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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

33 turnovers help doom Mustangs

The Mount Mercy women's basketball team committed 33 turnovers  Wednesday night and lost to eighth-ranked Central Methodist, 103-74,  in a Heart of America Conference game at the Hennessey Recreation  Center.

Central Methodist committed 25 turnovers, but overcame its own  giveaways by shooting 54.2 percent from the floor and sinking half its  3-pointers (15 of 30).

Sandra Mia scored 20 points for Mount Mercy (4-10, 1-8). Brianna  Thomas finished with 11 points. Abbi Kinnaird and Chailey Cabalis  scored 10 points apiece.

Mercedes Jefflo topped a balanced attack for Central Methodist with 17  points, leading six players into double figures. The winners raised  their records to 14-1 overall and 8-1 in the conference, tied for  first place with Grand View.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2020 05:57



Mount Mercy men trimmed by Peru

PERU, Neb. - The Mount Mercy men's basketball team was trimmed by Peru  State, 79-73, in a Heart of America Conference game in Nebraska  Saturday.

The Mustangs trailed by 11 points early in the second half, but they  rallied and pulled within 74-73 with 38 seconds remaining on a basket  by DJ Johnson.

Deonte McReynolds countered with a 3-pointer for Peru State and Mount  Mercy did not score again.

Dennis McKinney led the Mustangs with four 3-pointers and 20 points.  RoyShawn Webb contributed 15 points and six rebounds. Davion Watson  scored 13 points. Bailey Basala finished with nine rebounds and five  assists.



Mustangs falter in 4th quarter

PERU, Neb. - The Peru State women's basketball team exploded for a  17-0 burst in the fourth quarter Saturday and topped Mount Mercy,  75-67, in a Heart of America Conference game.

Mount Mercy led, 59-55, with 4:54 left, but Peru State rode its 17-0  spurt to a commanding 72-59 advantage with 1:36 remaining.

Brianna Thomas topped the Mustangs with 23 points. Sandra Mia  contributed 11 points and nine rebounds. Kennedi Fulwylie had 10  points and eight rebounds. Taseandra Parker grabbed nine rebounds.  Abbi Kinnaird had four assists.

Maddy McPhillips scored 16 points for Peru State.



Mustang women explode for 96 points

FOREST CITY - The Mount Mercy women's basketball team scored its most points in four years Wednesday night with a 96-83 victory over Waldorf in Forest City.

The 96 points are the most for the Mustangs since a 105-30 victory over Lincoln Christian on Dec. 5, 2015.

Brianna Thomas led Mount Mercy (4-8) with 21 points. Sandra Mia netted 19 points and Sofia Popp had 16. Mia grabbed seven rebounds.

Ashley Schindele scored 23 points for Waldorf (2-8).



Webb's clutch shot lifts Mount Mercy

Good thinks happen when RoyShawn Webb has the basketball in his hands  at the end of games. It happened again Tuesday night.

Webb made a strong move to the basket and scored with 2.7 seconds left  to give Mount Mercy a 68-66 victory over Viterbo in a non-conference  game at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Nearly the same thing happened Monday when the Mustangs upset  16th-ranked St. Ambrose, 80-78, in another nail-biter. Webb drove to  the bucket in that game and missed, but Dennis McKinney scored on a  put-back in the final second for a happy ending.

"We ran the exact same play yesterday against St. Ambrose. It was  basically the same thing," said Webb, a strong left-hander who is hard  to keep away from the basket.

The defensive player from Viterbo tried to stop him from penetrating,  to no avail.

"I attacked him and finished the bucket," said Webb, "and we won the game."



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