No. 14 Missouri Southern snags win
Adams has 24 points, seven rebounds, three blocks for Lions
HAYS, Kan. -- No. 14 Missouri Southern State picked up a big road win on Monday taking out No. 8 Fort Hays State 82-71.
Southern (13-3, 6-3 MIAA) was led in scoring by Jason Adams who poured in 24 points on 10-19 shooting while adding seven rebounds. Keane Thomann scored 22 points and had nine rebounds, while Christian Salecich scored seven points and added a career-high 10 assists.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 14 Mo. Southern 82, No. 8 Fort Hays State 71|
|No. 13 Alabama-Huntsville 92, Oakland City 64|
|Winston Salem State 70, No. 15 Bowie State 69|
|No. 24 Benedict 75, Kentucky State 70|
Hays (10-5, 4-4 MIAA) was led in scoring with 13 points from Markus Yarborough off the bench, while Tyrone Phillips and Kendrick Morse both scored 12.
The Lions scored the first six points in the game and led by eight (12-4) after a layup from Adams with 13:14 left in the first half. Hays got to within four (18-14) after a pair of free throws from Karron McKenzie with just under 10 minutes left in the half.
The Lions went on a 13-0 run and led 31-14 after a jumper from Marquis Addison with with six minutes left. The Tigers got to within five, but a 3-pointer from Salecich with four seconds left on the clock gave Southern an eight- point lead going into the break.
The Lions opened up a 16-point lead with 14 minutes left in the game after a layup from Stephen Atkinson made the score 55-39. The lead was 21 after a jumper from Addison made the score 71-50 with just over seven minutes to play. A pair of free-throws from Morse cut the lead to 11, but that would be as close as the Tigers would get.
Southern shot 54 percent from the field, 42 percent from long range and 77 percent from the free-throw line. They forced 17 Fort Hays turnovers and scored 26 points off of the mistakes. The Lions had 21 assists on 32 made baskets and had seven blocks on the night, including three from Adams.