By THE HERALD-WHIG
A solid defensive effort from the Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team resulted in the Wildcats' 85-77 road victory Saturday in Peru, Neb.
C-SC shot 47 percent from the field, while limiting the Bobcats to 28 percent shooting in the first half.
The Wildcats are 9-2 overall and off to a 3-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference for the first team since 2000-01.
Marshawn Norris led C-SC with 22 points and James Johnson added 19 points off the bench. Austin Keaton and C.J. Adams chipped in 17 and 11 points, respectively.
Norris also recorded five assists and three steals. Mario Gulley grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.
John Wood 88, Black Hawk Moline 56: The Blazers took a 49-18 lead into halftime and cruised to a victory at home.
T.J. Tisdell led JWCC (9-3) with 13 points and six rebounds. The Blazers grabbed a season-high 24 offensive rebounds.
Hannibal-LaGrange 64, Iowa Wesleyan 54: Arii Meuel scored 18 points to lift the Trojans (3-8) to a victory in Hannibal, Mo.
Jurgen Lico and Alistair McCann added nine points apiece for HLGU.
HLGU entered halftime with a 29-26 lead and led by as many as 11 points in the second half.
The Tigers cut the lead to four with 1:31 remaining, but Jomal Green and Tony Ardison hit free throws to seal the win for HLGU.
Peru State 72, Culver-Stockton 68: Thirty-three turnovers plagued the Wildcats (4-6, 0-3 Heart of America Athletic Conference) during their fourth straight game loss. C-SC's turnovers resulted in 33 points for Peru State.
The Wildcats tied the game at 65 on a layup by Mimi Reaves with 1 minute, 46 seconds left in the game.
Peru State answered with a 3-pointer by Aduago Osuala and made four free throws in the final 47 seconds to seal the win.
Reaves scored a career-high 33 points for C-SC, with 19 coming in the second half. She was 12 of 23 from the field and 7 of 8 from the free throw line.