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Morningside Men beat Hastings on road; Women upset

Morningside Men beat Hastings on road; Women upset

HASTINGS, NEB – Morningside’s men’s basketball team wrapped up a stretch of four road games with a resounding win over the Hastings College Broncos, 104-73. The Mustangs advanced to 9-0 on the season with its 16th straight regular season victory in a streak that stretches back February 3, 2018, the last time these two teams met.

Morningside never trailed in the contest, jumping out to an early lead thanks to a Brody Egger (SR/Urbandale, IA) three-pointer, followed by one for Alex Borchers (JR/South Sioux City, NE ). The lead was whittled down to as few as two in the contest, and stretched out to 36 with just over a minute remaining to play.

The Mustangs were led on the floor by guard Alex Borchers, who came up with 23 points, helped by four baskets from three-point land. He was followed by Zach Imig (SO/Gretna, NE ) and Tyler Borchers (JR/Le Mars, IA ) with 17 each, and Egger with 13. Morningside’s bench kicked in to the tune of 30 points.

Tyler Borchers’ 17 points pushed him over the 1,000 point mark for his Morningside career and into the Mustangs’ top 30 scorers with 1,013 points. Egger moved up to number 10 on the same list.

Morningside was perfect from the charity stripe, going eight-for-eight, and was 41 of 68 from the field. The visitors had 39 rebounds in the contest and eight steals.

The Mustangs look to continue their winning ways when they return to Rosen-Verdoorn Sports Center on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 8:00 p.m.

HASTINGS, NEB. – The Hastings College Broncos turned up the pressure on defense on their way to upsetting eighth ranked Morningside College in GPAC basketball action on Sat. Dec. 1. The No. 12 Broncos had 13 steals and 5 blocked shots on their way to a 72-61 victory over the Mustangs in Lynn Farrell Arena.

The Mustangs outscored Hastings 25-21 in the first half of play before the Broncos clamped down. Hastings wouldn’t trail beyond the six-minute mark in the third quarter.

Morningside was led in scoring by Sydney Hupp (JR/O’Neill, NE), with a 17 point effort. She was followed by Skyler Snider (JR/Kearney, NE) with 12 and Alexandra Gill (SR/Omaha, NE) off the bench with 8. The visitors’ bench turned in 17 points in the contest.

Gill led the Mustangs with a game-leading 7 rebounds. Six of which came on the defensive side of the ball. Sierra Mitchell (SO/Pleasant Hill, IA), Hupp, and Snider each pulled down six rebounds in the contest. Morningside out-rebounded Hastings 39-35.

The Mustangs return home to take on Midland University, in the first of three home games prior to winter break, on Dec. 5 at 6:00 p.m. in Rosen-Verdoorn Sports Center.

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