By THE HERALD-WHIG
Kati Davis and Shelsey Stanley led a balanced attack from the Culver-Stockton women's basketball team with 11 points apiece, as the Lady Wildcats recorded their third straight win by beating Evangel 55-53 on Saturday in Canton, Mo.
C-SC (8-9, 3-4 HAAC) was in a nail-biter from the opening tipoff, holding just a one-point lead at the half.
The lead wouldn't grow much from that point, but dominating the game on the glass enabled the Wildcats to hold on for a three point win. Davis collected 15 boards. Mimi Reaves added nine points and six rebounds for C-SC.
The Lady Pirates sank 7 of 8 free throw attempts during a stretch of 1:37 late in the game to hold off the Lady Blazers in a non-conference game at the Student Activity Center.
JWCC trailed 27-26 at halftime before there were four lead changes during the opening 3:14 of the second half. With the Lady Blazers trailing 38-30, Cheyenne Hedrington came off the bench to score nine straight points to help JWCC (9-7) take a 39-38 lead with 11:45 left in the game.
Hedrington finished with a team-high 16 points, while Dakota Flesner added 10.
Despite a 16-point effort from Ashleigh Spencer, the Lady Trojans lost an American Midwest Conference decision. Trenee Thornton chipped in 14 points from HLGU (9-6, 2-2).
Quincy University picked up its first win, holding on for a five-set victory over King College in the King Tournament in Bristol, Tenn. QU won 23-25, 29-27, 25-15, 21-25, 15-7.
Freshman Jack Gamache led the Hawks (1-2) with 18 kills while hitting at a .256 clip. Ian Lawson and Steven Battaglia added 16 kills apiece for QU. The Hawks host their home opener against Missouri Baptist at 7 p.m. Tuesday.