Miners and Lady Miners fall in tough GLVC road trip
The Missouri S&T women faced a tough Lindenwood squad as they fell to the Lady Lions 73-60.
The Lady Miners fell to 5-4 on the season and 1-1 in the Great Lake Valley Conference.
S&T was outscored in the first period 16-11 and both teams scored 18 points in the second as Lindenwood went into halftime with a 34-29 lead. The Lady Miners were shooting 40 percent in the first half of the game.
The Lady Lions edged out the Lady Miners in the third quarter, maintaining a 51-44 advantage. The Lady Lions again outran S&T with their 22-16 effort in the final frame. S&T improved to shooting 50 percent in the final quarter, but it was not enough.
As a team, the Lady Miners shot 42 percent in the contest. Missouri S&T was led in scoring by Alex Kerr with 15 points. Mykala Baylor added 13 points, Laura Rodriguez scored nine and Maddie Raley added eight more. Baylor led the team with eight rebounds to lead S&T. Raley added four assists in the effort.
The Lady Lions were led in scoring by Devin Fuhring with 21 points. Lindsay Medlen added 16 points, Julia Ruzevich scored 12 points and Kate Ruzevich topped out the double figures with 10 points, respectively.
The Lady Miners next game will be in the St. Louis area once again as Missouri S&T faces the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Missouri S&T fell to Lindenwood 73-78 in a close, but sour ending for the Miners.
The Miners kept the game tight as Lindenwood took a 36-32 lead going into halftime. S&T was just 38 percent from the field in the first half of the contest while Lindenwood shot 54 percent.
CJ Hedgepeth led the Miners with nine points and Dulan Scott and Chima Oduocha both added five points each for the Miners. TJ Crockett led the Lions with 11 points at the half.
S&T was narrowly outscored in the second half of the game by a 42-41 margin. S&T cut the game to 71-73 with just 1:03 left on the clock, but the Miner Men could not grab the lead. The Miners improved their shooting to 46 percent in the final half while Lindenwood remained at 54 percent.
The Miners were led in the half by Jordan Newt with 13 points. Mitch Fairless scored 11 points while Scott added 10 more.
The Miners were led in the game by Newt with 16 points, Scott added 15, Fairless had 13 and Hedgepeth turned in 12 points. There were four other Miners who combined for 17 points.
Missouri S&T fell to 3-5 overall and are 1-1 in GLVC action. The next game is Saturday against the University of Missouri at St. Louis at 3 p.m.