UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

by | Feb 3, 2020

Shane Wissink helped the 15th-ranked men's basketball team continue its season-long roll with 20 points in win over McKendree as the Tritons improved to 20-2.
Shane Wissink

Shane Wissink hit five 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 20 points Saturday in a win over McKendree that gave the Tritons 20 wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history.

Men’s Basketball
The 15th-ranked Tritons have won 20 games in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history after knocking off Southern Indiana (73-68) and McKendree (77-68) last week. UMSL also remain undefeated at home, improving to 12-0. Junior Jose Grubbs averaged 18.5 points and four rebounds while junior Shane Wissink added 15.5 points per game, including a career-high 20 in the victory over McKendree. The Tritons (20-2, 11-1) play their next four games on the road, beginning Thursday and Saturday at Quincy and Truman State, respectively.

Women’s Basketball
UMSL extended its win streak to a season-high three games, earning home victories over Southern Indiana (72-64) and McKendree (77-53) last weekend. Sophomore Kiara Stewart averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds, while making 11 of 15 field goals, and junior Alex LaPorta averaged 13 points and 14.5 rebounds. The Tritons (10-11, 5-7 GLVC) travel to Quincy on Thursday and Truman State on Saturday as they begin a four-game road trip.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming
Both Tritons teams swam against Saint Louis University Saturday in their final tune-ups before the GLVC Championships in two weeks. The NCAA Division I Billikens defeated the men (116.50-97.50) and the women (141-65). UMSL’s men’s team, ranked 20th in NCAA Division II, won seven events, including the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle by freshman Jon Osa and the 500 and 1000 freestyle by junior Keven StahlThe 2020 GLVC Championships will be held February 12-15 in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Mary Ann Mitchell

Mary Ann Mitchell

Eye on UMSL: Walk about

Oluchi Onyegbula, a psychology major and co-president of the Able-Disable Partnership, leads an accessibility walk Thursday on the UMSL campus.