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Vikings stopped by MNU

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Missouri Valley College men's and women's basketball teams were swept for the third straight time in Heart of America Conference doubleheaders during Saturday's home games against NAIA-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene.

The Lady Vikings nearly came back from a 16-point deficit during their 67-61 loss. The 24th-ranked Lady Pioneers held that cushion with under eight minutes remaining, but Valley went on a 21-9 run behind 14 points from senior Hannah Young -- the last two closing the gap to four points with 31 seconds remaining.

Sophomore C.J. Wesemann knocked down a pair of free throws five seconds later and the Lady Vikings couldn't connect on a three-point attempt with eight seconds to go.

MidAmerica (20-8, 13-3 HAAC) enjoyed a 35-12 advantage in scoring off the bench, with three subs reaching double figures -- led by junior Sophia Stockton's 12 points and 10 points and 10 rebounds from senior Kristie Tiegreen -- to remain tied for first place in the league standings.

Young finished with 20 points and junior Sami Jackson added 17 points for Valley (10-15, 6-9).

In the men's game, the Vikings came back from an early 12-point deficit, but No. 21 MNU pulled away during the second half for its 10th win in 11 games, 80-63.

Valley held a brief lead in the first half and went into the break down by four points. However, after three tie scores early in the second period, the Pioneers went on a 31-5 spree over an 11-minute span to put the game away.

Junior Rustin Dowd led all players with 25 points and sophomore Conner Langrehr added 20 for MidAmerica (20-8, 14-2), which shot 64.0 percent from the field after the break.

The Vikings (9-18, 4-11) got 20 points from senior Matt Baker, with freshman Kevin Stander contributing 17 points, five assists and three steals.

Valley will be on the road today for a make-up date at Benedictine.

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Hya, im writing from Manchester,England..the reason for this is 'Kristie Tiegreen'..i am following her basketball and dont know anything about it, but hoping to learn.if there is a chance could you pass on my e-mail address to kristie, i think she may be married and have a new surname,i would appreciate any help you can give me, i am probably her biggest 'fan' in england.But im a bigger fan of Manchester United fc,(pioneers 2nd fav)if its you 'chris allen' i am speaking to,do you have any game pic/photos? with kristie tiegreen in please? i can buy if not too dear? thank you very much..terry.ps you write well chris allen..

-- Posted by Terry Walsh on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 4:50 AM

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