Feb 17, 2021 4:45 AM

Missouri Western men's, women's basketball victorious over Newman Tuesday

Posted Feb 17, 2021 4:45 AM
Reese Glover shoots for three in Missouri Western's 86-75 win over Newman at the MWSU Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. Photo via GoGriffons.com.
Reese Glover shoots for three in Missouri Western's 86-75 win over Newman at the MWSU Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. Photo via GoGriffons.com.

St. Joseph Post

The Missouri Western men's basketball team closed out its five-game homestand Tuesday with an 86-75 victory over Newman inside the MWSU Fieldhouse.

The Griffons have won two straight as they improve to 10-8 this season.

Newman jumped out to a quick 10-4 lead, but the Griffons then used an 18-4 run to take their first lead and they never gave that lead back. 

Leading 40-35 at the break, the Griffons opened the second half on a 12-3 run.  The Jets got to within eight points, 60-52, with 11 minutes left, but Missouri Western put the game away with a 16-3 run.

MWSU shot 50.0% (33-66) from the field for the second time this season and they made 13-of-25 from three. The Griffons forced 12 steals and forced Newman into 20 turnovers.

Missouri Western had five players in double figures. Reese Glover scored 20 points as he went 6-of-9 from behind the arc.  He also tied a career-high with three assists.

Tyrell Carroll added 19 points, six assists and four steals.  Will Eames scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Caleb Bennett and Q Mays added 11 points each.

Women's game

The Missouri Western women's basketball team won its third straight game, overcoming an early deficit and defeating Newman 71-54 inside the MWSU Fieldhouse Tuesday night. The Griffons improve to 6-11 this season.

Newman used a 13-2 run to end the first quarter and take a 20-11 lead. The Griffons scored 10 straight early in the second to tie the game at 24, but Western went scoreless the final six minutes of the first half and Newman answered with a 7-0 run to take a 31-24 lead into the locker room.

The second half belonged to Missouri Western, as they outscored the Jets 31-13 in the third quarter. The Griffons never let the lead get under 11 the rest of the way, as they forced Newman into 28 total turnovers.

Mychaell Gray led four Griffs in double figures with 14 points. Mary Fultz and Asia McCoy added 12 each, while Brionna Budgetts scored 10. Jordan Cunningham added a career-high seven assists and Camille Evans had five assists and a career-high five steals.

Both Griffon teams hit the road Thursday for games at Washburn. The women will tip off at 5:30, followed by the men at 7:30. Both games will be on KFEQ (680 AM, 95.3 FM) with coverage starting at 5:05 p.m.