Senior guard Katie Scherder scored 22 points and grabbed a school-record 25 rebounds in the William Woods University Lady Owls' 71-64 American Midwest Conference triumph over Park University on Saturday at Anderson Arena.
William Woods (16-7, 9-6 AMC) - winners of three in a row - broke a 26-all halftime tie by outscoring Park 45-38 in the second half.
The Lady Owls shot just 36 percent as a team (16-of-44) and prevailed despite committing 26 turnovers. Senior guard Andraquay Quinnine added 17 points on 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point range and junior guard Blake French totaled 16 points.
ST. LOUIS - Senior guard Leigh Ann Lutz and sophomore point guard Mackenzie Haddox shared game scoring honors with 24 points apiece to lead the Lady Blue Jays to a SLIAC win over the Lady Griffins on Saturday afternoon.
Lutz finished 8-of-15 from the floor - including 5-of-11 from 3-point range - while Haddox was 7-of-19 from the field and 3-of-4 from behind the arc. Westminster shot 45 percent both overall (29-of-64) and from 3-point range (10-of-22).
The Lady Blue Jays (10-10, 8-6 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) erased an early seven-point deficit and went on top 25-24 on a Haddox jumper with 7 minutes, 48 seconds left in the first half. A Lutz 3 with :07 to go sent Westminster into halftime with a double-digit lead at 45-35.
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ST. LOUIS - Senior forward Seth Thomas missed the potential game-winning shot as time expired in the Owls' overtime loss to the Hornets in American Midwest Conference play Thursday night.
William Woods University led 45-34 at halftime and was up by as many as 13 points in the second half, but a 13-0 run by Harris-Stowe State University over a stretch of 5 minutes, 8 seconds tied the game at 54-all with 8:03 to go. The contest was tied six more times in regulation and the Hornets owned a 73-69 advantage with :23 remaining.
Senior guard Jonathon Nutt hit 1-of-2 free throws to bring the Owls within three points and a Thomas 3-pointer with :08 to play evened the game at 73-all and forced overtime.
Indoor track and field
Zink, Sanders qualify for NAIA
nationals at Missouri Invitational
COLUMBIA - Juniors Nick Zink and Lee Anna Sanders both qualified for the NAIA indoor national championships with their performances at the Missouri Invitational on Friday afternoon.
Zink will make his second career appearance in national competition after winning the men's 400 meters in 49.81 seconds. Zink cleared the NAIA National "B' standard by .09 seconds to earn his first trip to the national meet as an individual. He was a member of the Owls' 1,600 relay at the 2013 NAIA outdoor championships
Sanders - who qualified for the 2013 national championships as part of the William Woods University women's cross country team - earned a track and field national berth for the first time by clocking a first-place time of 18:31.33 in the women's 5,000. The mark was a personal best for Sanders, the second-fastest time in William Woods history and surpassed the NAIA National "B' standard by 4.33 seconds.
Five Westminster runners
set school marks at MU Invite
COLUMBIA - Westminster College runners set five school records on Friday afternoon at the Missouri Invitational.
Senior Sarah Koestner bested her previous record in the women's 1,000 meters by 4 seconds as she clocked a time of 3 minutes, 15.01 seconds to finish in third place. Sophomore Brier Skogsberg earned sixth place in the event in 3:23.16.
Junior Amanda Kilgore set a school record in the women's long jump with a leap of 4.47 meters and finished the women's 60 in :08.89. Junior Tanisha Terrell bested Kilgore in :08.67.