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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mount Mercy men finish 14-16

A disappointing season had an unhappy ending for the Mount Mercy men's  basketball team Saturday afternoon.

The Mustangs lost to MidAmerica Nazarene, 98-76, in a Heart of America  Conference game at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

The visitors from Kansas led by 29 points at halftime, 59-30, and  opened a 34-point cushion in the second half.

Mount Mercy finished the season at 14-16 overall and 9-15 in the  conference. The Mustangs placed 10th in the league standings and did  not make the postseason tournament.



Mount Mercy baseball splits twinbill

JOLIET, Ill. - The Mount Mercy baseball team split a doubleheader with  St. Francis College Saturday in Illinois.

The Mustangs won the nightcap, 9-5, after dropping the opener, 8-2.

Nick Sueppel went 5-for-5 and drove in three runs in the 9-5 victory.  Cael Lambe, Jake Faur and Nick Traysman had two hits for the Mustangs.  Lambe scored three runs and Spencer Wiskus had two RBIs.

Tanner Lohaus (2-1) pitched six strong innings for the victory. He  allowed only four hits and was charged with three unearned runs.



Mims ends with 30-91 mark with Mustangs

Micha Mims finished her tenure as the women's basketball coach at  Mount Mercy with a 104-52 loss to MidAmerica Nazarene Saturday in a  Heart of America Conference game at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Mims compiled a 30-91 record in four years with the Mustangs, who  finished 5-24 overall this year and 2-22 in the conference.

Chailey Cabalis scored 19 points for Mount Mercy and Brianna Thomas  had 18. Whitney Clampitt scored 21 points for MidAmerica Nazarene  (17-10, 16-8).



Ruggles steers Mustangs past Clarke

Ben Ruggles rolled up 36 assists in just three games Thursday night as  Mount Mercy swept Clarke, 25-13, 25-15, 25-20, in a Heart of America  Conference men's volleyball match at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

The Mustangs raised their records to 13-5 overall and 6-3 in the  league. Clarke fell to 4-11 overall and 2-5 in the Heart.

Julian Armendano had 12 kills for Mount Mercy. Ben Steffen had seven  kills and Evan Gaskill had six.



Mustangs miss Heart league tourney

OSKALOOSA - The Mount Mercy men's basketball team lost to No. 7 William Penn, 101-77, Wednesday night and saw their faint hopes of reaching the Heart of America Conference tournament extinguished in Oskaloosa.

The Mustangs (14-15, 9-14) will finish 10th in the league standings and only the top eight teams will make the conference tournament.

Davarea Loggins popped in five 3-pointers and scored 17 points for Mount Mercy. Bailey Basala scored 15 points, Tyler Kelley 13, Dennis McKinney 11 and Streeter McIlravy 10 for the Mustangs. Starting point guard RoyShawn Webb did not play.

Josh Watkins scored 19 points for the Statesmen (26-3, 20-3), who have won the conference regular-season title.



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