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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

No. 22 Mustangs bump off Ozarks

Five players scored in double digits as the 22nd-ranked Mount Mercy men’s basketball team downed College of the Ozarks, 95-77, Friday at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

The Mustangs (16-5) led 41-38 at halftime, but pulled away in the second half.

Chris Ford had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Mount Mercy, which made 32-of-34 free throws in the game.

Tre Wagner scored 18 points, including 14-of-15 free-throw shots, and dished out nine assists. Ben Struss scored 15 points, Alex Houston scored 11 and Mychael Brawner-Henley added 10.



Mustang women clip Ashford in OT

Makenzie Zeitler's 2 free throws with 17 seconds left in overtime proved to be the winning points as the Mount Mercy women's basketball team downed Ashford, 68-66, on Wednesday night at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Zeitler capped a perfect night at the stripe for the Mustangs. Mount Mercy (10-11) converted all 23 of its free throw attempts in winning for the fifth straight game.

Abby Herb led the Mustangs with 24 points. Zeitler ended up with 17 points and 17 rebounds.

Brittany Cross and Desiree Irizarry led Ashford with 18 points apiece.

ASHFORD (66): Martinez 4 0-0 11, Irizarry 6 1-2 18, Brantner 1 1-4 3, Griffin 1 0-0 3, Drain 1 0-0 2, Anthony 4 2-2 11. Lampe 0 0-0 0, Cross 9 0-2 18. Totals: 27 4-10 66.

MOUNT MERCY (68): Herb 9 4-4 24, Weiland 3 2-2 9, Sexton 0 0-0 0, Harmon 0 6-6 6, Zeitler 3 10-10 17, Lampe 3 0-0 7, Thompson 0 0-0 0, Dolan 2 1-1 5, Lehman 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 23-23 68.

Halftime: Mount Mercy 28, Ashford 24. End of Regulation: Mount Mercy 60, Ashford 60. 3-point goals: Ashford 8 (Martinez, Irizarry 5, Griffin, Anthony). Mount Mercy 5 (Herb 2, Weiland, Zeitler, Lampe)

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016 12:47

Zeitler sparks Mustang women to victory

Makenzie Zeitler collected a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds Saturday to help the Mount Mercy women's basketball team dump York, 65-41, in a women's basketball game at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Chelsey Lampe led the Mustangs with 13 points and Abby Herb netted 12 points in a balanced attack.

Mount Mercy built a commanding 42-12 lead at halftime and cruised to the 24-point victory. The Mustangs raised their record to 9-11 as they push to get over the .500 mark for the campaign.

Mackenzie Eller scored 11 points for York (5-8).

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 January 2016 00:41



Mustangs hold off York, 103-99

The Mount Mercy men's basketball team poured in 103 points Saturday afternoon and needed nearly all of them to escape the Hennessey Recreation Center with a victory.

The Mustangs trimmed York, 103-99, in a high-scoring affair that featured nine players scoring in double figures.

Ben Struss came off the bench to pop in four 3-pointers and 22 points to lead Mount Mercy (15-5). Antwain Strong pitched in 14 points, Kyle Lamaak had 12, Derik Gogg 11 and Chris Ford 10.

Ford stuffed the stat line with his 10 points, nine rebounds and six assists.



Mount Mercy women win 4x800 relay

DUBUQUE - The Mount Mercy women's track team captured the 4x800 relay at the Sol Butler Classic Saturday in Dubuque.

Melissa Armendariz, Jazmine Reynolds, Allison Scott and Kathryn Vander Poel won the race in 10 minutes, 5.23 seconds.

The Mount Mercy women got second-place showings from Bri'anna Branch in the 55 meter dash and the 4x200 relay.

Laura Bybee of Coe placed third in the pole vault.

Chris Hawkins of Coe finished second in the men's long jump and placed third in the 55 hurdles. Beau Freeborn finished second in the 600 for the  Kohawks and Ben Nelson was third in the 600.



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