Warrior Women Upset Mustangs; Men Defeated by 25

The Midland Warrior women’s and men’s basketball teams were on the road last night, at Morningside College, in GPAC action.

In the women’s game, Midland pulled off the upset, downing the seventh-ranked Mustangs, 78-73.  Lexis Haase led the Warriors with 19 points.  Amanda Hansen scored 18, while Katy Gathje added 15.  Morningside was led by Sophia Peppers with 23 points, before fouling out.  Sierra Mitchell and Taylor Rodenburgh added 14.  Morningside fell to 19-7 and 13-5 in the GPAC, while Midland improved to 9-16 and 5-12.

In the men’s game, the number-one ranked Mustangs pulled away from Midland after a nine-point halftime lead, on the way to a 102-77, decision.  Morningside was led by Trey Brown, who came off the bench to score 32 points.  Zach Imig added 13 and Alex Borchers had 11.  Midland was led by Laurence Merritt with 23 points.  Emanuel Bryson and Jake Rueschoff scored 16 and Samuel Mailloux had 11.  Morningside is 24-1 and 16-1 in the league.  Both Mustang teams play at Dakota Wesleyan, Saturday.  The Warrior men and 7-15 and 3-12 in the GPAC.  The Warrior women and men head back to Sioux City to play at Briar Cliff, on Saturday.