Lions fall to CMSU, claim victory over SBU Bearcats

Junior Dacie Reutlinger and Freshman Brianna Volmer rejoice after a win.

Junior Dacie Reutlinger and Freshman Brianna Volmer rejoice after a win.

Noelle Ott

Playing against Central Missouri State University Jennies Jan. 12, the Lions were not able to come away with a win, losing 64-59.

“[It was] a disappointing lost,” said Maryann Mitts, head women’s basketball coach. “I was impressed with our effort and intensity level.”

During the second half of the game things had started to look up for the Lions as they went on a 21-8 run that extended just over 12 minutes. Erica Redman, junior guard, took advantage of the time and scored 11 points for Southern.

The score was tied when Aubrie Hallman, senior guard, went for a lay-up that landed the Lions at 58.

However, the Jennies would go on to take the victory.

Redman and Nicole Greninger, senior guard, were the big scorers for the game, as each scored 15 points apiece. Vonny Wilson, senior forward, had 12 points for the game.

Greninger finished with six rebounds for the game.

Southern faired better for the away game against the Lady Bearcats, winning the game 69-67.

Although Southwest Baptist University held the lead for the last part of the game, Dacie Reutlinger, junior forward, helped to defeat SBU with a lay-up when there was only seven-tenths of a second remaining.

“This time we saw our players make some big plays,” Mitts said.

Hallman would hold the high score for the game, coming away with having sunk 19 points for her team. Wilson would score 18 points while Reutlinger would finish with 17.

Mitts said she is excited about the progress the team has made in the month.

Reutlinger would end with nine rebounds, and Wilson would hold at six.

So far, Southern has come out with 11 victories and 4 losses, and the Lions are 3-3 in the MIAA.

The Lions played at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 against Emporia State University at home. They lost 80-71.

They will compete in a home game at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 against Washburn University.

“I’d like to encourage the students to come out to the game,” Mitts said. “We want them here.”