UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
It’d been three weeks since UMSL took the court because of a holiday break and three consecutive cancellations because of COVID protocols impacting its scheduled opponents. But the Tritons certainly didn’t look rusty Saturday as they routed Missouri S&T 74-39 at the Mark Twain Athletic Center to win their eighth consecutive game. They held the Miners to only four points in the second quarter as they built a 44-16 halftime lead. Freshman guard Mallory Ronshausen led UMSL with 17 points, and senior center Kiara Stewart added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Coach Katie Vaughn‘s team improved to 8-1, including 4-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play, and is scheduled to play at Lewis on Thursday and at Illinois Springfield on Saturday.
The Tritons ran their winning streak to five games with a pair of double-digit victories over Maryville and Missouri S&T last week at the Mark Twain Athletic Center. Senior guard Yaakema Rose Jr. scored a season-high 26 points to lead the way in Tuesday’s 76-62 victory over the Saints. Senior forward Marty Jackson scored 17 in that victory and had a team-high 18 and eight rebounds to lead four players in double figures in Saturday’s 83-72 victory over the Miners. UMSL’s scheduled game against Rockhurst was canceled Thursday because of COVID protocols impacting the Hawks. The Tritons (10-2, 4-1 GLVC) will visit Lewis on Thursday and Illinois Springfield on Saturday.
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