Jan 05, 2020 3:20 AM

Griffons upset Rogers State 79-67

Posted Jan 05, 2020 3:20 AM

ST. JOSEPH – Rogers State came into the MWSU Fieldhouse having not lost in MIAA play and on a five-game winning streak. It ended Saturday as the Missouri Western Men's Basketball team (6-8, 2-1) handed the Hillcats (11-2, 3-1) their first loss since Nov. 30, 79-67.  

Missouri Western ended a tight first half with a 17-7 run to take a 41-31 lead to halftime, leading for more than 33 minutes in the game. The Griffons extended the lead to 15 with 11:27 left in the game and cruised to their fourth home win in as many games.  

NOTABLES

  1. Rogers State entered averaging 81.8 points per game and shooting 47% from the field. The Griffons held the Hillcats to 67 points on 33% shooting.
  2. Brewster Peacock entered averaging 12.9 points per game on 56% shooting and was limited to seven points on 1 of 10 shooting.
  3. Missouri Western shot 54% from the field and went 16 of 20 from the free throw line.
  4. Tyus Millhollin led MWSU with 21 points on 6 of 10 shooting, including making all eight of his free throw attempts.
  5. Millhollin increased his scoring average from 8.3 to 14.7 over the past eight games, averaging 19.5 during that stretch.
  6. Tyrell Carroll scored 17 points to go with his five rebounds, team-high three assists, two steals and career-high three blocks.
  7. Tyree Martin went 7 of 8 from the field to score 16 points with five rebounds.
  8. Jaron Thames scored 13 points and led the team with a career-high nine rebounds.
  9. Beau Baker pulled down eight rebounds to increase his team leading average to 7.1 per game.

  UP NEXT

Missouri Western hosts Northeastern State (9-4, 2-2, Monday night in the MWSU Fieldhouse. The RiverHawks lost 76-65 at Northwest Missouri on Saturday.

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