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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Dolan, Zeitler lead Mustang women

Ashley Dolan and Makenzie Zeitler each finished with double doubles as Mount Mercy downed Clarke, 74-65, in a women's basketball game Wednesday night at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Dolan finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds while Zeitler tossed in 12 points and ripped down a game-high 19 rebounds. Alisa Weiland had 13 points for the Mustangs (14-12).

Breland Prochaska led Clarke with a game-high 21 points.

CLARKE (65): Whittington 5 1-2 12, Prochaska 5 8-8 21, Ricker 0 0-0 0, Fox 0 0-0 0, Ramirez 0 0-0 0, Werner 0 0-0 0, Petkoff 1 0-0 3, Adames 3 3-7 10, Hoppman 4 2-3 10, Kleppin 1 0-0 2, Penney 0 0-0 0, Ernst 2 3-3 7. Totals: 20 17-23 62.

MOUNT MERCY (74): Herb 4 1-2 10, Weiland 5 1-2 13, Sexton 2 0-0 4, Harmon 2 2-4 6, Zeitler 5 0-0 12, Lampe 0 0-0 0, Thompson 4 2-4 12, Dolan 2 10-10 14, Lehman 1 1-2 3. Totals: 25 15-22 72

Halftime: Mount Mercy 34, Clarke 31. 3-point goals: Clarke 6, (Adames, Whittington, Prochaska 3, Petkoff). Mount Mercy 7 (Herb, Weiland 2, Zeitler 2, Thompson 2)

 

Mount Mercy women climb above .500

CLINTON - Ashley Dolan scored 20 points Saturday as the Mount Mercy women's basketball team defeated Ashford, 62-51, at the Kehl Arena in Clinton.

Makenzie Zeitler collected 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists as the Mustangs raised their record to 13-12. Abby Herb scored 11 points and Latasha Harmon added 10. Tiana Thompson had six assists.

Phikala Anthony scored 18 points for Ashford (6-17).

MOUNT MERCY (62): Herb 4 2-2 11, Weiland 1 0-0 3, Zeitler 5 2-2 14, Thompson 0 0-0 0, Dolan 7 3-3 20, Goodman 0 0-0 0, Blowers 0 0-0 0, Jordan 0 0-0 0, Sexton 0 2-2 2, Harmon 1 7-8 10, Lampe 0 0-0 0, Lehman 1 0-0 2.

Totals 19 16-17 62.

ASHFORD (51): Irizarry 1 0-0 3, Brantner 2 0-0 4, Anthony 7 3-4 18, Lampe 2 2-3 8, Cross 4 2-3 10, Griffin 2 0-0 6, Drain 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 7-10 51.

Halftime - Mount Mercy 30, Ashford 29. 3-point goals - Mount Mercy 8 (Dolan 3, Zeitler 2, Herb 1, Weiland 1, Harmon 1), Ashford 6 (Lampe 2, Griffin 2, Irizarry 1, Anthony 1).

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 February 2016 00:13
 

No. 21 Mustangs top Saint Ambrose

The Mount Mercy men's basketball team took a step in the right direction Wednesday night.

Alex Houston muscled in 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the 21st-ranked Mustangs defeated Saint Ambrose, 84-73, in an NAIA game at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Mount Mercy got burned for 99 points in a 99-92 loss to Waldorf in its previous game last Thursday and Coach Aaron Jennings put a heavy emphasis on the defensive end of the floor in the practices since then.

"The whole practice," Houston reported about the club's renewed emphasis on trying to stop people from scoring. "Defense is going to win the game.

"Communication is key," he said. "Communication will eliminate a lot of things, with switches and stuff. Communication is our main focus right now on defense."

Mount Mercy (19-6) has won 9 of its last 10 games, but Jennings wants to make sure the Mustangs are proficient at both ends of the floor heading into the postseason tournament later this month.

Jennings said the Mustangs made some progress against Saint Ambrose (7-16), but need to keep working hard to improve.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 22:25

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Bees rally from 16 down to clip Mustangs

DAVENPORT - Saint Ambrose overcame a 16-point first half deficit and closed the game on an 8-2 run to down Mount Mercy, 60-57, in women's basketball action Wednesday night at Lee Lohman Arena.

The Mustangs (12-12) dominated play in the first half, grabbing a 31-17 lead at the break. Saint Ambrose fought back, but still trailed by three with 2:37 remaining before putting together its final push to gain the win.

Abby Herb led the Mustangs with 21 points. Ashley Dolan had 13 points while Makenzie Zeitler pulled down 10 rebounds to become only the second player in school history with 1,000 career rebounds. Jane Meyer is the other.

The Bees (17-6) were led by Lindsay Smith with 14 points.

MOUNT MERCY (57): Herb 8 3-4 21, Weiland 3 1-2 10,Sexton 1 0-0 3, Harmon 3 0-0 6, Zeitler 0 0-0 0, Lampe 0 0-0 0, Thompson 2 0-0 4, Dolan 4 3-3 13, Lehman 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 7-9 57.

SAINT AMBROSE (60): Myers 0 0-0 0, Busse 2 0-0 6, Smith 4 3-4 12, Bindner 0 0-0 0, Mlachnik 3 3-4 9, McCarty 3 2-2 8, Logic 2 0-0 4, Griffin 3 0-2 6, Greiner 4 0-0 9, Brummel 0 0-0 0, Cook 1 2-2 4. Totals: 22 10-14 60.

Halftime: Mount Mercy 31, Saint Ambrose 17. 3-point goals: Mount Mercy 8 (Herb 2, Weiland 3, Sexton, Dolan 2). Saint Ambrose 6 (Busse 2, Smith 3, Greiner).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 22:18
 

Mustangs win 4 titles at Dutch Classic

PELLA - Track athletes from Mount Mercy University captured four individual titles at the Dutch Classic in Pella this weekend.

James Lindstrom won the 3000 meter run in 9:12.25 and Gustavo Caballero took the triple jump at 42 feet, 5 1/4 inches to lead the Mount Mercy men's team.

Dana Ewan claimed the 1000 meter run in 11:09.13 and Nicole Sanborn won the triple jump at 32 feet, 5 1/2 inches for the Mount Mercy women.

The Mount Mercy women finished second in the team standings in a tight race. Grand View won the title in the 12-team meet with 113 points, followed closely by Mount Mercy (109) and Central (108).

The Mount Mercy men placed sixth out of 11 schools with 60 points. Central won the title with 131 points.

The Mount Mercy women got second-place showings from Bri'anna Branch in the 200 (27.20), Raeshonda Chandler in the high jump (4-10 1/4) and Aminah Baloch in the long jump (15-11). Mount Mercy received third-place performances from Allison Scott in the 1000 (3:12.33), Molly Pruett in the 3000 (11:27.93), Sanborn in the long jump (15-10 1/2) and the 4x400 relay.

Lindstrom placed third in the mile for the Mount Mercy men (4:24.74) and Evan Bowman was third in the 3000 (9:19.91).

   
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