Truman Splits A Pair Of Nailbiters With Lewis

The Truman basketball teams split a pair of nailbiters with Lewis on Senior Day at Pershing Arena today (Sat.).

In the women’s game, Kathryn Schmidt hit a corner three-pointer as time expired in overtime to give Lewis a 90-87 victory. The game-winner gave Schmidt a 30-point game, with 28 of those points after halftime.

The Bulldogs’ Gracie Stugart got the game to overtime….

Brad Boyer with the call on Superstation KRES and On her Senior Day, Hannah Pinkston kept the Bulldogs even until the last shot scoring all eight of her team’s points in the extra session….

Pinkston scored 19 points. Hannah Belanger led the Bulldogs with 24 points, including this Truman record-setter in the first quarter….

Belanger now has 282 career three-pointers. The win pulled the Flyers to within seven-hundreths (.07) of a point of Truman for second place in the GLVC Point Rating System standings. The Bulldogs are 13-4 in the conference and 17-8 overall. Lewis is 12-4 in the league and 16-8. The teams split regular season games.

In the men’s game, Lewis guard Jamere Hill needed two free throws to tie with two seconds left and only made one to give Truman a 65-64 victory. Dylan Peeters rebounded the miss to secure the win and led the Bulldogs with 17 points. Hunter Strait’s two free throws with 1:55 left were the difference. He finished with 13 points. The ‘Dogs improve to 7-10 in the GLVC and 12-13 overall and are tied for 10th in the conference’s PRS standings 16-hundredths of a point out of the top eight to get to the postseason tournament. Hill led Lewis with a game-high 22. The Flyers drop to 3-13 in the conference and 8-16 overall.

Truman coach Jeff Horner elected to start the game with his seven seniors on the floor and willingly took a technical foul, which resulted in two points for Lewis to start the game.

The Bulldog teams are off until next Saturday at Quincy.