Weekend sports wrap-up Feb. 5: Basketball mixed on road trip, wrestling falls

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Basketball sees mixed results on road trip

Truman State University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams beat Missouri University of Science and Technology Thursday night but fell to Drury University Saturday afternoon.

The women’s team put on a 22-point fourth quarter push to pull away from the Miners Thursday and walk away with a 74-65 victory. Center Katie Jaseckas scored 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds, and the Bulldogs continued their dominance from the free throw line, sinking 15 of 21 foul shots.

On Saturday in Springfield, the Bulldogs lost 72-66 to a powerful Panther team that remains undefeated and is ranked No. 1 in the nation for Div. II. The weekend leaves the Truman women with an 18-4 record overall and a 19-3 record in the GLVC, good for third in the 14-team conference.

The Truman men beat a struggling Miners team 70-65, leaving Missouri S&T still looking for their second GLVC win of the season while sinking to the bottom of the standings. On Saturday, the Bulldogs lost to Drury 65-59 in one of their lowest-scoring outings of the season.

Despite the low totals Saturday, forward Cade McKnight and guard Brodric Thomas continued to produce offensively, with McKnight scoring 34 points and Thomas scoring 31 between the two weekend games. The split road trip lands the Bulldogs in the middle of the GLVC standings at No. 7 with an 11-11 record overall and a 6-6 record in the GLVC.

Wrestling winless at GLVC Championships

The Bulldog wrestling team went 0-6 at the GLVC Championships in Indianapolis this weekend, falling to the six other teams at the seven-team round-robin event. Despite the Bulldogs’ team record, senior two-sport athlete Sam Reeves went 5-1 and made the second-team GLVC all-star team. The Bulldogs will host the University of Central Missouri and Graceland University at home this week.

Quick notes

The women’s tennis team swept Missouri Western State University 4-0 Friday in St. Joseph but was on the other side of a sweep Saturday when it fell to Newman University 4-0.

The men’s tennis team dropped its spring opener in a sweep by the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. USI won all the singles matches in straight sets.

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will play at home Saturday against GLVC rival Quincy University and will wear their black alternate uniforms as part of a “black out.”