UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
The University of Missouri–St. Louis won its third straight on the road with a 71-58 victory at Indianapolis on Thursday, but saw that streak snapped on Saturday with a narrow 54-53 loss at Saint Joseph’s. The UMSL Tritons went 25-of-33 at the free throw line in the win over UIndy, including a 14-of-16 performance by junior Amber Daly, who finished with 19 points. In the loss to the Pumas, host Saint Joseph’s scored the final six points of the contest, including the game-winner with 14 seconds to play. Senior Alexis Lawrence connected on five three-pointers to finish with 15 points and also recorded her 200th career three-pointer, becoming just the second player in program history to do so. Senior Kelly McGovern dished out a season-high nine assists, moving her career total to 300, which ranks seventh all-time in program history. The Tritons (11-10, 7-6) will host Southern Indiana on Thursday and Bellarmine on Saturday. UMSL will close out the regular season by playing four of five games at home.
UMSL went 1-1 on last weekend’s road trip to close out a four-game road swing. The Tritons suffered an 87-71 loss at No. 9 ranked Indianapolis last Thursday after the Greyhounds outscored UMSL, 29-8, over the final eight minutes, including a stretch of 16 straight points. Junior Kevin Swanson scored a team-high 16 points off the bench, while also blocking three shots. The Tritons bounced back for a 66-62 win at Saint Joseph’s on Saturday. Seniors Aareon Smith (18) and Tylor Wimbish (17) combined for 37 points. The Tritons (16-7, 8-5 Great Lakes Valley Conference) begins a three-game homestand on Thursday hosting Southern Indiana. The Tritons, who will play four of their five final regular season games at home, will also host No. 5 ranked Bellarmine on Saturday.
The No. 13 ranked Tritons opened the 2015 season with a 5-1 record at the NFCA Division II Lead Off Classic in Tucson, Ariz., and won the Gold Bracket consolation. Senior Brianna Butler batted .500, recording 10 hits, including three home runs and three doubles, while sophomore Alex Stupek finished with eight hits, six RBIs and seven runs. As a team, UMSL tallied 10 homeruns in the six games. Senior Brittni Chapman went 3-0 in the circle with a save, boasting a 1.68 ERA. The Tritons are back in action this weekend in Bentonville, Ark., at the Arkansas-Monticello 8-State Classic.
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