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Lady Blue Jays run win streak to 15 games

The Lady Blue Jays closed out their regular-season home schedule with ease on Saturday with an 85-57 win over St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference-foe Eureka. The win was the 15th in a row for Westminster, which has already wrapped up the regular season conference championship and the No. 1 seed in the SLIAC post-season tournament.

The Lady Blue Jays (18-5, 15-0 SLIAC) played fourteen players, getting points from 12 in the game against Eureka. Sophomore forward Hannah Kloster scored a team-high 18 points off the bench for Westminster with senior guard Sarah Kirchoff chipping in 11 points in her last home game as a Lady Blue Jay.

Westminster will look to finish the SLIAC season undefeated in tonight’s with regular season finale at Principia starting at 6 p.m. Westminster hosts the SLIAC Tournament starting Thursday night. They’ll take on No. 4 seeded Greenville at 8 p.m. with No. 2 Fontbonne playing No. 3 Webster at 6 p.m.

William Woods basketball (W).......................70

Stephens College.............................................37

The No. 22 ranked Lady Owls made easy work of Stephens College in Saturday’s American Midwest Conference home game against the rival Stephens Stars at Anderson Arena. Every William Woods player scored a point as they improved to 26-2 overall and 13-1 in the AMC on the season.

Junior guard Sharron Andrews was the only Lady Owls scorer in double figures with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field. Freshman guard Katie Scherder scored six points and pulled down six rebounds on the day and helped the Lady Owls hold Stephens (3-22, 0-13 AMC) to 29.5 percent from the field.

William Woods returns to the court on Thursday for Senior Night. They’ll take on Missouri Baptist University starting at 5:30 p.m.

Westminster basketball (M)............................91

Eureka..............................................................66

The Blue Jays won their fifth straight game in knocking off Eureka in SLIAC action on Saturday at Westminster Gymnasium. The win kept Westminster in a three-way tie with Webster University and Spalding University for first place in the conference.

The Blue Jays got points from 13 different players, led by 23 points from senior forward Jake Vislay. Fellow senior front court player Justin Gilmore was the only other Westminster player in double figures with 10 points and five rebounds. As a team, the Blue Jays shot a blistering 61 percent from the field.

Westminster plays at Principia in the regular-season finale tonight at 8 p.m. They’ll either host the SLIAC conference tournament or begin play in the tournament starting Friday evening.

Owls baseball team sweeps Ashford University in home doubleheader on Saturday

William Woods outscored Ashford 13-6 in two games at Owls Field on Sunday afternoon. The win upped the Owls to 3-5 so far on the season.

The Owls took the opening game by a score of 7-1 in seven innings. William Woods outhit Ashford 9-5, with five of them leading to four runs in the sixth inning. Junior first baseman Derek McCawley and senior third baseman Adam Wojciehowski during the frame.

In the second game, Wojciehowski broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning with a single to the pitchers mound that scored center fielder Jacob Harrison. The Owls host Evangel University in a double header starting today at noon.

William Woods softball team splits opening day doubleheader at home over the weekend

CONWAY, Ark., — The Owls won the first and dropped the second of two games to open their season on Saturday at Hendrix College. Freshman Mackenzie Bowen got a complete game victory in the 4-1 opening game win. She allowed one run on four hits and struck out 12 batters.

Freshman shortstop Lindsey LeCuru went 3-for-4 from the plate with a double while knocking in and scoring two runs. Senior first baseman Courtney Wilkinson also drove in two runs in the win.

Hendrix plated seven first inning runs in the second game, an 8-4 William Woods loss. Senior pitcher Courtney Vincent was credited with the loss, allowing seven earned runs on six hits. Senior outfielder Morgan Parkhurst hit a home run and LeCuru added a solo homer as well.

The Owls host Central Methodist today at 1 p.m.

William Woods track teams both finish high at AMC Indoor Track and Field Championships

COLUMBIA — The William Woods men’s and women’s track teams finished second and third respectively at the AMC Indoor Track Championships on Saturday. Competitions took place on the campus of the University of Missouri.

The men’s team won seven of the 15 events on the day, including two event wins for Sophomore Anthony Stockton. Stockton took top honors in the shot put (44’0 3/4”) and the weight throw (57’4 3/4”). Sophomore Ryan Meyer won the 5000 meter run in a time of 15:15.53 to best five other competitors.

In the 1600 meter relay, freshman Tanner Edwards, sophomore Cal Hawkins, freshman Jordan Fleming and sophomore Terrell Shannon finished third in the conference title race. The quartet finished in a school-record time of 3:39.68.

The women’s team won four of the 16 events on their side of things. Freshman Whitney Burton won the high jump with a leap of 5’3 1/4” while sophomore Jenna Brown won the weight throw with a heave of 38’0 3/4. Junior Cheryl Held won the 5000 meter run in a time of 19:52.35.

In the 3200 meter relay, sophomores Stephanie Candrl and Amy Gangloff, junior Jordan Locke and Richelle Perkins won the conference title in a time of 10:52.52.

Both team's compete in the NAIA Indoor Nationals starting March 3.

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