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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mustangs topped by Harris-Stowe

ST. LOUIS - The Mount Mercy women's basketball team fell behind by 22 points Tuesday night and never recovered.

The Mustangs lost to Harris-Stowe State, 74-51, in a non-conference game in St. Louis.

Brianna Thomas scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds for Mount Mercy (3-3). Aurianna Hampton added 10 points.

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Mount Mercy men fall to Benedictine

The Mount Mercy men's basketball team lost to Benedictine, 79-65, in a Heart of America Conference game at the Hennessey Recreation Center Saturday afternoon.

The Mustangs trailed by only two points at halftime, 36-34, but the visitors outscored their hosts by 12 points in the second half.

Benedictine dominated the backboards, 39-26, and outscored Mount Mercy 15-7 at the foul line.

Dennis McKinney led the Mustangs with 21 points. Mike Evans scored 14 points and Bailey Basala had 11. Antwain Strong did not play for the  Mustangs.

Adam Kutney led Benedictine with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

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Benedictine rallies past Mustang women

The Mount Mercy women's basketball team was sitting on a 10-point lead in the third quarter Saturday afternoon, but then disaster struck.

Benedictine scored 16 straight points and posted a 69-65 victory over the Mustangs in a Heart of America Conference game at the Hennessey  Recreation Center.

Mount Mercy led 50-40 with five minutes left in the third quarter, but Benedictine rode its 16-0 spurt to a 56-50 advantage with seven minutes remaining in the ballgame. The Mustangs were never able to  take the lead again.

Aurianna Hampton led a balanced attack for Mount Mercy with 16 points and seven rebounds. Brianna Thomas scored 13 points, Sharice Kawakami scored 12 and Audrey Mulumba had 11.

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Lindstrom sizzles at NAIA race

James Lindstrom took a bow, raised his arms in celebration and hugged everyone in sight.

It was a fitting conclusion to a near-perfect day for the talented senior from Apple Valley, Calif.

Lindstrom became the first runner from Mount Mercy to earn All-American honors when he finished sixth at the NAIA national cross country meet at Seminole Valley Park on Friday.

Nobody else from Mount Mercy had ever finished in the top-30 until Lindstrom ran the race of his life, slashing more than 82 seconds off his previous-best with an astonishing performance.

"I can't believe I did that," he said after taking another curtain call before teammates and friends. "It's still going through my head. But it feels amazing, I can tell you that right now."

Nobody from Mount Mercy had ever cracked the top-30 at an NAIA national meet until Lindstrom came along.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 November 2018 10:12

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Mustang women fall at Clarke

DUBUQUE - The Mount Mercy women's basketball team lost to Clarke, 80-63, Wednesday night in the Heart of America Conference opener in Dubuque.

Brianna Thomas led the Mustangs (3-1, 0-1) with 19 points and eight rebounds. Sharice Kawakami scored 16 points.

Clarke (5-0, 1-0) had a balanced attack with five players in double figures. Faith Begin led the way with 14 points. Tina Ubl and Makenna Haase had double-doubles for the winners. Ubl finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Haase had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Clarke crushed Mount Mercy on the backboards, 52-32.

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