MSC women’s and men’s basketball teams continue season with multiple games
After starting the season with a pair of wins to celebrate homecoming, the Murray State College women’s and men’s basketball teams both hosted tough match-ups with strong teams Tuesday, November 6 in Tishomingo.
The MSC women faced a Collin College team which was coming off a pair of blow-out wins against Paris Junior College and Eastern Oklahoma State College to remain undefeated. After a low-scoring first quarter, the Aggies and Cougars ended the first half with Collin College leading 29-10. The Aggies came out strong in the second half thanks to the play of Murray State College sophomore Toni Greene, who scored a team-high 15 points in the game. Ultimately, the Cougars were propelled to a 67-41 win over the Aggies with their three starting guards each scoringin double digits.
Later that night, the MSC men’s basketball team welcomed the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzles, the 16th-ranked team in the country, to Tishomingo. The Aggies’ speed and team hustle in the first half propelled them to a 43-35 lead over the Grizzlies at halftime. MSC freshman forward Karey McLeish lead the Aggies with 17 points for the game. Sophomore Lloyd Daniels added 15 points and freshman Adam Nance scored an additional 14 points, but, in the end the Grizzlies pulled ahead late in the game to win 84-77.
Both Aggie teams traveled out-of-state November 9-10 for back-to-back games. The Aggie women lost to Hutchinson Community College 88-65 in the first game of the Cougar Booster Club Basketball Classic at Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas before falling to Barton Community College 91-58 on November 10. The Aggie men’s team traveled to Harrison, Arkansas for the Pioneer Classic, beating North Arkansas College 103-93 and losing to Arkansas State Mid-South 75-83.