UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
The Tritons went 1-1 on their roadtrip last weekend, defeating Missouri S&T, 89-85, on Thursday before falling to Drury, 77-72, on Saturday. In the loss, UMSL rallied from a 22-point deficit and tied the game with 2:35 to play but couldn’t complete the comeback. Senior Brandon Marquardt averaged 19.5 points per game, finishing with seven three-pointers to move his season total to 81, three shy of tying the program’s single season record. UMSL (11-15, 5-12 GLVC) will close out the regular season at Maryville on Thursday night. A win would put them in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament with first-round games beginning on Sunday. If the Tritons lose at Maryville, their postseason fate would be dependent on how other teams around the league finish.
UMSL picked up a 72-48 win at Missouri S&T last Thursday, outscoring the hosts, 52-32, in the second half. The Tritons then took on No. 12-ranked Drury on Saturday, coming within six points of the Panthers twice in the fourth quarter, but suffered a 73-59 loss. Junior Shea O’Brien averaged 19 points per game, shooting 60.9 percent from the field, including 55.6 percent (5-of-9) from three-point range. She scored a career-best 22 points at Missouri S&T. The Tritons (10-14, 5-12 GLVC) will close out the regular season at Maryville on Thursday night with a possible GLVC Tournament berth on the line, depending on the outcome of several other games around the league.
UMSL improved to 3-0 on the young season by defeating McKendree, 8-1, on Saturday night. The Tritons swept all six singles matches en route to the victory. UMSL returns to the courts March 2-4 with three matches in Hilton Head, S.C.
The Tritons bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 7-0 setback to NCAA Division II Saint Louis last Thursday by sweeping McKendree, 9-0, on Saturday night. The Tritons allowed just six combined points in doubles and won five of the six singles matches in straight sets, including senior Renee Verboven, who won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4. UMSL (4-1) returns to the courts March 2-4 with three matches in Hilton Head, S.C.
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