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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mustang women climb above .500

LINCOLN, Ill. - Abby Herb scored 20 points Monday night as the Mount Mercy women's basketball rolled to a 76-37 victory over Lincoln Christian at Gaston Arena.

The Mustangs won their sixth game in a row and raised their record to 12-11.

Makenzie Zeitler collected a double-double for Mount Mercy with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Quenna Keating pitched in 13 points and Ashley Dolan added 11.

Katie Boyce scored 14 points for Lincoln Christian (1-11).

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016 21:51

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No. 22 Mustangs take 8th in row

LINCOLN, Ill. - The Mount Mercy men's basketball team cruised to a 33-point point lead in the second half Monday night and settled for a 93-80 victory over Lincoln Christian in an NAIA game at Gaston Arena.

The 22nd-ranked Mustangs won their eighth game in a row and raised their record to 18-5.

CJ Parker scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Mount Mercy. Alex Houston contributed 15 points and seven rebounds. Mychael Brawner-Henley finished with a double-double for the Mustangs with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Michael Fisher made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points for Lincoln Christian (5-14).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 13:06

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Dolan helps Mustangs reach .500

Ashley Dolan scored 17 points Saturday as the Mount Mercy women's basketball team bopped Viterbo, 71-41, in an NAIA game at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

The Mustangs won their fifth straight game and raised their record to 11-11.

Abby Herb and McKenna Sexton scored 13 points for Mount Mercy. Alisa Weiland contributed 11 points and Makenzie Zeitler snared 13 rebounds.

Bailey Klaas scored 12 points for Viterbo (2-17).

VITERBO (41): Hattamer 1 0-0 2, Hofschild 1 0-0 2, B.Klaas 4 2-3 12, Busse 2 1-2 6, Geiser 0 1-2 1, Huebner 1 2-2 5, P.Klaas 0 0-0 0, Budde 1 0-0 2, Wahl 1 1-2 4, Mendoza 0 0-0 0, Hanson 3 1-2 7. Totals 14 8-13 41.

MOUNT MERCY (71): Herb 5 3-5 13, Dolan 6 4-5 17, Weiland 4 0-0 11, Zeitler 3 1-1 7, Thompson 0 0-0 0, Goodman 0 0-0 0, Blowers 0 0-0 0, Jordan 0 0-0 0, Sexton 5 0-0 13, Valadez 0 0-0 0, Keating 2 0-0 4, Harmon 2 0-0 4, Lampe 1 0-0 2, Lehman 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 8-11 71.

Halftime - Mount Mercy 29, Viterbo 14. 3-point goals - Viterbo 5 (B.Klaas 2, Busse 1, Huebner 1, Wahl 1), Mount Mercy 7 (Weiland 3, Sexton 3, Dolan 1).

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 January 2016 23:37
   

No. 22 Mustangs win 7th in row

Chris Ford led a balanced attack with 12 points Saturday as the 22nd-ranked Mount Mercy men's basketball team trimmed Viterbo, 79-74, in an NAIA game at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Ford led five Mustangs into double figures. Alex Houston scored 11 points and Tre Wagner, Mychael Brawner-Henley and Ben Struss all scored 10 points apiece for the winners.

Ford broke a 69-69 tie with a 3-pointer with 68 seconds left to give Mount Mercy (17-5) a 72-69 lead. The Mustangs were clinging to a 75-74 lead when Struss went to work in the final seconds. His layup gave Mount Mercy a 77-74 edge with 22 seconds remaining, then Viterbo missed a 3-pointer that would have tied the game with 14 seconds to go.

Struss hit two free throws with 13 seconds left to make it 79-74 and secure the victory as Mount Mercy won its seventh game in a row.

The Mustangs got a big lift from their subs with a 39-6 advantage in bench points.

Jake Bamke scored 25 points for Viterbo (7-13) and Ethan Haberman had 24. Viterbo trailed by 20 points at halftime, but the visitors staged a strong comeback in the second half.

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 January 2016 07:18

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No. 22 Mustangs bump off Ozarks

Five players scored in double digits as the 22nd-ranked Mount Mercy men’s basketball team downed College of the Ozarks, 95-77, Friday at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

The Mustangs (16-5) led 41-38 at halftime, but pulled away in the second half.

Chris Ford had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Mount Mercy, which made 32-of-34 free throws in the game.

Tre Wagner scored 18 points, including 14-of-15 free-throw shots, and dished out nine assists. Ben Struss scored 15 points, Alex Houston scored 11 and Mychael Brawner-Henley added 10.

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