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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

McKinney powers Mustangs to 107-98 victory

Dennis McKinney poured in 35 points and snared 10 rebounds Saturday afternoon to help Mount Mercy top Missouri Valley, 107-98, in a Heart of America Conference shootout at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

The victory lifted the Mustangs to 11-11 overall and 6-10 in the conference. Missouri Valley fell to 12-10 overall and 9-8 in the league.

McKinney shot 12 for 18 from the floor, including 4 for 6 on 3-pointers, and sank all seven of his free throws. He also had three assists.

Bailey Basala pitched in with 25 points for Mount Mercy, including a 12-for-15 showing at the foul line and three 3-pointers. Streeter McIlravy scored 18 points with four 3-pointers. Tyler Kelley added 13 points.



Mount Mercy spikers fall short

Missouri Valley rallied to trim Mount Mercy, 3-2, in a men's volleyball match at the Hennessey Recreation Center Saturday night.

Mount Mercy bolted to a 2-0 lead with victories in the first two sets, but Missouri Valley won the next three sets to prevail 19-25, 25-27, 25-20, 25-21, 15-9.

Julian Armendano led the Mustangs with 15 kills and 12 digs. Ben Steffen had 13 kills and Evan Gaskill 12.

Ben Ruggles rolled up 41 assists and had 15 digs for Mount Mercy (1-2, 1-2). Matt Belling had 14 digs and Gaskill 13. Steffen blocked six shots.



Missouri Valley beats Mustang women

The Mount Mercy women's basketball team lost to Missouri Valley,  86-54, in a Heart of America Conference game Saturday at the Hennessey  Recreation Center.

Brianna Thomas scored 12 points for the Mustangs (4-17, 1-15). Sarah  Moffett and Chailey Cabalis had 10 points apiece.

Payton Funk collected 12 points for Missouri Valley (4-16, 3-14).



Mustang men's volleyball sweeps Graceland

Ben Steffen collected eight kills and five blocks Friday night as the  Mount Mercy men's volleyball team swept Graceland, 25-18, 25-17,  25-22, in a Heart of America Conference match at the Hennessey  Recreation Center.

The Mustangs squared their records at 1-1 overall and 1-1 in the  league, following a season-opening loss to top-ranked Grand View.

Evan Gaskill matched Steffen with eight kills for the Mutsangs.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 February 2020 08:28



Mount Mercy men pound Grand View

DES MOINES - The Mount Mercy men's basketball team took out its recent  frustrations on Grand View Thursday night.

The Mustangs smashed the Vikings, 98-70, in a Heart of America  Conference game in Des Moines to end a string of tough defeats.

Bailey Basala canned five 3-pointers and scored 20 points as Mount  Mercy raised its records to 10-11 overall and 5-10 in the conference.  Dennis McKinney scored 17 points, RoyShawn Webb 14 and Julian Hehmann  10.

The Mustangs raced to a 54-28 lead at halftime and cruised from there.  Mount Mercy shot 57.4 percent from the floor, compared to 35.2 percent  for the Vikings.

Drew Johnson scored 13 points for Grand View (6-15, 4-12).



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