Sports Digest November 6-7

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A strong final three quarters lifted the Culver-Stockton women’s basketball team to an 80-64 victory over Hannibal-LaGrange University Saturday afternoon at Charles Field House.

The Wildcats got off to a slow start and trailed the Trojans 13-9 after one quarter. However, C-SC outscored the visitors 25-19 in the second quarter to take a 34-32 lead at halftime

Another strong effort out of the locker room in the third quarter helped the Wildcats to a 56-41 edge leading to a comfortable fourth quarter advantage.

C-SC had a very balanced scoring attack with four players in double figures led by freshman Addison Newbon with 15 points. Brianna Aluya added 13 points off the bench, while Aaliyah Ortiz contributed 12 markers and Josie Landrum chipped in with 10 points.

Nya Taylor grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Wildcats in that category. Kaysie Newson registered a team-high four assists.

C-SC (2-0) is set to host Columbia College this Tuesday, Nov 9, at Charles Field House. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.

The Culver-Stockton men’s basketball team ended a successful opening week with a a 99-93 overtime victory over Trinity International on the final day of the Trinity International Classic Saturday afternoon in Deerfield, Ill.

The Wildcats, who won all four games to open the season this week, had two players score 20 or more points, and had two players record double-doubles in the victory.

Jalen Blaize led the offensive attack with a team-high 26 points while Alonzo Ortiz-Traylor registered 22 markers and eight rebounds in the contest.

Zac Rzewnicki and Quinton Wallace each recorded double-doubles for the Wildcats off the bench. Rezwnicki totaled 15 points and a game-high 16 rebounds, while Wallace had 11 points and 10 caroms.

The Wildcats also got 18 points and six assists from Javon Modester, giving C-SC five players in double figures.

C-SC (4-0) is scheduled to play at Lincoln Christian University this Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Lincoln, Ill. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.

Baker University advanced to the Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer semifinals after  advancing past the Culver-Stockton women’s soccer team 4-3 on penalty kicks Saturday night at Ellison Poulton Stadium.

The game was tied 3-3 after regulation and two overtime periods setting up the shootout final. The game will be recorded as a tie.

Each team was successful on its first three attempts before C-SC’s Sierra Schlemmer shot high and hit the cross bar, leaving an opening for the visitors.

Baker’s Kayley Peterson made her attempt to force a must make by freshman defender Savannah Stauffer. However Baker goalkeeper Taylor Evans denied Stauffer and sent her team to the semifinals against top-seeded Central Methodist Wednesday night in Fayette, Mo.

The Wildcats, who fall to 13-4-2 on the season, came out with a lot of energy and scored first when Jody Ellis sent a corner kick to the middle of the goalie box and Kirstin Jannin headed it past starting goalkeeper Gabby Elliott for a 1-0 lead just 10 minutes in.

C-SC made it 2-0 in the 25th minute when Ellis sent a long free kick toward the Baker goal and it found the upper left corner of the net for a two goal lead.

Baker cut the lead in half in the 31st minute, however, C-SC Montse Caparros netted her 10th goal of the season two minutes later to give the Wildcats their original two-goal lead back.

The visitors added a goal in the 38th minute to make the score 3-1 at halftime.

The score remained that way until the 81st minute when Baker’s Melissa Siegel was taken down in the penalty area. Her penalty kick tied the game and that set up the shootout scenario.

The Wildcats outshot Baker 22-11 in the game but Elliott and Evans were equal to the task with seven saves combined. C-SC Mackenzie Frizzell made four saves for her side.

Nature Boy Ric Flair boasts that to be the best you have to beat the best, and for the fourth straight year the Culver-Stockton football team fell short in its quest to upend perennial North Division champion Grand View University.

The Vikings kicked three first half goals and came away with a 9-6 victory over the Wildcats Saturday afternoon at Duke Williams Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

The loss dropped the Wildcats to 7-3 overall and 3-1 in the North Division while Grand View improved to 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the North. The Vikings haven’t lost a regular season game since Nov, 3, 2018, a 25-13 loss to Benedictine (Kan.).

The Wildcats have been a thorn in the side of the Vikings for the last four seasons, falling 29-27 in 2018, 21-18 in 2019 and 44-28 in 2020 before Saturday’s three-point setback.

Saturday’s game was expected to be a shootout among two of the highest scoring teams in the NAIA. However, someone forgot to tell the defenses for each team and they stole the show.

The two teams combined for seven turnovers with the Wildcats turning the ball over four times with three interceptions and one fumble. The Vikings had one interception and two fumbles in the game.

C-SC was held to its lowest offensive output of the season with just 225 yards of total offense, including just 27 yards rushing.

Meanwhile, the C-SC defense 302 yards of offense which consisted of 109 yards rushing and 193 yards passing.

A fumble by Jordan Grant on the first offensive possession led the first score for the Vikings.

Grand View moved to the Wildcat three-yard line before the C-SC stiffened and the Vikings had to settle for a 20-yard field goal by Nathan Hamilton.

A Jase Orndorff interception led to another Grand View field goal by Hamilton, this time from 26 yards away, to out the hosts up 6-0.

After the Wildcats went 3-in-out in the ensuing possession, it was the Wildcat defense’s turn to force a turnover.

Darren Jones picked off a Johnny Sullivan pass inside the C-SC 10-yard line to prevent possible points by the Vikings.

The offense moved the ball 73 yards on five plays before settling for 38-yard field goal by Michael Velasco to cut the lead in half.

The Vikings moved inside the red zone for the third time in the first half with under a minute to play, but the Wildcat defense held and the Vikings’ Hamilton kicked a 26-yard field goal with 23 seconds left to give the hosts a 9-3 lead at halftime.

Neither team did much in the second half and the Wildcats pulled to within 9-6. on its opening possession of the second half on a 41-yard field goal by Velasco.

After forcing a punt on the ensuing possession, the Wildcats moved deep into Viking territory. But the drive stalled and Velasco’s 43-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left, leaving the Wildcats three points short.

C-SC is scheduled to play its final home game next Saturday, Nov. 13, against Peru State College at Ellison Poulton Stadium. Kickoff is slated fro 1 p.m.