Quincy won a pair of close games to sweep Truman State across the river Thursday night.
In the men’s game, Zion Richardson scored 24 points, Mason Wujek added 18 and both grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Hawks to a 75-73 victory. The Bulldogs hit five straight triples early in the game to go up 17-5, but Quincy finished the first half on a 13-0 run to lead 33-28 at intermission. The Hawks pushed the lead to 11 with over 12 minutes left when the ‘Dogs went on a 20-6 run…..
Brad Boyer with the call on Superstation KRES and centralmoinfo.com. It turned out to be a rare five-point play when the foul was away from the basketball. The Hawks scored the next seven points and held off the Bulldogs the rest of the way. Coach Jeff Horner’s team got outrebounded 43-26…..
Freshman Kobi Williams scored a season-high 29 points on a 9-of-11 night from the field that included 6-of-7 from the arc. The Bulldogs have lost three in a row to drop to 1-4 in the GLVC and 4-9 overall. The Hawks improve to 4-3 in the conference and 9-6 overall.
The Truman women lost their seventh straight game falling to Quincy 78-75. The loss also snapped a 12-game winning streak against their rivals.
Ellie Weltha hit a three-point shot and converted a three-point play to push the Bulldogs on top 71-68. The Hawks scored the next six points and kept the lead the rest of the way. A three-point shot to tie was blocked at the buzzer. Coach Theo Dean….
Truman committed 21 turnovers and gave up 18 offensive rebounds. The Hawks also hit 21-of-22 free throws. Weltha registered her 40th career double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds. The Bulldogs drop to 3-10 and remain winless in conference play. Quincy had four players in double figures including Southern Boone graduate Paige Gamble, who scored 10. The Hawks improve to 4-5 in the GLVC and 5-10 overall.
The Truman teams will visit Illinois-Springfield on Saturday. You can hear a broadcast starting at 12:45 on KRES.
Jeff Horner postgame….
Theo Dean postgame….