The University of Missouri–St. Louis picked up an 88-74 win over Missouri S&T last Thursday, improving to 9-0 at home, but saw that streak end on Saturday with an 80-76 overtime loss to Drury. The UMSL Tritons led by 22 points early in the second half before the Panthers stormed back for the win. Senior Aareon Smith averaged 16.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, while senior Tylor Wimbish added 15 points per game. The Tritons (14-5, 6-3 Great Lakes Valley Conference), in second place in the GLVC West Division standings, begin a four-game road trip on Thursday at Rockhurst. UMSL closes out the weekend at William Jewell on Saturday.
UMSL shot a season-high 66.7 percent last Thursday en route to a 74-49 win over Missouri S&T. Junior Kelly Kunkel connected on all seven field goal attempts, including both from three-point range, and was 4-of-4 at the free throw line to finish with a career-best 20 points. UMSL then owned a one-point halftime lead on Saturday against No. 21 ranked Drury, but saw the Panthers shoot 51.9 percent in the second half to garner the 66-48 win. Senior Alexis Lawrence led the Tritons with 16 points on four three-pointers. The Tritons (8-9, 4-5 GLVC) travel to Rockhurst on Thursday in the start of a four-game road swing. UMSL then travels to William Jewell on Saturday.
Men’s and Women’s Swimming
Freshman Angie Quiroga won two races to highlight action for the Tritons in a double dual hosted by Bellarmine on Saturday. The newcomer won the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke, setting school records in both events and also brought home a third place finish in the 100-yard backstroke. On the men’s side, UMSL won the 200-yard freestyle relay composed of Justin Oates, Anson Tam, Mladen Senicar and Fernando Robledo. The Tritons also had seven runner-up finishes.