Herald-Whig

College basketball roundup: Wildcats win gives Burgin 100th victory

Posted: Jan. 16, 2020 12:30 am

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team won 71-55 over Mount Mercy in Heart of America Athletic Conferene play to hand coach Janette Burgin her 100th career victory Wednesday night.

Burgin became the third Wildcats coach to reach the milestone, joining Kathy Turpin (200 wins) and Carrie Lynn Mahon (119 wins).

The Wildcats (11-7, 7-5 Heart) picked up the historic victory despite a rough shooting night. C-SC finished with just 14 field goals, a season low, and shot 30 percent from the floor.

C-SC made up for the poor shooting with free throws and defense, however. The Wildcats forced a season-high 34 turnovers and got to the line 29 times, finishing 22 for 29 from the charity stripe.

Ryan Dooley led the Wildcats with 19 points while Taylor Green added 13 points and seven rebounds. Jada Summers and Payton Curley also reached double figures, with Summers going for 12 points and Curley putting in 10.

Sarah Moffett was the leading scorer for Mount Mercy with 17 points.

The victory was the third straight for C-SC and its sixth win in the last seven games.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

CS-C extends road slump

The Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team extended its road slump to eight straight losses as it fell to Mount Mercy 97-64 Wednesday night in Heart of America Athletic Conference play.

The 97 points allowed was a new season high given up by the Wildcats (3-13, 2-10 Heart).

Freshman Michael Johnson led with a career-high 19 points off the bench for the Wildcats and Mason Vires added 15.

The Mustangs (9-8, 4-7 Heart) hit 17 3-pointers. Dennis McKinney finished with 26 points for Mount Mercy.