UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

by | Dec 3, 2018

The men's and women's basketball teams both split their first two conference games, with the men beating McKendree on Thursday and the women defeating Illinois Springfield on Saturday.
UMSL Tritons Weekly Rewind -- 12.03.18

Sophomore Alex LaPorta averaged 9.0 points and 12.5 rebounds as UMSL split two games to begin its conference season, losing to McKendree and beating Illinois Springfield. LaPorta grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds in the Tritons’ loss.

Women’s Basketball
UMSL bounced back from a 72-55 loss to McKendree last Thursday in the Great Lakes Valley Conference opener to record an 82-54 win over Illinois Springfield on Saturday, shooting a season-high 54.5 percent from the field. Sophomore Alex LaPorta averaged 9.0 points and 12.5 rebounds over the two games, pulling down a career-high 17 rebounds in the loss. Senior Arielle Jackson averaged a team-best 18.5 points. UMSL (4-4, 1-1 GLVC) hosts Christian Brothers on Friday before an exhibition game Sunday at NCAA Division I school University of Missouri–Kansas City.

Men’s Basketball
UMSL opened its conference schedule with a convincing 87-55 win over McKendree last Thursday, shooting a season-high 62.3 percent. Five players scored in double figures, led by junior Ronnie Carson’s 19 points, while redshirt junior Jason Towery added a career-high 17. The Tritons were unable to carry that momentum into Saturday, when a season-high 19 turnovers plagued them in an 83-73 loss to Illinois Springfield. Senior Johnathan Matthews scored 18 points in the loss. UMSL (7-2, 1-1 GLVC) steps back out of conference play this week, hosting Lindenwood-Belleville on Tuesday night and Hannibal-LaGrange on Friday.

Mary Ann Mitchell

Mary Ann Mitchell