Basketball sweeps Quincy at home
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were victorious Saturday against their counterparts from Quincy University at Pershing Arena.
The teams hosted Military Appreciation and Alumni Day, in which the women’s team won 65-46 and the men’s team set a season high for points scored in a conference game by winning 85-57.
With the victory, the women’s team improves to 19-4 overall on the season with a 10-3 record in GLVC play, remaining at third place in the 14-team conference. The men’s team is above .500 for the first time since a five-game losing streak in January. The team is now 12-11 overall and 7-6 in conference play and is tied with Rockhurst University for No. 7 in the GLVC standings.
Guard Brodric Thomas had a standout game for the men’s team, scoring 20 points and coming within one rebound or one assist of a double-double. Guard Sloane Totta led the women’s team in scoring with 15 points. Both teams continued to be consistent from the free-throw line. The men’s team made 23 of 26 foul shot opportunities and the women’s team converted on 9 of 11.
Baseball drops four to Harding
The Truman State University baseball team lost its first four games of the season in Searcy, Arkansas, against non-conference opponent Harding University. In the four-game set over the weekend, the Bulldogs only managed to score three runs and were shut out twice. Infielder Evan Kayser hit a solo home run in the second game.
The Bulldogs open at home March 1 and begin GLVC play March 9.
Truman distance runner Gemma Saathoff won first place and set a new personal record in the 3,000-meter race at the Mel Tjeerdsma Classic at Northwest Missouri State University with a time of 10:09.11, 19.5 seconds better than her previous personal best.
Three of the four Bulldog wrestlers competing in the Central College Last Chance Open in Pella, Iowa, this weekend placed in their weight classes, with Zach Taylor winning second in the 165-pound class.