LU hosts Mo. Southern

The Lincoln men’s and women’s basketball teams will look to end the 2013-14 campaign on a high note when the Blue Tigers host Missouri Southern in the season finale.

The Lincoln women (5-20, 2-16) will square off against Missouri Southern (17-7, 11-6) at 1:30 p.m. while the Blue Tiger men (3-23, 1-17) will face the Lions (19-5, 13-4) at 3:30 p.m. in a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association matchup today at Jason Gym.

The Lincoln women are coming off a 63-56 loss to Lindenwood last week, while Missouri Southern is coming off a 71-61 win against Lindenwood on Thursday.

The Lions, who claimed a 86-62 win against the Blue Tigers on Jan. 18, have secured a top-four spot in the MIAA standings to earn a first-round bye in the league tournament next week.

Dominique Mosley leads four players in double figures with 15.4 points per game. Sharese Jones (13.8 ppg), Shonte Clay (11.3 ppg) and Nicole Hartzog (10.7) round out the top scorers for Missouri Southern, which is No. 5 in the MIAA in scoring offense (72.7 ppg).

Jennifer Rosado continues to pace Lincoln’s offense. The junior guard is averaging 13.4 points per game and has reached double figures 18 times in 24 games this season.

Hunter Yoakum averages 10.6 ppg, while Angela Randall chips in with 9.4 ppg. Randall also leads the Blue Tigers in rebounding (6.0), assists (2.7) and steals (1.9).

The Missouri Southern men also recently secured a top-four spot in the MIAA standings to earn a first-round bye in the league tournament.

The Lions are one of the hottest teams in the MIAA, coming off a 90-74 victory against Lindenwood on Thursday to extend their winning streak to five.

Marquis Addison leads four Missouri Southern players in double figures with 16.7 points per game. Jordan Talbert (11.9 ppg), Cameron Cornelius (11.8 ppg) and Slim Magee (11.8 ppg) help pace the Lions, who are ranked first in scoring offense (84.7) among MIAA teams.

Lincoln on the other hand, is trying to snap a five-game skid after suffering a 82-75 loss to Lindenwood last week.

Mike Smith leads the Blue Tigers with 16 points per game, while Joshua Buie is next with 15.4

Smith, who started the year with five straight games with 15 points or more, has reached double figures in all but five contests this season. Buie is Lincoln’s leader in assists (3.2) and steals (1.8), while Smith leads the Blue Tigers with 4.5 rebounds per game.

Lincoln will honor seniors Mario Bass, Charles Cole, James Edmond Jr. and Quiessence Price following the women’s game.


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