By Miranda Christian–
Women triumph 94-65, Worden reaches 1,000 points
The Morningside Mustangs swept the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves this past Saturday.
The final score of the women’s game was 94-65. This was the Mustangs’ last regular season game along with senior night for Tanaeya Worden and Emily Christen.
The biggest moment of the game was when Worden hit 22 points and she became the 20th woman in Morningside history to score 1,000 points. She scored her final points with a pair of free throws with only 2:43 left in the game.
Three other Mustang players reached double figures. Christen had 18 points and dominated the forward position with 18 points. Chelsie Trask had 12 points and Bobbi McManaman hit double figures three games in a row with 11 points.
The Mustangs’ win put their GPAC record at 15-3 bumping them up to second in the conference behind Northwestern. They will host the second round of the GPAC tournament on Thursday , February 24 at 7pm.
Men burdened with injures, defeat Nebraska Wesleyan 78-64
The men’s basketball team guaranteed a 6th place finish in the GPAC after they beat Nebraska Wesleyan 78-64. It was also senior night for the men as Mitchell Shultze, Ryan Gass, and Sergej Baskow were honored.
The Mustangs were missing some key players on Saturday, Kevin Zoz and Tyler Johnson were both out with injuries, but that didn’t stop the men from dominating.
Cory Gaston came off the bench with a career high 22 points shattering his previous high of 14. Gaston was also 10 for 12 at the free throw line.
Bryan Borchers reached double figures with 16 points, along with Danny Rudeen with 13. Rudeen, a freshman from Sioux City, has scored double figures three games in a row now.
Borchers also had 8 rebounds and Trent Miller had six assists and three steals.
The men’s basketball team will be playing Tuesday against Hastings College in the first round of the GPAC tournament.