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Mustangs falter in second half

MARSHALL, Mo. - The Mount Mercy women's basketball team enjoyed an eight-point lead at halftime Wednesday night, but the second half was an entirely different story.

Missouri Valley pounded the Mustangs 30-6 in the third quarter and collected an 83-62 victory in a Heart of America Conference game.

Mount Mercy led 33-25 at intermission, but Missouri Valley dominated the second half 58-29 for the 21-point verdict.

Audrey Mulumba led the Mustangs with 16 points and six rebounds. Aaliyah Brown contributed 14 points. Sara Blowers had 12 points. Sharice Kawakami dished out six assists.

Mount Mercy fell to 5-20 overall and 1-18 in the conference.

Leba Korovou scored 23 points for Missouri Valley (11-13, 10-9).

MOUNT MERCY (62): Brown 6 1-3 14, Kawakami 1 4-4 7, Blowers 4 1-2 12, Mulumba 7 0-0 16, Lampe 0 0-0 0, Goodman 3 1-2 8, Kitterman 0 0-0 0, Hampton 0 4-6 4, Scheck 0 1-2 1, Moffett 0 0-0 0, LeGrand 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 12-19 62.

MISSOURI VALLEY (83): Tolley 4 5-5 13, Pieschl 0 0-0 0, Mededovic 5 0-0 10, Korovou 11 1-2 23, Funk 0 3-4 3, Belanger 2 1-1 5, Jett 0 1-2 1, Nitz 0 0-0 0, Stephens 0 0-0 0, Adams 3 0-0 8, Jackson 6 2-2 17, Madrid 1 0-0 3, Baird 0 0-0 0. Totals 32 13-16 83.

Halftime - Mount Mercy 33, Missouri Valley 25. 3-point goals - Mount Mercy 8 (Blowers 3, Mulumba 2, Brown 1, Kawakami 1, Goodman 1), Missouri Valley 6 (Jackson 3, Adams 2, Madrid 1).

 

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