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McKinney shines for Mustangs on road

MARSHALL, Mo. - The Mount Mercy Mustangs returned to full strength Wednesday night and it showed with a 20-point victory on the road.

Dennis McKinney popped in six 3-pointers and poured in 31 points as Mount Mercy whipped Missouri Valley, 91-71, in a Heart of America Conference game in Missouri.

The important triumph lifted the Mustangs to 13-11 overall and 8-10 in the conference.

Mychael Brawner-Henley returned from a school suspension and contributed eight points and six rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench. Mohammed Albagami, who missed the previous game due to concussion protocol, also returned and scored eight points.

Bailey Basala, who missed several games in January due to a sprained ankle, hit four 3-pointers and contributed 12 points. Antwain Strong also notched 12 points with five rebounds and five assists.

McKinney shot 6 for 12 from 3-point range and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Mike Evans had seven points, six assists and four rebounds.

Tremont Moore scored 22 points for Missouri Valley (8-15, 6-11).

MOUNT MERCY (91): McKinney 11 3-3 31, Evans 3 1-2 7, Basala 4 0-1 12, Strong 5 1-1 12, Reischauer 2 0-0 5, Kelley 0 0-0 0, Villagrana 0 0-0 0, Brawner-Henley 2 4-4 8, Albagami 2 2-2 8, Johnson 4 0-0 8, Kehinde 0 0-0 0. Totals 33 11-13 91.

MISSOURI VALLEY (71): Mackenzie 1 0-0 2, Elbe 2 0-0 6, Plummer 5 0-1 11, Williams 4 0-2 8, Brazil 3 0-1 6, Cochran 0 1-2 1, Collins 5 2-2 13, Schlotzhauer 1 0-0 2, Moore 9 4-5 22. Totals 30 7-13 71.

Halftime - Mount Mercy 46, Missouri Valley 33. 3-point goals - Mount Mercy 14 (McKinney 6, Basala 4, Albagami 2, Strong 1, Reischauer 1), Missouri Valley 4 (Elbe 2, Plummer 1, Collins 1).

 

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