Feb 07, 2020 4:36 AM

City High School Basketball Scores - Thursday, February 6

Posted Feb 07, 2020 4:36 AM

GIRLS
Chillicothe 58  OT
Benton 56 (4-14, 1-2 MEC)

Cameron 63
Lafayette 46 (2-15, 0-2 MEC)

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Feb 07, 2020 4:36 AM
Griffons defeat Lincoln 81-71 for fifth straight victory

ST. JOSEPH – For the first time in 17 years, the Missouri Western men's basketball team (12-11, 8-4) has won five consecutive MIAA games with an 81-71 victory over Lincoln (8-13, 5-7) Wednesday night. The Griffons improved to 8-0 in the MWSU Fieldhouse, matched last season's win total and their 8-4 conference record is the best for the program since 2010.

It looked to be a tight contest at first with five lead changes and four ties early in the first half. Lincoln led 22-21 with 10:22 left in the first before the Griffons went on a 7-1 run and never allowed the Blue Tigers to regain the lead. Lincoln tied the game at 28 before MWSU went on a 14-3 run to build an 11-point lead and eventually take a 45-35 lead to the break. Both teams scored 36 second half points, but MWSU limited Lincoln to 29% shooting in the half.

The win avenged an 89-66 loss at Lincoln earlier this season and was Missouri Western's first home win against the Blue Tigers since 2016.

NOTABLES

- Led by JaRon Thames' team-high 21 points, the Griffon bench contributed 38 of Missouri Western's points, outscoring the Lincoln bench by 28.

- Thames was 8 of 12 from the field and recorded his fifth straight double digit scoring effort.

- Missouri Western shot 51.7% (15-29) from the field in the first half and went 6 of 12 from 3-point range before the break.

- It was the fifth straight game the Griffons were even or plus on assist to turnover ratio with 12 each.

- Will Eames shot 4 of 7 from the field for 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds after leaving the Newman game with an injury.

- Tyus Millhollin went 7 for 7 at the free throw line and made a pair of 3-pointers for 13 points.

- Tyrell Carroll had a team-high six assists and three steals.

UP NEXT

The Griffons will try to match the 2019-10 team's streak of nine-straight home wins when they host Central Missouri (9-11, 4-7) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the MWSU Fieldhouse. MWSU won the first meeting this year, 67-63 in Warrensburg.

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