Lady Blue Jays win two at Greenville College Classic

The Lady Blue Jays prevailed by a score of 65-60 to get the team’s first-ever win over Hendrix College on Saturday afternoon. Westminster was competing in the Greenville Classic, beating Hendrix (1-2) for the first time in 13 all-time meetings dating back to the 1993-1994 season.

The Lady Blue Jays (2-1) got its first win of the season on Friday night with a 90-72 victory over Rhodes College in its first game of the Greenville Classic. Westminster takes on Central College in Pella, Iowa at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Rhodes College............................71

Westminster basketball (M)........67

GREENVILLE, Ill.,—The Blue Jays could not break a spell of bad shooting in their season-opening loss to Rhodes on Friday night in the first game of the Greenville Classic. Westminster (0-1) shot 30 percent in the first half of play and went into halftime down 37-22.

The Blue Jays were led by senior forward Jake Vislay, who led the team with 24 points and six rebounds. Sophomore guard Skylar Tolson added 11 points of his own but Rhodes had the hot hand from three-point range going 11-of-20 for the game.

The Blue Jays took on Hendrix College Saturday in their final game of the Greenville Classic but statistics were not available at press time.

William Woods basketball (M)...70

Culver-Stockton...........................54

STOCKTON—The Owls got their first win of the season on Friday with a victory over the host team in the first game of the Culver-Stockton Classic. The win improved the Owls to 1-6 on the season.

Senior guard Dan Anderson led the Owls with 23 points on the day and junior forward Caleb Parry added 10 points of his own to go with nine rebounds.

The Owls finished up play at the Culver-Stockton Classic against Rogers State University on Saturday afternoon though scores and statistics were not available.

William Woods golf teams in recognized preseason coaches polls

The Owls women’s golf team will start the season as the No. 7 ranked NAIA team in the country according a preseason top 25 coaches poll released on Friday. In its fall slate of tournaments, the Owls won three tournaments and finished second once and third at the NAIA Preview tournament last month. The men’s team, meanwhile, received 52 votes on their preseason coaches poll after a strong team performance during the fall. The Owls won three team titles, had a fourth place finish and placed 11th at the NAIA preview in October. Senior Austen Waibel won the WWU Fall Invitational, shooting a school-record 11 under par.

SCMS boys basketball (7)............28

Harrisburg...................................26

ASHLAND—The Bulldogs beat Harrisburg in the third place game of the Southern Boone Tournament on Thursday. Logan Taylor led the team with eight points and Brandon Ward added seven.

South Callaway (3-5) hosts Columbia Catholic on Monday.

SCMS boys basketball (8)............42

Southern Boone..........................31

ASHLAND—The Bulldogs downed host Southern Boone in the third place game of the Southern Boone Tournament on Friday. Cory Hangar, Troy Hentges and Trevor Miller each scored eight points to lead the team.

The Bulldogs (6-2) take on Hallsville at home on Nov. 30.

FMS girls basketball.....................30

Mexico.........................................21

The Hornets opened the season with a nine-point win over the rival Mexico Bulldogs on Saturday. Sloane Totta led the team with 13 points, five rebounds and six steals. Nashayla had a team-high 10 rebounds to go with eight points. They’ll next play Hannibal in a home game on Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

Mexico........................................ 45

FMS boys 8th grade basketball...39

The Hornets dropped to 0-1 with a loss to the rival Mexico Bulldogs on Saturday. Forward Sam Christenson led all scores with 20 points and 15 rebounds and guard Ricky Dawson had six points and six rebounds. They’ll play Hannibal on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

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