The Central Missouri women wrapped up at least a share of the MIAA title as they won and MIAA basketball rolled into the final week of the regular season. On the men’s side Northwest Missouri also took at least a share of the MIAA regular season title.
Central Missouri at Missouri Western WBB – #11 UCM 59, MWSU 53 #11 Central Missouri erased an eight-point halftime deficit to earn at least a share of the MIAA championship on the road at Missouri Western. UCM overcame poor shooting in the first half and hit 14 free throws in the second has as they moved to 16-2 in the MIAA.
For the Jennies Keuna Flax led the way with a double-double scoring 15 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Shelby Winkelmann had a team best 16 points and Quinnecia Twine dished out four assists. For the Griffons Sharniece Lewis led all scorers with 18 points on the night. Quinesha Lockett pulled down seven rebounds and Tiffanie Abrams dished out four assists.
MBB – #19 UCM 80, MWSU 57 #19 Central Missouri scored 19 points off of turnover as they earned a victory on the road at Missouri Western. UCM shot .532 from the field as they moved to 15-3 in the MIAA this season.
For the Mules Dillon Deck had a double-double scoring 29 points and pulling down a game high 10 rebounds. Daylen Robinson had 10 points and six assists as Ryan Magdziarz also finished with 10 points. For the Griffons Kalvin Balque led the way with 15 points and Ryan Devers added 13 points and six rebounds. Charlie Marquardt added 12 points and Hans Thu pulled down five rebounds.
Emporia State at Pittsburg State WBB – #23 PSU 81, #5 ESU 75 OT #23 Pittsburg State erased a 12-point halftime deficit to force overtime and pick up a win at home over #5 Emporia State. PSU outscored ESU 10-4 in the overtime period as they moved to 15-3 in the league this season.
For the Gorillas Antqunita Reed had a double-double scoring 20 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Cathy Brugman had 22 points and Lizzy Jeronimus dished out four assists. For the Lady Hornets Laura Patrick led the way scoring 20 points and going four of eight from behind the three-point line. Kionna Kellog had 12 points as did Merissa Quick who added nine rebounds.
MBB – PSU 84, ESU 76 Pittsburg State put up 50 points in the second half as they came from behind for a victory at home over Emporia State. PSU shot .571 from the field in the second half as they moved to 4-14 in the league this season.
For the Gorillas Jake Bullard had 24 points and added five assists while Devon Branch had 19 points and nine rebounds. Sam Pugh added 12 points and Connor Kjer finished with 10 points and eight rebounds. For the Hornets Kaleb Wright led the way with 23 points and Terrence Moore finished with 22 points. Paul Bunch led the way on the glass pulling down a game high 11 rebounds.
Northeastern State at Nebraska-Kearney WBB – UNK 61, NSU 58 Nebraska-Kearney came back from down nine points at halftime to defeat Northeastern State at home. UNK got 26 points off of turnover and racked up 23 second chance points as they move to 5-13 in the league this season.
For the Lopers Amarah Williams had a double-double scoring 22 points and adding 10 rebounds. Shelby Zimmerman also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards while Laramey Lewis finished with 11 points. For the RiverHawks Mya Walker had a team high 19 points and five assists. Fontana Tate had 13 points and Che’Ron Lewis finished with 11 points.
MBB –UNK 84, NSU 65 Nebraska-Kearney shot .534 from the field as they picked up a win over Northeastern State at home. UNK pulled down 45 total rebounds as they moved to 9-9 in the MIAA this season.
For the Loper Mike Dentlinger had a double-double scoring 22 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Connor Beranek had 17 points, Ethan Brozek added 15 points and Davion Pearson finished with 11 points. For the RiverHawks Bryton Hobbs had 20 points, eight rebounds and dished out five assists. Michael Harmon added 16 points in the ballgame.
Central Oklahoma at Fort Hays State WBB – FHSU 72, UCO 62 Fort Hays State held Central Oklahoma to just 23 second half points as they erased a halftime deficit to win at home. FHSU blocked seven UCO shots and hit 26 free throws as they moved to 11-7 in the league.
For the Tigers Kate Lehman had a double-double with 16 points, 13 rebounds, six blocks and five assists. Katelyn Edwards led the team by 19 points and Beth Behuslavsky added five assists. For the Bronchos Britney Morgan was the only player in double figures finishing with 20 points. Olivia Mason had a team high six rebounds and dished out four assists.
MBB – FHSU 80, UCO 79 Craig Nicholson made a lay-up with less than two seconds to help Fort Hays State defeat Central Oklahoma at home. After leading by ten at the half FHSU had to come from behind late to move to 13-5 in the league this season.
For the Tigers Nicholson led the way scoring 25 points and dishing out nine assists while James Flemming had 15 points. Carson Konrade had 14 points while Dwayne Brunson added a double-double with 11 points and 11 boards. For the Bronchos Josh Gibbs led the way with 22 points and nine rebounds. Aaaron Anderson had 15 points, Nic Combs added 13 points and Cal Andrews finished with 10 points.
Southwest Baptist at Northwest Missouri WBB – NWMSU 76, SBU 72 Northwest Missouri came back from down seven at halftime to pick up a victory over Southwest Baptist at home. NWMSU shot .607 in the second half as they moved to 5-13 in the league this season.
For the NWMSU Bearcats Tember Schechinger led the way with 16 points and Ashleigh Nelson had 13 points. Ariel Easton added 11 points while Annie Mathews, Meridee Scott and Shelby Mustains all had 10 points. For the SBU Bearcats Jacqui Zelenka had a double-double scoring 20 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Mackenzie Skupa had 14 points and Tanis Spani finished with 11 points on the evening.
MBB – NWMSU 89, SBU 62 Northwest Missouri scored 49 second half points as they earned a victory over Southwest Baptist at home. NWMSU shot .550 from the field and got 20 points off of turnover as they moved to 16-2 in the league this season.
For the NWMSU Bearcats DeShaun Cooper led the way with 24 points and Dillon Starzl had 21 points and five boards. Zach Schneider added 11 points and Bryston Williams finished with 10 points. For the SBU Bearcats Jaywuan Hill had 11 points and five rebounds. Yusuf Owoseni had 11 points and Tim Pendergraph had five rebounds as well.
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