The Mount Marty men’s basketball team shot 62 percent from the floor and upset Briar Cliff 110-96 in Sioux City last night. Chris King led the Lancers with 28 points and Colby Johnson added 23. The Mount Marty men’s victory snapped a 26-game losing streak against Briar Cliff, and it was the first Lancer conference win against a G-PAC team in northwest Iowa in nine years spanning 37 games. Mount Marty is 8 and 2 overall, while the nationally-ranked Chargers took their first loss this season.
Briar Cliff started fast and held off Mount Marty 79-72 in the women’s G-PAC game last night. Junior Karlee McKinney topped the Lancers with 16 points as their season record fell to 4 and 3 overall. Mount Marty will host Jamestown in a conference doubleheader Monday evening at the Cimpl Arena.
The G-PAC Volleyball all-conference teams were announced Wednesday. Mount Marty outside hitters junior Elizabeth Watchorn and freshman Gabby Ruth were each given Honorable Mention by the conference. Five G-PAC volleyball teams have qualified for the national tournament.
The unbeaten South Dakota women’s basketball team hosts the University of Missouri tonight at 7:00 in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Coyotes have won four consecutive games and are rated 28th in the nation, while the Tigers have a 1 and 3 season record. U-S-D is ranked number-one in the Women’s Basketball Mid-Major poll this week.