UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

by | Dec 11, 2017

The Tritons men's basketball team knocked off previously unbeaten William Jewell – then ranked 20th nationally – during a 2-0 week at home.
Steven Davis

Senior guard Steven Davis fires a 3-pointer in last Thursday’s victory over previously unbeaten William Jewell, at the time ranked 20th nationally. Davis finished with 10 points in the win.

Women’s Basketball
UMSL picked up its first Great Lakes Valley Conference win of the season with a 57-50 win over William Jewell on Thursday. The Tritons saw the visiting Cardinals rally back from a 17-point deficit, but a pair of free throws from senior Sammie Sproul with two minutes remaining and a 3-pointer from junior Arielle Jackson helped UMSL hold on for the victory. Senior Shawnta Johnson led UMSL with 15 points, five rebounds and three assists. UMSL (4-3, 1-2 GLVC) is idle for final exams until Saturday when it travels to Culver-Stockton.

Men’s Basketball
The Tritons went 2-0 at home last week, including a thrilling 77-74 win over then-No. 20 and previously unbeaten William Jewell on Thursday. Back-to-back 3-pointers from freshman Anthony Hughes and junior Davious Webster swung the lead back in UMSL’s favor after William Jewell took a 64-61 lead with 8:13 to play. The Cardinals drew as close as one point five different times, including twice in the final 23 seconds. But junior Johnathan Matthews made all four of his free-throw attempts in the final 11 seconds – including two with 0.9 seconds on the clock – to help seal the game. The Tritons also secured a 110-44 win over Central Christian on Saturday. Senior Elijah Watson averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and five assists per game in the two victories. UMSL (5-3, 2-1 GLVC) is idle for final exams until next Monday and Tuesday, when it plays two games in the Maryville Classic.

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Mary Ann Mitchell

Mary Ann Mitchell