UMSL Basketball

Men’s Basketball
The University of Missouri–St. Louis went 1-1 in Great Lakes Valley Conference road play last weekend, defeating No. 21 Lewis, 87-83, before suffering its first league loss in a 76-61 setback at Wisconsin-Parkside. Senior Aareon Smith averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds per game, while senior Tylor Wimbish scored 19 points in the win at Lewis. The Tritons (11-3, 3-1 GLVC) will host Truman State on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to Quincy on Saturday.

Women’s Basketball
UMSL suffered a pair of GLVC road losses last weekend, falling at No. 2 ranked Lewis, 78-59, and at Wisconsin-Parkside, 76-68. The Tritons shot a season-best 52 percent from the field at UW-Parkside, but was plagued by 18 turnovers. Redshirt freshman Jordan Fletcher averaged 13.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game. The Tritons (6-6, 2-2 GLVC) will host Truman State on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. before traveling to Quincy on Saturday.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming
The Tritons returned to the pool at the Washington University Invitational on Saturday with the men recording a third place finish and the women a fifth place finish. The men recorded three runner-up finishes, including a season-best 1:38.41 time in the 200-yard medley relay (Nicolas Ruiz, Mladen Senicar, Anson Tam and Fernando Robledo), while on the women’s side, Angie Quiroga set a new school record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 56.93, marking the first sub-one minute time this season for the Tritons. UMSL is back in action on Saturday at Lincoln College.

The UMSL Experience

Mary Ann Mitchell

Mary Ann Mitchell

Eye on UMSL: Tending the gardens

Biology student James Ott and Sustainable Energy & Environmental Coordinator Katy Mike Smaistrla pull weeds last week in the native gardens north of the Recreation Wellness Center.