UMSL Tritons weekly roundup for Nov. 15-21

UMSL head coach Steve Tappmeyer (center) achieved his 425th career win after the Tritons defeated the University of Lindenwood-Belleville in this season's UMSL home opener.

Each week, the Department of Athletics at the University of Missouri–St. Louis compiles a roundup of how the various UMSL Tritons teams have fared. Click on the headings below for an up-to-date look at each Tritons team.

UMSL opened the home portion of its schedule with a 74-48 victory over the University of Lindenwood–Belleville (Ill.) on Nov. 19. Junior Joshua McCoy led all scorers with 21 points, while the victory also gave UMSL head coach Steve Tappmeyer his 425th career win. The Tritons jumped out to a 20-6 lead in the opening eight and a half minutes before taking a 42-15 lead into halftime. UMSL, which now stands at 1-2 overall, shot 38 percent from the floor and owned a 46-37 rebounding advantage, including a 21-11 edge on the offensive end.

The UMSL women’s basketball team also posted a victory in its home opener last Saturday, defeating McKendree University (Lebanon, Ill.) 70-62 behind a combined 38 points from senior Caitlyn Moody and junior Devonna Smith. The Tritons outscored their guests, 37-29, in the final 20 minutes to break a tied halftime score to garner the win. Moody finished with a game-high 21 points, while Smith added 17 points and collected 12 rebounds and four blocked shots. UMSL now stands at 2-1 overall.


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