UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

Shawnta Johnson shoots a free throw against Missouri S&T in front of a big crowd

Shawnta Johnson, center, sinks the second of her two free throws with a big crowd looking on in the final minute of a 64-51 homecoming week win over Missouri S&T.

Women’s Basketball
UMSL extended its win streak to five games on Thursday night with a 64-51 homecoming week win over Missouri S&T that saw the Tritons dominate the second half, outscoring the Miners 35-17. But they couldn’t keep the momentum going in a 64-53 home loss to No. 9 Drury on Saturday. Junior Jordan Fletcher averaged 18 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks while shooting 65.4 percent in the two Great Lakes Valley Conference games. UMSL (14-11, 9-8 GLVC) closes out the regular season on Thursday when it plays host to Maryville at 5:30 p.m. The Tritons then open GLVC Tournament play on Sunday at a time and location yet to be determined.

Men’s Basketball
The Tritons lost a pair of games by a combined five points last weekend. UMSL saw Missouri S&T erase a 17-point deficit on Thursday en route to a 69-66 win, and Drury fended off UMSL 81-79 in overtime on Saturday. The Tritons led by eight points with 45 seconds to play in that contest, but the Panthers came back and forced the extra frame with a banked in 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in regulation. Junior Steven Davis averaged 15 points in the two games while senior Hunter Reine added 10.5 points and 15.0 rebounds. UMSL (10-17, 4-13 GLVC) will wrap up the regular season on Thursday, playing host to Maryville at 7:30 p.m. A win would secure a GLVC Tournament bid for the Tritons.

UMSL went 5-1 at the Arkansas-Monticello 8-State Classic last weekend as it outscored its opponents 47-15. Senior Alex Stupek led the offense with 11 hits, including three home runs, and had seven RBIs and 11 runs scored. Sophomore Serena Olson added nine hits, including two home runs, two doubles and a triple, and eight RBIs. The Tritons (11-5) are idle until March 4-8 when they travel to Clermont, Florida, for the NTC Spring Games. They will play eight games as part of the event.

Men’s Tennis
UMSL won its spring opener on Sunday, defeating conference foe Bellarmine 6-3 in a nonleague contest. Senior Dario Vidaurre, junior Alberto Maza and freshman Milan Kovacs all went 2-0 on the day with a win in singles and doubles. UMSL improves to 2-0 in dual matches and will next play McKendree on March 4 at home.

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