternoon. Carrington Fox had ten rebounds and Che’Ron Lewis pulled down six boards.
MBB – NSU 83, LWU 74
Northeastern State outscored Lindenwood in the first half and held on for a victory on the road. NSU shot .565 from the field as they moved to 1-1 on the league season.
For the RiverHawks Bryton Hobbs led the way with 36 points and added seven assists. Curtis Evans had 12 points and pulled down six rebounds while Landon DeMasters had 10 points. For the Lions Daris Smith scored 14 points and had three assists. Tayler Ressel nad Michael Boos each had 13 points on the afternoon.
Washburn at Missouri Southern
MSSU 68, #20 WU 59
With the game tied with 16:04 to play Missouri Southern used an 8-2 run to go ahead of #20 Washburn for good. MSSU shot .462 from the field as the upset win pushed them to 2-0 in conference play.
For the Lions Shonte Clay had 19 points and Alexis Fitzpatrick added 16 points. Sharese Jones had 13 points and eight rebounds and Dominique Mosley added 11 points and six boards. For the Ichabods Janelle Travis had 19 points and Casyn Buchman had 14 points and eight rebounds. Brittney Lynch had 10 points and nine rebounds and Kara Lee added 10 points.
MBB – MSSU 110, #22 WU 73
Missouri Southern scored 63 points in the second half as they upset #22 Washburn at home. MSSU hit 12 three pointers going .545 from the field as they moved to 2-0 in the league.
For the Lions Austin Wright had 23 points and Jordan Talbert added 20 points. Greg Renfroe finished with a double-double in the game with 12 points and 13 rebounds. For the Ichabods Kyle Wiggins led the way with 14 points and Leon Flowers finished with 12 points. Stephon Drane scored 11 points and Alex North pulled down a team high six rebounds.
Fort Hays State at Missouri Western
WBB – FHSU 67, MWSU 53
Fort Hays State held Missouri Western to just .264 shooting as they picked up a win on the road. FHSU got 19 points off of turnovers as they moved to 1-1 in the league this season.
For the Tigers Kate Lehman led the way with a double-double scoring 24 points and pulling down 12 rebounds also adding eight blocks. Tera Ingalsbe had 10 points and Taylor Chandler had six boards. For the Griffons Quenisha Lockett had nine points and Sharniece Lewis added seven points. On the glass Tiara Hall and Jallisa Lewis each pulled down six boards.
MBB – MWSU 82, #15 FHSU 79 OT
Fort Hays State scored with four second remaining in overtime to cut the lead to one, but Missouri Western held them off to win at home. MWSU’s 10 three-pointers proved to be the difference as they moved to 1-0 in league play.
For the Griffons Ryan Devers scored 19 points, dished seven assists and pulled down six rebounds. Adarius Fulton had 15 points and Hans Thun added 12 on the afternoon. For the Tigers Craig Nicholson had 23 points and picked up three steals. Dwayne Brunson had 13 points and Tomislav Gabric added 12 points and five rebounds.
Nebraska-Kearney at Southwest Baptist
WBB – SBU 85, UNK 66
Southwest Baptist shot .400 from behind the arc as they picked up a victory at home over Nebraska-Kearney. SBU shot .522 overall from the field as they moved to 1-1 in league play.
For the Bearcats Mackenzie Skupa led the way with 22 points and Morgan Lucy added 14 points. Dilona Johnson had 13 points and Brook Duncan had a double-double with 11 points and 13 boards. For the Lopers Amarah Williams led the way with 16 points, five rebounds and three blocks. Sydney Seberger added 13 points on the afternoon.
MBB – SBU 96, UNK 93
Southwest Baptist held off a late charge by Nebraska-Kearney to pick up a victory at home. SBU shot .550 from the field to move to 1-1 in league play this season.
For the Bearcats Rashaad Brown-Peterson had 29 points and dished five assists. Derrick Stewart had 22 points and seven assists while Desi Barmore added 15 points and eight rebounds. For the Lopers Mike Dentlinger had 22 points and five rebounds. Davion Pearson had 21 points and six assists and Connor Beranek had 20 points and seven rebounds.
Central Oklahoma at Lincoln
WBB – UCO 72, LU 51
Central Oklahoma scored 41 points in the second half as they picked up a victory on the road at Lincoln. UCO shot .456 from the field as they moved to 1-1 in MIAA play.
For the Bronchos Britney Morgan had 14 points and Jill Bryan added 14 points and a team best six rebounds. Olivia Mason added 10 points and Jordan Ward dished eight assists in the game. For the Blue Tigers Angela Randall had 14 points and pulled down six rebounds. Hunter Yoakum had nine points and Nesha Wright also added six boards.
MBB – UCO 90, LU 71
Central Oklahoma scored 48 points in the first half as they held on for a victory on the road over Lincoln. UCO outrebounded LU 46-31 as they went to 1-1 in league play.
Josh Gibbs had a double-double for the Bronchos with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Phillip Brown had 18 points and Aaron Anderson had 10 points and four assists. For the Blue Tigers Mike Smith had 33 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Clay Crouch added 15 points and Charles Cole also had seven rebounds.
Emporia State at Northwest Missouri
WBB - #3 ESU 68, NWMSU 64
#3 Emporia State held off a Northwest Missouri second half charge to pick up a win on the road. ESU added 15 points off of turnover as they moved to 1-0 in league play.
For the Lady Hornets Kelly Moten led the way with 13 points and Larua Patrick added 10 points and eight rebounds. Desiree Wylie had 10 points and Merissa Quick pulled down a team best nine rebounds. For the Bearcats Ariel Easton had 17 points and six rebounds and Ashleigh Nelson also had 17 points. Tember Schechinger had 12 points and Monique Stevens blocks three shots.
MBB – NWMSU 89, ESU 68
Northwest Missouri put up 50 points in the second half as they picked up a victory at home over Emporia State. NWMSU shot .540 from behind the three-point line as they moved to 2-0 in league play.
For Bearcats Conner Crooker had 19 points and four rebounds. Bryston Williams added 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds. For the Hornets Jevon Taylor led the way with 20 points. Kaleb Wright had 10 points and a game high five rebounds.