UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

by | Jan 10, 2022

The women's basketball team returned to the court after a three-week hiatus and blew out Missouri S&T to win its eighth straight game.
Shania Liburd dribbles past a Missouri S&T defender

Junior guard Shania Liburd (at left) and the UMSL women’s basketball team ran past Missouri S&T 74-39 on Saturday in their first game in three weeks.

Women’s Basketball
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.

Men’s Basketball
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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Triton Leaders Allison Lendman, Ashley Schauwecker and Cole McWilliams take a seat in the newly wrapped, UMSL-branded red golf cart outside the Millennium Student Center.