Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

No. 8 Central Methodist rips Mustangs

FAYETTE, Mo. - The eighth-ranked Central Methodist women's basketball team rolled up 64 points in the first half Wednesday night and dunked Mount Mercy, 112-61, in a Heart of America Conference game in Missouri.

Sandra Mia scored 14 points for Mount Mercy (5-19, 2-17).

Mercedes Jefflo poured in 31 points with six 3-pointers for Central Methodist (23-2, 17-2).



Mount Mercy spikers sweep William Penn

The Mount Mercy men's volleyball team swept William Penn, 25-19,  25-22, 29-27, in a Heart of America Conference match Tuesday night at  the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Julian Armendano led the Mustangs (5-4, 3-2) with 12 kills. Ben  Steffen contributed eight kills, while Nikola Stoimenov and Dalton  Hynek had six apiece.

Ben Ruggles distributed 27 assists for Mount Mercy. Tiago Almeida came  up with 12 digs. Steffen blocked four shots.



Mustang men falter at Benedictine

ATCHISON, Kan. - The Mount Mercy men's basketball team surrendered 63  points in the second half Saturday and lost to Benedictine, 101-65, in  a Heart of America Conference game at the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.

The setback dropped the Mustangs to 12-12 overall and 7-11 in the  league. Benedictine raised its marks to 14-11 overall and 12-6 in the  conference with an incredible shooting performance at home.

Dennis McKinney led Mount Mercy with 15 points. Bailey Basala added 11 points.

Jayden Temme scored 26 points for Benedictine, leading five players  into double figures. The winners scorched the nets, hitting 38 of 54  shots for 70.4 percent. They were 23 of 27 in the second half and 18  for 27 on 3-pointers in the game.



Mount Mercy women fall in Kansas

ATCHISON, Kan. - The Mount Mercy women's basketball team lost to  Benedictine, 63-48, in a Heart of America Conference game Saturday in  Kansas.

Chailey Cabalis scored 16 points for Mount Mercy (5-18, 2-15).

Skylar Washington popped in 13 points for Benedictine (16-8, 10-8).



Mount Mercy volleyball splits pair

PARKVILLE, Mo. - The Mount Mercy men's volleyball team split two  matches at the Park University tournament Saturday and finished the  event with a 2-2 record.

The Mustangs swept Morningside, 25-23, 25-21, 25-13, in their first  match as Evan Gaskill collected 13 kills.

Mount Mercy then lost to Briar Cliff, 25-21, 25-18, 29-27, with Julian  Armendano providing 11 kills for the Mustangs.

Ben Ruggles had 35 assists against Morningside and 34 more against  Briar Cliff.



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